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A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its …

Samsung Reveals Philosophy Behind Galaxy S4

Is the Samsung Galaxy S4 a smartphone or a being? In the new video (above), Samsung product designers explain the philosophy behind its flagship …

Snapshots from Vietnam: Egg Coffee in Hanoi

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>My put-an-egg-on-it philosophy applies to most dishes. Got leftovers? Reheat; put an egg on it. Got a salad or sandwich, or pretty much anything else? Put an egg on it, please! But coffee? <i>Put...an egg on it?</i> Egg coffee, or <i>cà</i> …

Very Stylish Fashion Illustrations from the 1920s

<b>Looking for even more inspiration</b> from the 1920s? Then check out these vintage fashion illustrations from the era. We've gotta say: These guys are looking pretty fantastic. Bootlegging and impending Great Depression aside, the Jazz Age had its benefits. Flappers, for one. Impressive men's style, …

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In A Newly Released Video, Steve Jobs Shows Rare Modesty

In a never-before-seen clip, Steve Jobs admits that Apple’s legacy will be buried under future innovation. We disagree.<p>Steve Jobs was known for hyperbole–using rhetoric like “magical” to sell us processors and pixels. For all of its snake oil aftertaste, the messaging ushered in an era and …

Will Commerce Open The Doors To 'Eastern' Philosophy?

Let's play a game. Quickly name three philosophers of any historical era and write them down. If you are really ambitious, name five.<p>Take your time and think about it. It's OK. I'll wait.<p>Now look at your names. Were any of the men or women you wrote down born east of Afghanistan? Where any of the …

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

With his singular blend of physical prowess and metaphysical wisdom, coupled with his tragic untimely death, legendary Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, and filmmaker <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is one of those rare cultural icons whose ethos and appeal remain timeless, …

Evernote adds Reminders to Mac, iOS and web applications (video)

Sure, Evernote is great for jotting down recipes and syncing notes to the cloud, but users lacking in the memory department still had to rely on external alarm apps to remind them of their to-do lists. That all ends today with the introduction of Evernote's Reminders feature for Mac, iOS and web …

15 best Android Widgets for your home screen!

Widgets have been around for a long time. It used to be one of the features that made Android better than iOS. These days, our reliance on widgets has waned. Between better designed apps, quick settings, Android Nougat’s app shortcuts, and more powerful notifications, there aren’t too many reasons …

Why philosophy students do the most drugs

An Oxford philosopher this week described their drug experiences in a survey by online student newspaper the Tab. "Having dinner with parents while …

Hilary Putnam on the Philosophy of Science: Section 1

Hilary Putnam on the Philosophy of Science: Section 5

Plato - Philosophy In An Hour

Plato was a well-known wrestler, and the name by which we know him today was his ring name. Plato means broad or flat: presumably in this case the …