German Philosophy

How Not To Be A Frog In A Well: Chinese/German/Buddhist Philosophy

Interview by Richard Marshall.<p>‘<i>Hegel claimed that it would have been better if the Analects of Confucius had never been translated so that its</i> …

Martin Heidegger

Epistemology in Latin America

[New Entry by Diego Machuca on July 12, 2018.] After presenting the current situation of epistemological research in Latin America and part of its …


The master and slave moralities: what Nietzsche really meant

Nietzsche had some harsh things to say about the worldview of the masses, but what did he really think?<br>Read More


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Heidegger and the Paipo

A few years ago, inspired by vintage photos of Val Ching on his plywood paipo—and also by more-recent footage of Chris Del Moro and Ryan Burch on …


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This week we take to Obscura mastermind Steffen Kummerer about the band’s new record, <i>Dilvium</i>, why it took four chapters the tell the narrative behind …

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Wittgenstein and Scientism

2018.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan Beale and Ian James Kidd (eds.), Wittgenstein and Scientism, Routledge, …


Wittgenstein and Scientism // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

There is a risk in tackling a topic such as Wittgenstein and scientism. Since it is indisputable and well-known that Wittgenstein had a negative …



Iris Murdoch began teaching philosophy at Oxford in 1948, published her first novel in 1954, and won the Booker Prize for <i>The Sea, The Sea</i> in 1978. …

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'Marx and Marxism' and 'A World to Win' Review: Better Dead Than Read

Two centuries after he was born in the otherwise blameless German city of Trier, on May 5, 1818, Karl Marx is enjoying a moment. He and his writings have had such moments before—many other moments, with all too few intervals, since the 1840s. Most recently, the 2008 financial crisis boosted sales …


Bitgenstein's Table: All-Time Highs, Telegram Followers, Wittgenstein’s Table & Making Decisions

Ludwig Wittgenstein

A Black Forest trek to German philosopher Heidegger’s writing ‘hut’

Stuck behind the wheel of a cramped rental car during a six-hour drive from Paris the previous day, it would take more than the threat of morning showers to keep me from stretching my legs on a Black Forest walking trail. That, after all, was why I was here, in the southwestern corner of Germany: …


The Edge of Summer by Erion Hegel Kross for Client Magazine #18

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Yvonne Kapp’s monumental biography of the daughter of Karl Marx who became a radical activist<p>Eleanor was the youngest of three surviving Marx …


When Heidegger Meets Miyazaki

A link between the German existentialist Martin Heidegger and Japanese mainstream animator and author of <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, Hayashi …


The Philosopher of the Firework

He was looking for a chemical mixture—a potion or tonic perhaps—that would give him eternal youth. Instead, when it caught fire, the ninth-century Chinese alchemist discovered gunpowder. From there, our global obsession with fireworks was sparked. From then on, fireworks were used in celebrations …


Nietzsche: the Middle Writings

Interview by Richard Marshall.‘<i>This is a ‘Nietzsche’ who is committed to continuing an Enlightenment project, who seeks to combat fanaticism (in</i> …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Trouble in Paradise: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Why is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) unnerving to so many of us? I have a theory. Our ill-ease with AI may be due to the fact that the …

Artificial Intelligence

"On the Border of Understanding," by Lucia Duero

Eye on CultureLucia Duero<i></i>Photo by Volkan Ölmez / Pixabay<i>This text speaks of simplism. Inspired by the rhetorical language of manipulation of reality,</i> …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Gender, Race and Marx's Whiskers

In his 1938 preface to the first edition of <i>The Black Jacobins</i>, C. L. R. James wrote famously that “great men make history, but only such history as …

Karl Marx

Roberto Burle Marx, in His Own Words

Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape As Art and Urbanism / Lars Müller PublishersRoberto Burle Marx stands as one of the towering figures of 20th …

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: How the ‘I Ching’ Inspired His Binary System

The 5,000-year-old text struck a chord.<p>While Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s work has influenced centuries of technological innovation, his own …


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: How His Binary Systems Shaped the Digital Age

Zeroes and ones that changed the world.<p>Binary code is the language of computers and electronic devices. The use of binary numbers date back to …


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Who was the German philosopher and mathematician?

Today’s Google Doodle marks the 372nd birthday of German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who lived from 1646 to 1716.<p>An …


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: 4 Quotes That Predict the Future of Computing

He desperately wanted data storage.<p>“The present is big with the future,” Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz once said, and he would know. The 17th-century …


Google Doodle celebrates mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born in the middle of the 17th century but made substantial contributions to computer science still the underpinnings for modern computers.<p>Born on this day in 1646, the German mathematician completed his bachelor's degree in philosophy in one year at age of 15 and went …


Let Us Calculate - the Last Universal Academic Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716)<p>On July 1, 1646, one of the last universally interdisciplinary academics, active in the fields of mathematics, …


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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a German polymath known for being one of philosophy’s great optimists, is today’s Google Doodle. July 1st would have been …


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Here's the Secret Reason For His Sudden Interest

Sorry Canada Day. You've been bumped this year.<p>And the Google Doodle goes to... Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz!<p>I admit it: I had never heard of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz until this morning when Google decided to provide the late (obviously) 17th century mathematician with what I like to think of as our …