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René Descartes - The Great Philosophers

René Descartes 31 March 1596 -- 11 February 1650 Perhaps best known for the philosophical statement "Cogito ergo sum" ( I think, therefore I am ) found in pa...
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Epicurus Life and Philosophy

The life and philosophy of Epicurs. A lecture delivered at Peninsula College by Wesley Cecil, Ph.D. Part of the ancient philosophers lecture series. For info...
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John McDowell interview: Avoiding the Myth of the Given and other philosophical thoughts

This interview was recorded while Professor John McDowell was in Dublin to receive an honorary degree award from University College Dublin in April 2013. Ful...
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Culture, Its Delights and Distractions: Culture and the Search for Happiness - Catholic Online

Culture, Its Delights and Distractions: Culture and the Search for Happiness - Catholic Online | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Culture, Its Delights and Distractions: Culture and the Search for Happiness Catholic Online The issue I explored was straightforward: Why had the notion of happiness changed over the course of Western history, from a moral concept as it was from...
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Make attention to your assumptions

Make attention to your assumptions | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
“Science knows it doesn’t know everything, otherwise it would stop.” - Dara O’Briain



In science, we use models to represent some part of the world in which we are interested.
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Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog) Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking PsychCentral.com (blog) The Antidote, is about a possible third way, one Burkeman calls “the negative path” that is based on the work of psychologists and philosophers...
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Philosophy News | Philosophy is Authenticity Wrapped in Awe

Philosophy News | Philosophy is Authenticity Wrapped in Awe | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Philosophy is not just about arguments and debates, and cranky professors with pipes and unkempt mustaches. Philosophy is the key to unlocking the shackles that smother your curiosity, your wonderment, and your sense of ...
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Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason? - Co.Design

Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason? - Co.Design | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason?
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The idea that emotion was the enemy of reason stretched from the ancient philosophy of Plato to the rationalism of Descartes to the pop culture of modern times.
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The Zennist: Seeing Mind: the early years

The Zennist: Seeing Mind: the early years | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Q: What were your philosophical views before you decided to study Zen Buddhism. A: I think at that time during the early 1960s I was still searching for something meaningful. So I experimented—read some books; even a little ...
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The Ancient Greeks' 6 Types of Love - Greek Reporter

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The Ancient Greeks' 6 Types of Love
Greek Reporter
By guest on January 9, 2014 in Culture, Life, Philosophy · Meanings of Love in Ancient Greece · What is love?
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Philosophy influenced Chinese cuisine - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Philosophy influenced Chinese cuisine - Chicago Tribune (blog) | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Philosophy influenced Chinese cuisine
Chicago Tribune (blog)
Confucius was a philosopher and teacher who lived 2,500 years ago. ...
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The Father of Modern Philosophy - Newstalk 106-108 fm

The Father of Modern Philosophy - Newstalk 106-108 fm | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Newstalk 106-108 fm The Father of Modern Philosophy Newstalk 106-108 fm Even if all of our thoughts are false and the world around us an illusion the simple act of thinking that we might not be able to think proves that there is something that is...
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Philosophy hand in hand with spirituality | Stepping Toes

Philosophy hand in hand with spirituality | Stepping Toes | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Experiences and Interest in philosophy and spirituality I think it is wrong to think philosophy can not go together with spirituality. I also think it is wrong to assume that when a person is interested in philosophy, he would not be ...
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5 4 5 Greek Philosophers and Alexander

Mr. Pahl talks to his World History students at Bartlett High School about the trinity of famous Greek philosophers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
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Looking Up to the Hopeful Horizon - Algemeiner

Looking Up to the Hopeful Horizon - Algemeiner | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Looking Up to the Hopeful Horizon
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The mightiest army in the ancient world – the Egyptians with their horse-drawn chariots – had been defeated and drowned. ....
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Rationally Speaking: What virtues, and why?

Rationally Speaking: What virtues, and why? | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
What was going in philosophically in Greece at the time of the Bhagavad Gita? http://t.co/BhMLbsD3Mn #India #philosophy #BhagavadGita
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The Challenger Sale: Mindset or Method? | CEB Blogs

The Challenger Sale: Mindset or Method? | CEB Blogs | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
We recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review about our years of research on Challenger selling. The research looks at the recent and rapid (The Challenger Sale: Mindset or Method?
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Roger Scruton: Stand up for the real meaning of freedom

Roger Scruton: Stand up for the real meaning of freedom | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
When pressed for a statement of their beliefs, conservatives give ironical or evasive answers: beliefs are what the others have, the ones who have confounded politics with religion, as socialists… (RT @B_HQ: Scruton: conservatism is a political philosophy...
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Philosophy News | Welcome to Philosophy News

Philosophy News | Welcome to Philosophy News | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Utilitarianistically speaking, is there any difference between forced population transfer and ethnic cleansing? Response from: Gordon Marino Yes, the two egregious actions would have different.
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What virtues, and why? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

What virtues, and why? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
What virtues, and why?
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Specifically, I want to focus on the concept of virtue and the work that it can do in moral philosophy.
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Is there life after death? Contrasting christian and Epicurean views

Is there life after death? Contrasting christian and Epicurean views | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
Longing for life after death, in which life will finally be given meaning is a denial of our earthly lives. Life only has meaning because it actually ends. (Is there life after death?
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Philosophy: Guide to Happiness

Philosophy: Guide to Happiness | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
We tend to accept that people in authority must be right. It's this assumption that Socrates wanted us to challenge by urging us to think logically about...
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Thinking in the age of instant noodles - The Hindu

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The Hindu
Thinking in the age of instant noodles
The Hindu
Thinking needs time and a larger explorative space, where you can let your thoughts go where they will.
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British colonial philosophy proves to be timeless - The National

British colonial philosophy proves to be timeless - The National | Philosophical wanderings | Scoop.it
British colonial philosophy proves to be timeless The National Such was the philosophy of British colonialism and the very essence of the long-standing experience of the empire “on which the sun never sets”, said the columnist Mustafa Zain in the...
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