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    Facing History – Why we love Camus?

    Facing History – Why we love Camus?

    The French novelist and philosopher Albert Camus was a terrifically good-looking guy whom women fell for helplessly—the Don Draper of existentialism. This may seem a trivial thing to harp on,…

    Secular pilgrimage

    Secular pilgrimage

    Visiting Wittgenstein’s home evokes the philosopher’s serious, ascetic mind (no doubt he would disapprove its restoration) Westerners who see ancestor worship as something only other cultures do should look around:…

    No absolute time

    No absolute time

    Two centuries before Einstein, Hume recognised that universal time, independent of an observer’s viewpoint, doesn’t exist In 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the philosopher and physicist Moritz Schlick,…

    Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein v Heraclitus

    Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein v Heraclitus

    “I am not a religious man,’ the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said to a friend, ‘but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.’ These problems…

    Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

    Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

    Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. The…

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Philosophers have often ruminated on the aesthetics of photography. Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida begins with a poignant memorialization of his mother, as remembered through her photograph. Pierre Bourdieu’s Photography: A Middle-Brow…

    An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

    An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

    In the recorded history of philosophy, there may be no sharper a mind than Ludwig Wittgenstein. A bête noire, enfant terrible, and all other such phrases used to describe affronts to…

    Plato, Nietzsche, and 11 Other Philosophers Who Used Mind-Altering Drugs

    Plato, Nietzsche, and 11 Other Philosophers Who Used Mind-Altering Drugs

    The Psychedelic Influence on Philosophy MMXVI Philosophy itself often arrives as a mind-altering experience, a new mode of perception unto our cosmos, at times so radical as to be hazardous.…

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