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    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.…

    Philosopher Portraits: Famous Philosophers Painted in the Style of Influential Artists

    Philosopher Portraits: Famous Philosophers Painted in the Style of Influential Artists

    Ludwig Wittgenstein/Piet Mondrian: What do the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian have in common? For philosopher and artist Renée Jorgensen Bolinger, the two have similar…

    Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

    Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

    “There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.” Bertrand Russell…

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