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    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…

    Who was Ludwig Wittgenstein?

    Who was Ludwig Wittgenstein?

    Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna, Austria in 1889. As a young man he studied engineering, but his mathematical work in this area led him to developing an interest in…

    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.…

    Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

    Friedrich Nietzsche on Why a Fulfilling Life Requires Embracing Rather than Running from Difficulty

    A century and a half before our modern fetishism of failure, a seminal philosophical case for its value. German philosopher, poet, composer, and writerFriedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900)…

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