philosophy

Working carefully, methodically, diligently, he makes a tiny little capsule. It is hidden, safe, barely perceptible to his predators. Enclosing himself, he lays dormant, silent for about two weeks. Then, he emerges. Now with wings, now a creature of flight, a caterpillar has changed into a butterfly. Or did he really change? Parmenides of Elea, …

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f its presence through the tremors which emanate forthwith, taking the shape of arguments and hot takes on Twitter, videos and essays dedicated to one side or another, and the invisible enmity which builds in the hearts of men who both see themselves as defenders of the side of truth against an ostensible “Ally of the moment.” The shortage of solutions matches the excess of bad faith

Networks of influence and influence hierarchies are something that are well-known, and well understood in principle, but specificities around what the peak of any such network would look like – are often elusive. There may be disagreement on whether, in practice, a large number of small nodes exist, or one great network in which one …

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Eudaimonia: Aristotle and most of his contemporaries used this phrase to speak of the end goal of humanity: a life well-lived. To successfully live life, they argued, one had to rationally apply virtuous principles to moral dilemmas. One of the principles used by Aristotle was that of the Golden Mean. It was virtuous to use …

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In this brief essay, I will outline what I refer to by value. I will also explore the value and exactly why establishing value, or appraising value is a transcendent characteristic. Firstly let’s address the first barrier to this idea, the lack of detail in the English language in this matter. The assigning and appraisal …

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Despite the pains and lengths man has suffered to legislate and manage post-industrial society, we find ourselves living in a state of disorder, and that we have lived in a growing state of it for centuries at the least. No matter the quantity of data and peer-reviewed studies that suggest otherwise, it is evident that …

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