philosophy

8 Obscure Emotional States You’ve Felt but Couldn’t Find a Name for

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been stuck for a word to describe some of your more complex emotional states? Which of the following 8 emotional states are you familiar with? 1.  Sublimation Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, used the term sublimation to refer to the redirection of the erotic drive (or libido) into socially acceptable creative tasks. [...]

Everything Is Interconnected: How Spirituality, Philosophy, and Science Show That We Are All One

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It’s difficult for us, as individual human beings, with the feeling of distinctness and separateness we have, to comprehend that everything is interconnected. Indeed, we're so alone, at times, in this physical form which seems to differentiate each of us from the rest - where all our fortunes seem to be varied and changing. We feel like [...]

5 Spiritual Beliefs That Are Now Finally Being Recognized by Science

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , |

From the most ancient times, human beings have used spiritual beliefs to understand the world. While these beliefs have often been dismissed as irrational and untrue, science is recently discovering that there may be something to our most profound spiritual beliefs after all. 1. Time is an illusion According to Buddhist philosophy, there is no [...]

Long-Sought Aristotle’s Tomb Is Discovered in Northern Greece

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Aristotle's tomb has been finally found! The burial site of one of the most important figures in the history of Western civilization is no longer an enigma. A group of archaeologists recently announced that they have discovered Aristotle's tomb. Near the Agora of the ancient town of Stagira, a team of scientist who worked together [...]

Teaching Philosophy to Kids Makes Them Smarter, Study Finds

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Teaching philosophy in schools has shown amazing results for children's cognitive and social skills. When one thinks of philosophy, children do not usually come to mind. After all, it’s a field of study that requires deep thinking and understanding of life. However, a “large, well-designed study” conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation has suggested positively amazing [...]

Shedding New Light on the Nature of Consciousness

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

The nature of consciousness is one of the biggest mysteries science faces. While most scientists nowadays believe consciousness is an emergent property of the brain, if we look deep enough into this assumption, we will find that it is physically impossible (At least, with the current knowledge we have in physics). This insight was termed [...]

Who Am I? Finally, There Is an Answer to the Eternal Question of Self-Identity

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , |

Throughout the history, one of the deepest questions mankind has asked itself is the question of its true identity: Who am I? While science refers human beings as a biological organism, philosophers understood that this perspective isn’t sufficient. Our body is changing continuously, yet we remain ourselves. For example, it is claimed that every seven [...]

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: the Eye-Opening Ancient Version of the ‘Matrix’

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , |

Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, 427. BC. - 347. BC.) was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is considered as one of the most influential people in the history of western civilization. He was Socrates' student. Thanks to Plato, we have a significant source of information about Socrates. Plato founded the first institution of its kind - [...]

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