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About Alexander Nyland, B.A.

Alexander Nyland is an avid writer, blogger and traveller with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy, graduating in 2018 from the University of Sheffield. His particular focus and interests in his studies included Film and Ancient Greek philosophy. Alex has always been fascinated by art, culture and philosophy and believes they are an integral and important part of all of our lives. He has his own blog, thefilmpheed.com, which discusses these subjects and their role in our lives and society in-depth.
  • Mind-Body Problem Philosophy

What Is the Mind-Body Problem in the Philosophy of Mind?

By |2020-03-24T16:42:50+02:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

The mind-body problem is one of the most famous issues within philosophical discussion. It has been a point of argument and deep interest for philosophers throughout history. The mind-body problem was addressed by Buddhism and the ancient Greeks, all the way through to Rene Descartes and beyond. But why is this a matter of interest [...]

  • Vincent Van Gogh Biography

Vincent Van Gogh Biography: The Sad Story of His Life and His Amazing Art

By |2019-12-30T18:31:11+02:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , |

This article will be a brief Vincent Van Gogh biography that will tell the story of his life and his art. You will most likely have heard of Van Gogh as he is one of the most well-known, popular and influential figures in post-impressionist and modern art. Nevertheless, he remained unknown and unappreciated in his [...]

  • perennial philosophy

What Is Perennial Philosophy and How It Can Open Your Mind

By |2020-03-24T16:42:57+02:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Perennial philosophy is a strand of philosophical thought prevalent in culture since the Renaissance. It became popularised in the 20th century where these ideas became widespread across academia and society. Perennial philosophy is a viewpoint that provides an interesting outlook on the practice of many religious faiths. It is a source of valuable insight for [...]

  • types of logial fallacies

8 Types of Logical Fallacies and How They Distort Your Thinking

By |2019-11-24T13:42:29+02:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

We often come across various types of logical fallacies when engaging in an argument or debate. These can slip into our reasoning when trying to argue a claim. Perhaps this is due to building a poor argument, for deliberate aims or simply through laziness. However, what is meant by types of logical fallacies? For instance, [...]

  • philosophy jokes

8 Philosophy Jokes That Hide Profound Life Lessons in Them

By |2019-10-14T17:10:23+02:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Philosophy can often be wordy, complicated and difficult to engage with, but philosophical jokes can provide an alternative to this. Adding humour to this philosophy through jokes may make engaging with it more fun. Moreover, it helps build an understanding of interesting and profound philosophical ideas. This article will take a look at some clever [...]

  • zen teachings

5 Zen Teachings That Will Help You Become a Wiser and Calmer Person

By |2019-10-02T22:29:17+02:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

There are several Zen teachings that can be profoundly useful to our well-being. We can often feel worried, angry, confused or a number of other unhealthy emotions at various times in our lives. Zen teachings can help us deal and understand these emotions to make us much wiser and calmer individuals. But before we explore [...]

  • greatest philosophical novels

10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

By |2019-08-14T23:00:56+02:00August 18th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , |

Reading philosophical novels can be a brilliant way to engage in philosophical themes, ideas and teachings. It is quite understandable how one may find it daunting to tackle a thick, multivolume non-fiction work by someone like Arthur Schopenhauer or Immanuel Kant. Coming across something like Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation on a bookshelf [...]

  • plato philosophy of education

What Plato’s Philosophy of Education Can Teach Us Today

By |2020-03-24T16:42:29+02:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

Plato’s philosophy of education is a fascinating idea and one that Plato wanted to be implemented into Ancient Athenian society. Scholars still study and discuss it today, but what’s interesting is how Plato’s theory of education has influenced many beliefs and principles that modern society holds. It is a model of education and culture that [...]