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About Alexander Nyland

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.

Why Kant’s Philosophy Is Extremely Relevant to Modern Society

By |2019-10-21T16:59:53+02:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

What can Kant's philosophy offer to modern people? The answer is: surprisingly much. Immanuel Kant was born in 1724 in Königsberg, Prussia. His philosophical ideas thrived during the enlightenment period. This was an intellectual and philosophical movement that swept across Europe in the 18th century. A major component of this movement was the gradual decline [...]

6 Types of Moral Dilemmas in Life and How to Resolve Them

By |2019-04-21T12:23:20+02:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

What are moral dilemmas? Moral dilemmas are situations where an individual has to make a choice between two or more clashing options. These options are often not pleasing to the individual and are usually not truly morally acceptable either. We can identify moral dilemmas by recognising that our actions in these given situations have moral [...]

The Intriguing Holographic Universe Theory and Its Roots in Ancient Philosophy

By |2019-04-05T15:17:40+02:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , |

The idea of a holographic universe is a relatively new scientific theory. It suggests a whole new way of perceiving the universe. However, the concept of the holographic nature of our universe and the questioning of our physical reality have been incited by and explored by humans for thousands of years. Some ancient philosophers have explored [...]

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: 10 Lessons to Learn from This 2000-Year-Old Book

By |2019-10-21T16:55:50+02:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is a powerful book that has stood the test of time. It can provide deeply helpful and important lessons to us all. However, before we discuss these lessons, we should recognise who the author was. Marcus Aurelius (121-180AD), also known as ‘the Philosopher’, was Roman emperor from 161-180AD. He is a widely [...]

4 Famous French Philosophers and What We Can Learn from Them

By |2019-10-21T16:52:33+02:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

There are certain French philosophers whose ideas can provide valuable and critical insight into our lives and society today. They were highly influential in western philosophical thought, and are widely considered to be some of the greatest French thinkers of all time. The philosophers in question have similarities in their teachings but they also differ. [...]

4 Simple Confucian Principles That Could Profoundly Change Our Society

By |2019-03-22T17:43:27+02:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

What are ‘Confucian principles’? Confucian principles are a set of thoughts and ideas that refer to the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure, Confucius (551BC – 479BC). His philosophy – Confucianism – has influenced Chinese society and other parts of Asia right up to the present day, with it affecting schools [...]

The Dangers of Getting Lost in Thought and How to Find Your Way Out

By |2019-03-19T20:24:53+02:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Why do we become lost in thought? We can find ourselves lost in thought at any point during the day. You may be at work, sat in a lecture, on a train or lying in bed waiting to go to sleep. In fact, 50% of your day can be spent lost in thought, wandering through [...]

7 Less Known Greek Philosophers Whose Teachings Are Still Relevant Today

By |2019-03-25T13:51:15+02:00March 16th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , |

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the most well-known Greek philosophers. They are also the most widely taught and most popular. Not many would dispute this. However, there are many other ancient Greek philosophers who can serve as much value to us in their teachings. There are others who came before Socrates, Plato and Aristotle [...]