Alexander
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. You can follow Alexander on Linkedin.

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

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…

10 of the Greatest Philosophical Novels of All Time

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…

What Plato’s Philosophy of Education Can Teach Us Today

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…

7 Profound Lessons Eastern Philosophy Teaches Us about Life

Eastern philosophy does not differ from other philosophic teachings in its overall objective. This is to teach us to be wiser individuals and to ultimately provide guidance as to how to live well. Therefore, Eastern philosophical ideas are no different from Western philosophy is this sense. The distinction lies in…

8 Important Quotes by Plato and What We Can Learn from Them Today

The following quotes are profound, important and representative of Plato's philosophy as a whole. However, before we examine these quotes, let’s take a look at who Plato was and what his philosophy amounts to. Who Was Plato? Plato (428/427 BC or 424/424 – 348/347BC) was born and died in Ancient…

Why Kant’s Philosophy Is Extremely Relevant to Modern Society

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…

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

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…

The Intriguing Holographic Universe Theory and Its Roots in Ancient Philosophy

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.…

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

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…

4 Famous French Philosophers and What We Can Learn from Them

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…