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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.
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4 Famous French Philosophers and What We Can Learn from Them

By |2019-10-21T16:52:33+03:00March 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. [...]

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4 Simple Confucian Principles That Could Profoundly Change Our Society

By |2019-03-22T17:43:27+03:00March 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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-22T18:30:44+03:00March 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 [...]

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7 Less Known Greek Philosophers Whose Teachings Are Still Relevant Today

By |2019-03-25T13:51:15+03:00March 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 [...]

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6 Lao Tzu Quotes That Reveal Simple Yet Profound Truths about Life

By |2019-10-21T16:49:26+03:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The following quotes by Lao Tzu can help us to recognise profound inner truths about our lives and become accepting, calm and fulfilled individuals. Who was Lao Tzu? He was born in China between the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. under the Zhou Dynasty. We don't know much about him other than that he was [...]

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5 Types of Internal Conflict and How to Resolve Them & Make Wise Decisions

By |2019-03-24T19:08:57+03:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

What is an internal conflict? An internal conflict is a psychological struggle whereby someone finds himself or herself in difficulty when making a decision during a personal situation. You are grappling with an internal conflict if you are caught between (usually two) choices that are conflicting desires. It is a question of engaging with [...]

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Do You Have a Philosophy of Life? Why You Need One and How to Find It

By |2020-04-14T23:34:03+03:00March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

What a Philosophy of Life is can seem quite a profound notion and relates to the ever-daunting question of “What is the meaning of life?”. Many may turn away from this question and the idea of a personal philosophy seems like a too large concept to consider. Perhaps you think it is pointless to dwell [...]