6 Famous Philosophers in History and What They Can Teach Us about Modern Society

By | 2018-02-05T18:04:51+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , , |

  Famous philosophers have sought to understand the human condition for centuries. It is surprising how much these giants of the past had to say that has influenced modern society. Here are some words of wisdom from some of the most famous philosophers of all time. 1. Aristotle Aristotle was one of the most famous [...]

What Is a Polymath or a Renaissance Person and How to Become One

By | 2018-01-15T18:44:00+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

You should definitely consider becoming a polymath or a Renaissance person. And no, I’m not saying you should start dressing up like a Renaissance person and acting like a weirdo. Polymath is a kind of well-rounded person who knows a lot of things from several areas life. Academics, politics, health, pop culture, art… everything. In [...]

How to Use Stoic Philosophy to Stay Calm in Any Difficult Situation

By | 2018-01-12T14:25:23+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Difficulties arise faster than we can alleviate them, it seems. However, stoic philosophy can help us keep calm and live our purpose in life regardless. Problems seem to overwhelm and complicate our lives, popping up as soon as we think we have a handle on everything. To be honest, if we kept a record of [...]

5 Philosophical Questions That Will Blow Your Mind

By | 2017-12-28T21:19:18+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Universe|Tags: , , , |

Some philosophical questions are so difficult you could tie yourself up in mental knots trying to understand them. But they do make great dinner party conversations. These types of philosophical questions are usually known as thought experiments. People have been using these conundrums to understand philosophical concepts for nearly 2,000 years. The purpose of a [...]

The Socratic Method and How to Use It to Win Any Argument

By | 2018-01-30T22:19:24+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Categories: Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

The Socratic Method is a useful tool when it comes to handling everyday disagreements. Let's learn how to use it to win an argument. We have all been in a heated argument with our loved ones. Most of the times, tempers usually flare and unnecessary things are said, but these things could possibly be avoidable. Instead of throwing [...]

Panpsychism: an Intriguing Theory That States Everything in the Universe Has a Consciousness

By | 2018-01-13T19:44:21+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , |

So what is Panpsychism exactly? Where does it come from? Panpsychism is the view that everything has a mind or has mind-like qualities. Panpsychism derives from the two Greek words pan (all) and psyche (mind or soul). It can be argued what these things actually mean. What does it mean by “everything”? What does it [...]

5 Intriguing Mysteries of Time Perception Explained

By | 2017-01-17T23:15:09+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What do you think about time perception? Does time exist in its own right, or is it just in our minds? The German philosopher Immanuel Kant proposed that time might not, after all, stand outside human perception as part of the external universe, but that it could possibly be, along with space, a product of [...]

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

By | 2017-09-06T18:09:46+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental 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. [...]