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10 Philosophical Quotes about Life That Reveal the Truths We Often Neglect

By |2019-06-04T18:19:52+03:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

It is all too easy to focus on the wrong things, but these philosophical quotes will remind you of what is truly important in life. Philosophy offers a lot to the world. More than anything, it gives us insights into what is really important in life. Work, money and other responsibilities distract us from the [...]

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

By |2019-10-21T17:03:42+03:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

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 Greece. He is one of [...]

Why Kant’s Philosophy Is Extremely Relevant to Modern Society

By |2019-10-21T16:59:53+03:00April 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 [...]

10 Marcus Aurelius Quotes That Are Still Relevant Today

By |2019-10-06T12:26:22+03:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Marcus Aurelius' quotes may be from the time of Ancient Rome, but they are still relevant today. Who was Marcus Aurelius? He was a Roman emperor between 161 to 180. He was known as the last of the Five Good Emperors. Marcus Aurelius' personal philosophical writings, now known as his Meditations, have become a source [...]

This Alan Watts’ Approach to Meditation Is Truly Eye-Opening

By |2019-04-12T14:18:49+03:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

If the West is now experiencing a meditation and Eastern philosophy fad rush, it has Alan Watts to thank for it. Centuries before Alan Watts and his meditation guidelines popularized Eastern thought for western audiences, throngs of mystics and ascetics had been practicing numerous meditative paths on their way to enlightenment and self-realization. The West [...]

The Intriguing Holographic Universe Theory and Its Roots in Ancient Philosophy

By |2019-04-05T15:17:40+03:00April 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+03:00April 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+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. [...]