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Philosophy of Happiness

Philosophy of Happiness

When individuals discuss how to reach happiness and what the term means, neither the question nor the answer are straightforward. As such, philosophers have divided the topic into two main ideas, each with a distinct approach towards it. These are: Possessing a...

Emptiness of values

Emptiness of values

Values could be thought of as the essence whose reason for being is not at all obvious, and they are a rarity in our civilization. The economic and pragmatic rationality has become all-pervasive in society, causing people to believe that nothing has worth by itself...

Philosophy in Pop Culture

Philosophy in Pop Culture

Philosophy is one of the most influential subjects in the world. It has shaped many aspects of our society and culture, from political ideologies to art forms. Philosophy in Pop Culture is a topic that has been brought up many times but not often discussed. But what...

Understanding Buddhist Philosophy

Understanding Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist philosophy is less religion, more practice of social truths. To become a Buddhist, one must first understand the philosophy and beliefs of this religion.  Most people think that Buddhism means never hurting a living thing, even in anger, and that you are...

Descartes and Philosophy

Descartes and Philosophy

René Descartes was a French polymath who introduced startling new ontology, epistemology, mathematics, and science concepts. He flourished from 1596 to 1650 and is considered one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers. He is arguably the most well-known...

Philosophy of Logic

Philosophy of Logic

The basis of Western philosophy and science, the philosophy of logic, has a history dating back to the cultural golden age of Ancient Greece. As a mode of thinking, the philosophy of logic evolved as early thinkers attempted to understand the world by asking questions...

Philosophy of Language

Philosophy of Language

“All reality is suspended in language.” That famous quote was made by the Nobel Prize-winning Danish Physicist Niels Bohr, one of the founders of quantum mechanics. His comment on language expressed his frustration with how the mere words we use to communicate basic...

Aristotle’s Philosophical Stance

Aristotle’s Philosophical Stance

Aristotle believed people would engage in philosophical investigations because they were curious. The world was filled with puzzling things. People wondered about them. He believed that a beginner should first attend to the appearance of things and then consider...

Mindfulness and Philosophy

Mindfulness and Philosophy

Mindfulness and philosophy may seem like polar opposites to many, but in truth, they are two sides of the same coin. Mindfulness is the act of becoming intensely aware of the world around you - specifically within the moment. Meanwhile, philosophy is the understanding...

The Five Branches of Philosophy

The Five Branches of Philosophy

There are five main branches in philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. Each branch contains a specific focus and area of study. When one remembers that philosophy is a form of science, this method of organization suddenly becomes...