Category: Philosophy Fridays

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Philosophy Fridays: Hegel

The German philosopher Hegel believed that history has much to teach us. Civilization do not progress in a straight line, so important ideas and attitudes get left behind.

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Philosophy Friday: Stoicism

For this Philosophy Friday, let’s talk about Stoicism, the philosophical school of thought that inspired Marcus Aurelius and a really great episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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Philosophy Friday: René Descartes

In honor of my passion for data science, this Philosophy Friday is devoted to DesCartes, who’s work in mathematics nearly rivals his work in philosophy.  It’s for whom the term “Cartesian Product” is named. Data nerds know the deal. In fact, here’s a joke about DesCartes I found on Reddit....

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Philosophy Friday: Nietzsche

Known for his facial hair, poor attitude, and “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” motivational phrases.  He’s also known for popularizing German words. But there’s more to the brain behind the mustache.

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Philosophy Friday: David Hume

David Hume, one of Scotland’s greatest philosophers, appreciated the ordinary experience, his descriptions of consciousness and his humane, tolerant approach to religious disputes.

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How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

Jules Evans talks about how he found help in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He then went to interview the inventors of CBT, and discovered they were directly inspired by ancient Greek philosophy. He passionately explains his belief that the therapeutic ideas of ancient philosophy need to be...