The Living Philosophy

The Living Philosophy
Philosophy you can live your life by.
Created 04 Jun 2021
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  • Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy
    16 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    There is a chasm in modern philosophy so broad that only a handful of voices have managed to be heard on both sides. Each is a peculiarity to the other — something foreign and quaint. The origins of t...
  • Moth vs Flame: Reason, Instinct and Humanity's Struggle to Survive
    09 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Scientists, philosophers and children have long been mesmerised by the peculiar penchant of moths to self-immolate. After many millennia of musings, modern science is finally bringing us closer to an ...
  • Buddhism isn't a “philosophy”; it’s a religion
    02 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    You’ll often hear it said that Buddhism isn’t a religion, it’s a philosophy. This type of argument plays well in justifying Buddhism to a society that is sick of traditional religion. In a society par...
  • Ecstasis & Catharsis: The Makers of Meaning
    26 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 4 2
    Dante by Agnolo Bronzino (via Wikimedia; Public Domain) Philosophy is born of the marriage of two Greek words, philos- and sophia. Philos is one of Ancient Greek’s many words for love, while sophia is...
  • American Diogenes - Henry David Thoreau's Living Philosophy
    18 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Image by Author (composite of Thoreau and Walden) There is a type of temperament that, when mixed with philosophy, produces a very interesting flowering of the human condition. Diogenes the Cynic is o...
  • Empedocles of Acragas: Philosopher, Poet, Shaman
    13 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    The history of philosophy is a tapestry composed of colourful characters. If there was a distinction for the most eccentric and colourful among this peculiar bunch, there is no doubt that Empedocles o...
  • Jung’s Collective Unconscious Explained
    04 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 4 3
    Photo by Daniel Öberg on Unsplash Some topics remain taboo for science. When Georges Lemaître first proposed the Big Bang theory in the 1920s, there was a major backlash among many in the physics comm...
  • The Forgotten Father of Roman Stoicism
    28 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 2 7
    There are many fruitful comparisons between Socrates and the Roman Senator/Stoic philosopher Cato the Younger. Some of these are amusing superficial comparisons: both men were partial to bouts of heav...
  • The Living Philosophy of Diogenes the Cynic
    21 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Diogenes of Sinope was a contemporary of Plato and Alexander the Great. He was famous for his radical philosophy that discarded status, possessions and the learning of books to get at the vital marrow...
  • Nietzsche vs. Jung: The Revaluation of All Values
    14 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    I shall probe these things more thoroughly and severely in another connection (under the title “On the History of European Nihilism;” it will be contained in a work in progress: The Will to Power: Att...