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Arthur Schopenhauer – Metaphysics of Love. We are accustomed to see poets principally occupied with describing the love of the sexes.

Arthur Schopenhauer – Metaphysics of Love

Groundbreaking documentary "Mind of Plants" proves hyper-intelligence of plant life. "What if plants have minds?

Groundbreaking documentary "Mind of Plants" proves hyper-intelligence of plant life

Do they perceive their environment? Do they have a memory? Could they have a nervous system? " The answer is almost certainly YES. High School Humanities and Social Sciences. Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's eBook: Rajiv Malhotra: Amazon.co.uk: Books. I was inititially attracted to this book because I recently began working on a Buddadharma text and need to bone up on Indra's Net because of its central role in Hua Yen Buddhism.

Indra's Net: Defending Hinduism's eBook: Rajiv Malhotra: Amazon.co.uk: Books

I wanted to get a nuanced Hindu perspective-- with Brahman, and not emptiness, as the noumenal foundation of the Net--and this book provided it, to a limited extent. However, because this book is essentially about "defending Hinduism's philosophical unity," it did not deeply consider the Vedic view of Indra's Net versus the Buddhist. What this book does deeply consider, however, is how modern and post-modern intellectual forces in the West are conspiring to de-legitimize Hinduism as a genuine and coherent religion. WhooshUp: "Later Heidegger" podcast by Sean Kelly. Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov. Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (Russian: Никола́й Фёдорович Фёдоров; surname also Anglicized as "Fedorov") (June 9, 1829 – December 28, 1903) was a Russian Orthodox Christian philosopher, who was part of the Russian cosmism movement and a precursor of transhumanism.

Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov

Fyodorov advocated radical life extension, physical immortality and even resurrection of the dead, using scientific methods. Biography[edit] Beyond the Anthropo(s)cene: Bracketing an Era. This week we focused on Integral Ecology with An Overview of Integral Ecology by Sean Esbjorn- Hargens and Michael Zimmerman.

Beyond the Anthropo(s)cene: Bracketing an Era

As there are currently over 200 unique areas of study […] Read Article → Clark closes Inhuman Nature with a look at hospitality while keeping a close eye on the history of the shapers of our given world. Those who have come before have […] Read Article → 166 Free Documentaries That Will Expand Your Consciousness. New Tab. Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities New in Paper The Public Square: Amazon.co.uk: Martha C. Nussbaum. Peter Sloterdijk. Peter Sloterdijk (German: [ˈsloːtɐˌdaɪk]; born June 26, 1947) is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist.

Peter Sloterdijk

He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe. He co-hosted the German show Im Glashaus: Das Philosophische Quartett until 2012. Biography[edit] Sloterdijk's father is Dutch. He studied philosophy, German studies and history at the University of Munich and the University of Hamburg from 1968 to 1974.

Philosophy[edit] The John David Ebert Channel. Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny. Thesis[edit] The principal argument of Nonzero is to demonstrate that natural selection results in increasing complexity within the world and greater rewards for cooperation.

Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

Since, as Wright puts it, the realization of such prospects is dependent upon increased levels of globalization, communication, cooperation, and trust, what is thought of as human intelligence is really just a long step in an evolutionary process of organisms (as well as their networks and individual parts) getting better at processing information.[1] Through this lens, and an overview of human and global history, Wright typifies the argument against the views of noted paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. Gould wrote that "Humans are here by the luck of the draw. " Evidence for natural selection driving improvements in information processing is given throughout, including the case of the bombardier beetle, an insect that developed the ability to spray its attackers with harsh chemicals.

Structure[edit] References[edit] Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Sociology courses and lectures. David Lewis (philosopher) David Kellogg Lewis (September 28, 1941 – October 14, 2001) was an American philosopher.

David Lewis (philosopher)

Lewis taught briefly at UCLA and then at Princeton from 1970 until his death. He is also closely associated with Australia, whose philosophical community he visited almost annually for more than thirty years. He has made contributions in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical logic. He is probably best known for his controversial modal realist stance: that (i) possible worlds exist, (ii) every possible world is a concrete entity, (iii) any possible world is causally and spatiotemporally isolated from any other possible world, and (iv) our world is among the possible worlds. This view has a wide variety of uses in providing a framework for philosophical thought, including providing a non-modal analysis of necessity and possibility.

22. Emergence and Complexity. Deacon, McGinn, and the problem of Cross-Disciplinary Communication Disorder. It would be easy to dismiss Colin McGinn’s review of Deacon’s Incomplete Nature as a bit of grumpy get-off-my-lawnism.

Deacon, McGinn, and the problem of Cross-Disciplinary Communication Disorder

But I think that by taking a closer look, we can gain some insight into the difficulty of communicating across disciplines. The Phenomenon of Man. The Phenomenon of Man (Le Phénomène Humain, 1955) is a book written by French philosopher, paleontologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

The Phenomenon of Man

In this work, Teilhard describes evolution as a process that leads to increasing complexity, culminating in the unification of consciousness. The book was finished in the 1930s, but was published posthumously in 1955. The Roman Catholic Church initially prohibited the publishing some of Teilhard’s writings on the grounds that they contradicted orthodoxy. Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo. The Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo (Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library) were published by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1972, on occasion of Sri Aurobindo's centenary. The compilation fills 30 volumes, or close to 16,000 pages. Contents[edit] In addition to his philosophical magnum opus, The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo also wrote Savitri, a 24,000-line spiritual poem; The Synthesis of Yoga, an exposition of spiritual progress; books on ancient Indian spirituality (e.g.

Essays on the Gita); various volumes on historical evolution of humanity (The Human Cycle, The Ideal of Human Unity); critiques on literature (e.g. The Denial of Death: Amazon.co.uk: Ernest Becker. Imagine: How Creativity Works. Imagine: How Creativity Works is the third non-fiction book by Jonah Lehrer, published in 2012. It explores brain science, and creativity and its social aspects.[1] By July 2012, the book had been recalled by its publisher due to factual inaccuracies.[2] Fabrication of Bob Dylan quotes[edit] In July 2012, Lehrer acknowledged that he fabricated some quotes attributed to Bob Dylan.[3] Sale of the electronic book as well as physical shipment of the book has been halted.[3]

Steven Johnson (author) Steven Berlin Johnson (born June 6, 1968) is an American popular science author and media theorist. He is the author of the best-selling book, Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (2005), which argues that over the last three decades popular culture artifacts such as television dramas and video games have become increasingly complex and have helped to foster higher-order thinking skills. His recent book, Where Good Ideas Come From, advances the notion that innovative thinking is a slow and gradual process based on the concept of the "slow hunch" rather than an instant moment of inspiration. He expostulates on Stuart Kauffman's concept of the "adjacent possible" which enables the thinker to develop uncharted insights into unexplored areas.

His book Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age was released in September 2012.[4] Jason Silva - Filmmaker - Futurist - Epiphany Addict. Online Meditation Timer. Can non-Europeans think? - Opinion. In a lovely little panegyric for the distinguished European philosopher Slavoj Zizek, published recently on Al Jazeera, we read: There are many important and active philosophers today: Judith Butler in the United States, Simon Critchley in England, Victoria Camps in Spain, Jean-Luc Nancy in France, Chantal Mouffe in Belgium, Gianni Vattimo in Italy, Peter Sloterdijk in Germany and in Slovenia, Slavoj Zizek, not to mention others working in Brazil, Australia and China.

What immediately strikes the reader when seeing this opening paragraph is the unabashedly European character and disposition of the thing the author calls "philosophy today" - thus laying a claim on both the subject and time that is peculiar and in fact an exclusive property of Europe. 650 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Get 1200 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.

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Does Philosophy Deserve a Place at the Supreme Court? (Thom Brooks) Volume 27 Rutgers Law Record. Proteus 2004. How to Live Given the Certainty of Death.

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Polysemy. Charles Fillmore and Beryl Atkins’ definition stipulates three elements: (i) the various senses of a polysemous word have a central origin, (ii) the links between these senses form a network, and (iii) understanding the ‘inner’ one contributes to understanding of the ‘outer’ one.[3] Polysemy is a pivotal concept within disciplines such as media studies and linguistics. Polysemes[edit] Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry. Futurism. Theodor W. Adorno. 1. Biographical Sketch. Eternal Recurrence - An Expanded View of Nietzsche's Insight. Philosophy Bro.

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