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To tell someone they're wrong, first tell them how they're right — Quartz. First it was the taxi-hailing wars.

To tell someone they're wrong, first tell them how they're right — Quartz

Then it was the on-demand service wars. Now, China’s internet industry is watching another money-burning battle unfold between rival startups. Within the past year venture capital firms have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into rival companies, all competing to become China’s “Uber for bikes.” An Animated Introduction to French Philosopher Jacques Derrida. Since the bold arrival of his book Of Grammatology in 1967, French philosopher Jacques Derrida has been understood—or misunderstood—as many things: a radical relativist who ”rejects all of metaphysical history,” a fashionable intellectual playing language games, a brilliant phenomenologist of language….

An Animated Introduction to French Philosopher Jacques Derrida

One association he vehemently rejected was with the kind of ironic, laissez faire postmodernism represented by Seinfeld. But when it came to clarifying his work for puzzled readers and onlookers, Derrida could seem as willfully, frustratingly evasive in person as he was on the page. His work, writes Williams College professor Mark C. Trailblazing Physicist David Bohm and Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard on How We Shape What We Call Reality. The Entire Discipline of Philosophy Visualized with Mapping Software: See All of the Complex Networks. Daily Nous, a website about philosophy and the philosophy profession, recently featured a detailed mapping of the entire discipline of philosophy, created by an enterprising French grad student, Valentin Lageard.

The Entire Discipline of Philosophy Visualized with Mapping Software: See All of the Complex Networks

Drawing on a taxonomy provided by PhilPapers, Lageard used NetworkX (a Python software package that lets you study the structure and dynamics of complex networks) to map out the major fields of philosophy, and show how they relate to various sub-fields and even sub-sub-fields. The image above shows the complete map, revealing the astonishing size of philosophy as an overall field. The images below let you see what happens when you zoom in and move down to different levels. To explore the map, head over to Daily Nous–or open this image, click on it, wait for it to expand (it takes a second), and then start maneuvering through the networks. via Daily Nous Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your friends.

Related Content: Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy? There’s no doubt that Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is extremely intelligent.

Why are so many smart people such idiots about philosophy?

But it seems that, when it comes to philosophy, he’s completely in the dark. The beloved American science educator and TV personality posted a video last week where he responded to a question from a philosophy undergrad about whether philosophy is a “meaningless topic.” Philosophy.

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Phenomenology. We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction. Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason. Big Questions Online. . Great Thinkers & Great People - Deep Spirits. Philosophy since the Enlightenment, by Roger Jones. History of Philosophy without any gaps.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Logical Paradoxes. Logical Fallacies. An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. Science and Nonduality. 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception Of The World. By Anna LeMind Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think.

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception Of The World

Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2.

Neurophenomenology.com. Sociology of Philosophy (Western) 3.1 (part 1).jpg (3031×23301) Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power on Dutch TV, 1971. Today, we’re revisiting the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault.

Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power on Dutch TV, 1971

In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, the American linguist and the French theorist/historian of ideas appeared on Dutch TV to debate a fundamental question: Is there such a thing as innate human nature? Or are we shaped by experiences and the power of cultural and social institutions around us? The thinkers answered these questions rather differently, giving viewers a fairly succinct introduction to their basic theories of language, knowledge, power and beyond. 42 years later, you can watch the debate on YouTube in parts or in its entirety.

Above you will find two excerpts that show you the highlights, complete with subtitles. Looking for free, professionally-read audio books from Audible.com? Follow Open Culture on Facebook and Twitter and share intelligent media with your friends. Kostas Kiriakakis. ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Object-Oriented Buddhism 14—A Buddhist Fourfold. Antirealism has had its fling with Buddhism.

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Object-Oriented Buddhism 14—A Buddhist Fourfold

But Buddhism asserts that things are real—in particular, Buddhas! Deconstruction has claimed Buddhism as its own. The Feminist Theory of Simone de Beauvoir Explained with 8-Bit Video Games (and More) Simone de Beauvoir, existentialist philosopher, feminist theorist, author of The Second Sex, whose birthday we celebrate today.

The Feminist Theory of Simone de Beauvoir Explained with 8-Bit Video Games (and More)

Metroid, an action-adventure video game designed for the Nintendo in 1986. At first glance, they’re not an obvious pairing. But in 8-Bit Philosophy, a web series that explains philosophical concepts by way of vintage video games, things kind of hang together. Gamers remember Metroid for being the first video game to feature a strong female protagonist, a character who blew apart existing female stereotypes, kicked some alien butt, and created new possibilities for women in the video gaming space.