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Graphing the history of philosophy. A close up of ancient and medieval philosophy ending at Descartes and Leibniz If you are interested in this data set you might like my latest post where I use it to make book recommendations.
This one came about because I was searching for a data set on horror films (don’t ask) and ended up with one describing the links between philosophers. To cut a long story very short I’ve extracted the information in the influenced by section for every philosopher on Wikipedia and used it to construct a network which I’ve then visualised using gephi It’s an easy process to repeat. It could be done for any area within Wikipedia where the information forms a network.
First I’ll show why I think it’s worked as a visualisation. The History of Philosophy in an Infographic. “Let not the youngest shun philosophy or the oldest grow weary of it,” said Epicurus to Meniceus in a letter.
“To do so is the equivalent to saying either that the time for a happy life has not yet come or that it is already past.” And yet, it’s not a default choice to turn to philosophy as a guide to learning to live well. Depending on your experience in traditional education, philosophy may have been one of those subjects that was pushed to the side like vegetables, either because it was too abstract or because the kind of critical thinking that’s necessary to delve into the subject is seemingly too tiring (this also applies, sadly, to science, art, and math). Philographics — Genis Carreras.
Philographics Philographics is a series of posters that explain big ideas in simple shapes.
Philosophy Timeline. PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy. Derrida Full Documentary - Part 1. Interactive Processes. Alan Watts - What is reality. The Jean-Paul Sartre Internet Archive. Wittgenstein’s Ethics and the Value of the Mystical « Douglas Duhaime Although Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) famously declared that “ethics cannot be put into words,” ethical issues continue to pose perennial problems for philosophy, and Wittgenstein’s writings on ethics continue to earn philosophy’s interest and accolades (2005 p.183).
The Realm of Existentialism, Minds of Existentialism, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Existential Psychology, Quotes by Philosophers, Existential. Candyland and the Nature of the Absurd. Candyland and the Nature of the Absurd Sartre and Camus told everyone that their falling out was over politics, but really it was mostly over Sartre evoking "radical freedom" one too many times at game night.
Religion. Unity of opposites. The unity of opposites was first suggested by Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC) a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher.
The road up and the road down are the same thing. (Hippolytus, Refutations 9.10.3) This is an example of a compresent unity of opposites. For, at the same time, this slanted road has the opposite qualities of ascent and descent. According to Heraclitus, everything is in constant flux, and every changing object co-instantiates at least one pair of opposites (though not necessarily in simultaneously) and every pair of opposites is co-instantiated in at least one object. Cold things grow hot, a hot thing cold, a moist thing withers, a parched thing is wetted. As a single object persists through opposite properties, this object undergoes change. Modern philosophy Unity of opposites is the central category of dialectics, and it is viewed sometimes as a metaphysical concept, a philosophical concept or a scientific concept. Coincidentia oppositorum See also References Information Philosopher - Introduction.
Introduction The Information Philosopher has established that quantum mechanics and thermodynamics play a central role in the creation of all things.
This finding has enormous implications for philosophy. The Hermeneutic Circle. Why not Stoicism? By Massimo Pigliucci Stoicism has been in the back of my mind since I was very young, initially for the obviously parochial reason that it was the prevalent philosophy among the ancient Romans, i.e., part of my broadly construed cultural heritage.
(Then again it is for the same reason that Buddhism is very popular in India, Confucianism in China, and Shinto in Japan.) Lately, however, Stoicism has slowly moved to the forefront of my cognitive field of view, for a number of reasons. To begin with, I’ve been interested in philosophical counseling , to the point of having taken the American Philosophical Practice Association course , and having set up what is turning out to be a surprisingly successful and enjoyable practice .