10 Philosophical Quotes – March Edition

Here comes the March edition of selected philosophical quotes. February selection is available here. The goal is simple: take my recent readings, select a bite-size amount of philosophical quotes that caused some reaction in me, publish them here on humanfactor.blog  I am an owl from Pixabay. Here is March selection of philosophical quotes. Hope you enjoy them! …

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Spreading the Word: Heartfelt Stories of the Nurses from 1918 Influenza Pandemic

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a very short but moving and heartfelt article that tells about the stories of nurses who helped the sick and the needy in Philadelphia a century ago - during the "great influenza pandemic of 1918". It builds on the first-hand accounts of the nurses compiled …

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Meditation on Humanity in Isolation

At the time of writing, humanity finds itself in the crisis of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It is the second half of March 2020. Situation worldwide changes by the hour. Most news reports are dedicated to giving updates on the numbers of those who got ill and those who died in various countries. One reads …

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Spreading the Word: Inspiring TEDx Talk on How Everything is Connected (based on science)

Keeping up the new "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Thursday I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen and considered it to be inspiring or enlightening. Especially now, during our increasingly uncertain times and growing social distancing, I feel it is important to take good care not just …

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Trap of Easier Interpretation – the Case of Heraclitus

In our dynamic world, it is easy to misunderstand things, to believe fake news, to allow oneself to be misled. Sometimes it happens due to conscious manipulation by others, other times - all too often - due to our own biases. One of such biases is something I would like to call a trap of easier …

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Spreading the Word: well-argued article on Coronavirus situation

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe in our current fast-changing coronavirus circumstances. This is a short post where I want to share with you one article on the whole virus-related situation (link below). In my opinion, it is a very well argued piece and builds on solid reasoning explaining the most important facts and …

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Am I what I do? Functionalism in Philosophy

How do you usually introduce yourself? What is it that you say when asked to tell others about yourself? Who are you? There are variations in answers, of course, as well as exceptions to common conventions. However, I have yet to meet a person who'd start their introduction by stating that, for instance, he is a human …

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The Quest for Knowledge

Next to the quest for survival and life itself, I would argue that the quest for knowledge is one of the oldest endeavours of our species. Probably the first 'documented' attempts to understand this world and interpret our place in it are captured in the cave paintings. The currently oldest known cave painting is estimated …

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