Spreading the Word: Value of Philosophy

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a short 6 minutes clip taken from a longer (~45 min) interview on the topic of the value of philosophy. Since this subject is on my mind lately and I have written the first part of my essay on it here, …

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Philosophical Essay on Philosophy (Part I)

Having finished one year`s course in philosophy, here is a question I asked myself last weekend - what is philosophy for me? It is a state of mind and an approach to life, I responded to myself. Having an engaging dialogue with oneself is completely acceptable in philosophy. Deep, broad and well-argued thoughts are welcome. …

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Spreading the Word: Continental vs Analytic Philosophy

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast episode. It is one of BBC's In Our Time podcast. The topic of discussion is the so-called continental-analytic split in philosophy. I learned about the existence of such split only very recently and have been trying to find a good, comprehensive explanation of …

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Anaximander – the Second Philosopher of Miletus

In one of my previous articles on the ancient Greek philosophers before Socrates (the 'pre-Socratics') I wrote about the first one of them on record - Thales. Now it is time to explore the second of the 'Milesian trio' - Anaximander. All three lived in the city of Miletus in 6th century BCE, hence the …

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Spreading the Word: Teaming instead of Competing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a TED talk given by Amy Edmondson, a professor of leadership and management at the Harvard Business School. The video lasts only about 13 minutes and it speaks of the great value and immense importance of teamwork. The talk is not …

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Sometimes We Need to Shift Focus

It is fascinating how our minds work. They make connections between seemingly unrelated pieces of information and turn them into original, interesting insights. Afterwards, it can be impossible to explain where you got that great idea from! That`s how creativity works and that is where the roots of our deepest knowledge are hidden. So, sometimes …

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Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Human Fragility

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you an article that I saw today in my inbox. It spoke to me as it may to many others because it tells about our natural, undeniable, inescapable human fragility. The author offers snippets of wisdom by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum about how to live with …

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9 Philosophical Quotes – April Edition

With just a tiny bit of delay, here comes the April edition of selected philosophical quotes. March 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 April …

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