Spreading the Word: Interview with Historians

This Friday I share with you a recent interview with two contemporary historians - Yuval Noah Harari and Rutger Bregman - in this highly engaging and interesting online talk, moderated by Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist. Kick back with your favourite drink and have a listen to the exchange of two fascinating minds. …

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Common Sense and Truth – Reflections

"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"  Homer, some 3.000 years ago "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin, in the Legion's courtyard, San Francisco* How reliable is our common sense? It gets us by on a day-to-day basis mostly without big blunders. So we can agree that common sense is reliable as an adaptability …

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Spreading the Word: Mystery of the Bronze Age Collapse

This Friday I share with you a truly fascinating, informative and thought-provoking documentary video on the historical mystery of the Bronze Age collapse. A deep-dive summary of latest research and archeological discoveries, theories, hypotheses, climate and DNA analyses of the distant past of more than 3,000 years ago - from the time when entire civilizations, …

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Book Review: “Mind and Cosmos” by Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel is a renowned contemporary American philosopher, born in Belgrade (modern-day Serbia) on July 4, 1937. Outside philosophical circles he is perhaps best known for his 1974 essay "What Is It Like to Be a Bat?" where he argues against the material/physical reductionist account of the mind and especially - of consciousness. This remains Nagel's central …

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Spreading the Word: Are We Really That Special?

This Friday I share with you a short video on our, human, origins. Lately I have been noticing how much undetected bias there is in our high regard of our own uniqueness, cognitive faculties, creativity etc. It helps to put things into perspective. To put our perceived specialness into perspective. To remind ourselves what a …

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Philosophy of Relationships

Valentine's Day is coming and it will not be the same as last year. The 14th February was not the same back in 2020 as it will be in 2021. Just as about everything else in our lives, on a global and local scale. And yet - life finds a way. Just like water, it …

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Spreading the Word: What are Relationships Really For?

This Friday I share with you a nice little video on "The Three Requirements of a Good Relationship". It offers us to purify and truly simplify our relationship expectations down to the very core of what we really need from a good relationship. As it turns out, these three 'ingredients' might just be it. If …

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A Timeless Story of Integrity and Popularity

Once, a long time ago, there was a man who lived in Rome. It was a time before Rome was the centre of an empire. Back then, it was a city competing with others in their tribal wars. This man was a brave soldier, a decorated military leader, a noble protector of his city. And …

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