9 Philosophical Quotes – February Edition

Here comes the February edition of selected philosophical quotes. January 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 February's selection of philosophical quotes. Hope you enjoy them! …

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Hume’s Dilemma or the Problem on Induction

In the last week's article about deductive and inductive arguments, I mentioned something called Hume's dilemma. In this article, I discuss it in more detail. Here is a short recap of the main idea - the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume presented the scientific (and philosophical) community with a challenge: he claimed that …

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Sharing an interesting video on philosophy

This is a video where two philosophers are interviewed about their recent book on how to live a good life. I found the discussion itself very interesting and personally engaging as the speakers share their own stories on how they live the different philosophies. They elaborate on existentialism and stoicism in particular. Hope you enjoy …

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Deductive and Inductive Arguments

Last year I wrote two short articles about philosophical arguments - one about what they are and the other about how to evaluate them. This time, I look at two arguably best-known types of arguments and offer their brief introduction - deductive and inductive arguments. Both names refer to the structure of your argument, how …

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Doubt and Knowledge with Descartes

What can we learn from philosophy of Descartes about certainty, doubt and knowledge?

Book Review: Luc Ferry "The Wisdom of the Myths"

A review of the French philosophy professor's Luc Ferry's book "The Wisdom of the Myths" where the author explores relationship between ancient Greek mythology and philosophy.

6 Philosophical Quotes or a Snack for the Mind

Last week I wrote a short article about my first thoughts on ethics. Today I thought - why not publish some philosophical quotes. We love them, don't we! Short snippets of wisdom during our busy everyday lives. So here goes, this is the first article where I try it out and who knows, maybe it …

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First Thoughts on Ethics

Having finished a roughly 1-month long study module on ethics and fully realising that I am only scratching the surface, I decided to summarise and share my first thoughts on this vast discipline known also by the name philosophy of morality. Like many of us, I too already had some views on certain moral questions and …

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Need for Meaning of our Symbolic Self

"He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How."Nietzsche image from pixabay When you land on my blog's first page you can read a description about how humanfactor.blog was born and what are my fundamental ideas underlying its content. The very first thing you read there is the following: "We humans …

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Miracles – should we believe in them? (and is this the right question to ask)

Christmas time in the air, it was very fitting that my last philosophy course essay topic was on miracles. It was in the context of the philosophy of religion and focused on the questions of what do we understand by miracles and should we believe in them. image from pixabay While working on the essay …

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