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The Philosophy of Freedom

The Philosophy of Freedom is the fundamental philosophical work of the philosopher and esotericist Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925). It addresses the questions whether and in what sense human beings can be said to be free. Part One of The Philosophy of … Continue reading

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Martin Buber

Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר‎‎, German: Martin Buber, Yiddish: מארטין בובער‎; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the … Continue reading

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Stephen Stich

Stephen Stich (born May 9, 1943) is a professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Scientist at Rutgers University, as well as an Honorary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Stich’s main philosophical interests are in the philosophy of mind, … Continue reading

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To Have or to Be?

To Have or to Be? is a 1976 book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, in which he differentiates between having and being. Fromm mentions how modern society has become materialistic and prefers “having” to “being”. He mentions the great promise of … Continue reading

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The War on Reason Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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A Bit Of Irony From the Movie The Matrix

Originally posted on Philosophical Phragments:
This is one of those subtle ironies that you normally miss in movies because in many cases video images like movies don’t necessarily spark reflection and thoughtfulness (conversation for another post). If you’re like me…

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The is-ought problem

The is-ought problem, as articulated by Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume (1711–76), states that many writers make claims about what ought to be on the basis of statements about what is. Hume found that there seems to be a … Continue reading

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Frankfurter Schule

The Frankfurt School (German: Frankfurter Schule) is a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Founded during the interwar period, the School consisted of dissidents who were … Continue reading

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William James

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as aphysician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States,[2] James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and … Continue reading

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Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce (/ˈpɜrs/,[9] like “purse”, September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American philosopher, logician,mathematician, and scientist who is sometimes known as “the father of pragmatism“. He was educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist … Continue reading

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