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Political Philosophy Quotes

“From these things it is evident, that the city belongs among the things that exist by nature, and that man is by nature a political animal” (Aristotle, The Politics, 1253a1–3). Authority implies an obedience in which men retain their freedom....

/ April 6, 2019

Heavy-Duty Philosophy Quotes

Who thinks philosophy should be easy to understand? How intelligible is true reality? The following randomly selected quotes demonstrate how complicated philosophical language can be. Language is deeply woven into the thought that reflects on reality, which leads to intricate...

/ February 4, 2019

C.G. Jung: Die sieben Reden an die Toten. 1916

Einleitung Der ägyptische Gnostiker Basilides in Alexandria (117 – 138 AD) bezeichnete das Symbol des höchsten Urwesens mit “Abraxas” (griechisch Ἀβρασάξ, Ἀβράξας). Aus diesem Urwesen entstehen die fünf Urkräfte: Geist(Nous), Wort ( Logos), Vorsehung (Phronesis), Weisheit(Sophia), sowie Macht und sittliche Vollkommenheit, die...

/ February 3, 2019

Jean Paul: Aphorismen.

Jean Paul heißt eigentlich eigentlich Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763 in Wunsiedel bis 1825 in Bayreuth), war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. Sein Werk steht literaturgeschichtlich zwischen der Klassik und der Romantik. Die von ihm gewählte Namensänderung geht auf Jean Pauls Bewunderung...

/ January 28, 2019

Wisdom Crackers

The following quotes represent a sizable portion of the world’s collective wisdom. If your taste is more Asian, I suggest you check out this collection of Chinese proverbs. And before you start reading, please reflect for a moment on the...

/ January 22, 2019

Scientific Assumptions

For a long time, science has operated on the assumption that nature is ruled by causality. What this means, however, is by no means clear to philosophers, and has become a major philosophical debate during the 20th century. Wittgenstein is...

/ January 19, 2019

2019: How do you define Revolution?

Time to rethink an old concept! Individual events, like elections, are just markers, often very symbolic, signifying the underlying transformative flow in the global society. Everything is increasingly interconnected: financial markets, population trends, the environment, modes of production and innovation,...

/ January 6, 2019

Welcome!

This website brings a philosophical perspective to current events and trends. What are the visions we have for our collective future? How do we balance humanity with technological progress? What is humanity in the first place? What do we mean...

/ November 22, 2018

Challenges of the Anthropocene

This paper draws on early twentieth-century philosophical anthropology as well as cognitive science and evolutionary anthropology to examine how humans compensated for their biological under-determination by becoming second-natured, empathetic, cooperative, symbol-using creatures. Examining the capacities for cooperation that emerged in...

/ November 19, 2018