Philosophy

Jan
06
Perception, Action, Will: The Three Stoic Principles

Perception, Action, Will: The Three Stoic Principles

These three stoic principles can help you make better decisions and ultimately live a better life.
3 min read
Jun
29
The Purpose of Wisdom: Paulo Coelho’s Philosophy in The Pilgrimage

The Purpose of Wisdom: Paulo Coelho’s Philosophy in The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho is a novel about the pursuit of wisdom. These are some of the most important lessons that Coehlo teaches us throughout the story.
3 min read
May
19
The Four Virtues of Stoicism

The Four Virtues of Stoicism

While there is much to be learned about the philosophy of Stoicism, here we are going to discuss its four central virtues and how they can be applied to our modern lives.
4 min read
Apr
23
Modern Fitness and the Philosophy of Exercise

Modern Fitness and the Philosophy of Exercise

The modern approach to exercise is misguided in many ways. In order to change this, we must understand why this is and how to shift our cultural philosophy around exercise.
6 min read
Apr
23
Charles Bukowski’s Argument Against Empathy

Charles Bukowski’s Argument Against Empathy

Remember, there is strength in empathy and kindness, but not at the price of sacrificing our own principles and the power of our voice.
2 min read
Apr
23
Kierkegaard’s Three Stages of Development

Kierkegaard’s Three Stages of Development

Kierkegaard defined three stages of development, or modes of living, which he asserted all individuals must pass through in order to live a satisfying and rich life. The first is called the Aesthetic stage, the second the Ethical, and the third the Religious.
3 min read
Apr
23
Kant’s Three Rules for Living Well

Kant’s Three Rules for Living Well

Living a good life is ultimately what we’re all striving for. Everybody wants more money, status, and possessions in our society with the often unrealized purpose of simply living a better life. But what is a better life, really?
4 min read
Apr
23
Buddhist Principles: Don’t Shoot the Second Arrow

Buddhist Principles: Don’t Shoot the Second Arrow

Don’t shoot the second arrow is a Buddhist principle telling us what not to do after misfortune befalls us. According to this metaphor, the first arrow is the misfortunate incident itself, and the second arrow is our negative reaction to it.
4 min read
Apr
23
Theories of Humor in Philosophy and Psychology

Theories of Humor in Philosophy and Psychology

What causes us to laugh? Superiority? Relief? Incongruity? What do Philosophers and Psychologists have to tell us.
4 min read
Apr
17
The Responsibility of Happiness: Paulo Coelho's Philosophy in The Alchemist

The Responsibility of Happiness: Paulo Coelho's Philosophy in The Alchemist

The philosophy behind The Alchemist is one of personal responsibility and the pursuit of happiness.
4 min read