Perception, Action, Will: The Three Stoic Principles
These three stoic principles can help you make better decisions and ultimately live a better life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Theories of Humor in Philosophy and Psychology
What causes us to laugh? Superiority? Relief? Incongruity? What do Philosophers and Psychologists have to tell us.
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.