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5 big philosophical questions

5 big philosophical questions

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: In modern times, the business of philosophy is no longer trying to attain empirical truths about the world (we’ve got science for that), but rather to critically explore concepts and notions informed, whenever possible, by science. SOURCE: Footnotes to Plato ...
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The world is falling apart -- not really, it's your cognitive biases that make you feel that way

The world is falling apart — not really, it’s your cognitive biases that make you feel that way

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: The world appears to be in a rough place right now. If you turn on the TV or open up your web browser, you’re almost guaranteed to be bombarded by bad news. But is the world really doomed? Or is your animal brain playing tricks on you? Chin up—things aren’t always as bad as they seem. SOURCE: Lifehacker ...
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Here's a complete guide to Climate Change in simple language

Here’s a complete guide to Climate Change in simple language

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: At no point in mankind's history has there been a threat to all of humanity as frightening and impactful as Climate Change (we have reached the point in time when it has to be capitalised). Here is a simple, clear, well written summary of what it is all about. SOURCE: Wired ...
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How to spot someone lying

How to spot someone lying

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: We’re terrible at detecting lies. Even technology doesn’t improve our chances—a 2009 study examined a technique called voice stress analysis and found that it worked about as well as guessing. To make things worse, a 2014 study found that emotionally intelligent individuals are more easily duped by liars. That’s not to say we can’t improve our chances. While there is no single, silver bullet method to recognize deception, there are many different ways that lies leak. SOURCE: Quick & dirty tips ...
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Manage your attention; managing time will take care of itself

Manage your attention; managing time will take care of itself

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Most people who claim to have a time management problem have an attention management problem. If you can learn to manage your attention, managing time will not only take care of itself, you’ll have a massive competitive advantage over most people. “Deep Work”, the ability to focus on a cognitively demanding task over an extended period of time, is the equivalent of a 21st-century superpower. Managing your attention plays a major role in becoming a productive individual. SOURCE: Medium ...
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Applying McLuhan’s Tetrad to the smartphone

Applying McLuhan’s Tetrad to the smartphone

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS/ INFOGRAPHIC: McLuhan’s tetrad serves as a framework for analysis, consisting of a set of four effects to examine media in their historical context and present environment as well as the characteristics and attributes of the medium itself. SOURCE: Glocality ...
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Who will be remembered in 1,000 years?

Who will be remembered in 1,000 years?

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Hopeful contenders for everlasting fame must run the gauntlet of numerous challenges, including the jealousy of rivals and possible extinction of their own civilisation and language. How do you remain remembered for generations? SOURCE: BBC ...
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Philosophy needs a new definition

Philosophy needs a new definition

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Philosophy — not the bland academic sort, but the lasting, transformative variety that we come across in Lao Tzu, Pythagoras, Plato, Saint Augustine, Rumi, Meister Eckhart, Spinoza, Marx, Nietzsche, Gandhi, Simone Weil — doesn’t come in a pure state. SOURCE: The Los Angeles Review of Books ...
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