Philosophy is the search for answers to fundamental questions about the meaning of life. It gives us a common platform of logic from which to discuss, interact, and think about our world every single day, allowing us to come up with reasoned answers to the foundational questions about why we exist—and how we know we exist—independent of traditional religious traditions. Philosophical approaches give us structured ways of thinking about the truths that underlie our knowledge and existence as humans.
The definitive sequel to New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture—and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture...
The most exciting and beneficial things I believe happened to humanity in the past century were physicists’ recognition that “the universe is more like a great thought than like a great machine” and astronauts lifting far enough from Earth to see, feel and show us how very much alive our...
Thomas Donaldson (Stanford University) asks whether it is moral to believe something even when you have no evidence that it is true. He discusses a classic debate on that subject, between philosophers William James and William Clifford.
In this book, Adi Da radicalizes the question of knowledge and its inherent limits, and offers a way of life that originates and operates beyond those limits. Adi Da pushes us far beyond the boundaries the consideration of modern philosophers.
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