Athena’s Owl: Philosophy Articles on Personal Growth, Modern Society & Hollywood Cinema [Barnes & Noble]

Athena’s Owl: Philosophy Articles on Personal Growth, Modern Society and Hollywood Cinema is now available for purchase on Barnes & Noble (paperback $7.99). Order yours today and make philosophy a part of your 2017 Summer reading!  https://www.facebook.com/AthenasOwlPhilosophy/ About the Book What can professional sports teach us about modern capitalist society? How does Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp … Continue reading Athena’s Owl: Philosophy Articles on Personal Growth, Modern Society & Hollywood Cinema [Barnes & Noble]

Athena’s Owl: Philosophy Articles on Personal Growth, Modern Society & Hollywood Cinema

Athena's Owl: Philosophy Articles on Personal Growth, Modern Society and Hollywood Cinema is now available for purchase on Amazon (paperback $7.99 and Kindle eBook $5.99). Order yours today and make philosophy a part of your 2017 Summer reading!  https://www.facebook.com/AthenasOwlPhilosophy/ About the Book What can professional sports teach us about modern capitalist society? How does Quentin … Continue reading Athena’s Owl: Philosophy Articles on Personal Growth, Modern Society & Hollywood Cinema

Stoic Thinking from the Hip Hop Napoleon Bonaparte

Hip Hop Artist Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) Stress, anxiety, phobias, stage fright and fear itself are insidious impediments for many of us whenever we're confronting challenges in everyday life. For instance, we may feel a great sense of unease at the idea of speaking in public, asking out your friend's gorgeous coworker on a … Continue reading Stoic Thinking from the Hip Hop Napoleon Bonaparte

Minimalism: A Modern Lifestyle Philosophy

"He has the most who is most content with the least." - Diogenes  A propensity for excessiveness and material gluttony has become a problematic occurrence of the modern age. The issue is of particular concern for a large segment of the world's population living in affluent countries with high standards of living. For example, compulsive … Continue reading Minimalism: A Modern Lifestyle Philosophy

“Is The Age Of Individualism Coming To An End?” (Philosophy Now)

"To preserve sanity it seems to be necessary to keep a tension between the need for individual freedom and the demands of others...Nietzsche understood the necessity of maintaining dualities of every kind, but especially between Apollo, the symbol of social order and limit, and Dionysus, the symbol of freedom and intoxication. Keeping contradictory forces in … Continue reading “Is The Age Of Individualism Coming To An End?” (Philosophy Now)

Dorian Gray & The Fallacy of Hedonism

Oscar Wilde's famous novel The Picture of Dorian Gray remains a literary classic that's been adapted into numerous texts and films. Originally published by Wilde in 1890 during the English Victorian era, The Picture of Dorian Gray centers upon the life and trials of a young English artistocrat, Dorian Gray, who falls into an insidious cycle of self-indulgence … Continue reading Dorian Gray & The Fallacy of Hedonism