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"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
"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)
"People can avoid being misled by individual scientists who might hold eccentric views" // Johnston, I. (2017). The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fake-news-alternative-facts-scientists-corporations-politicians-donald-trump-aaas-a7588866.html
"The spirit of carpe diem has been hijacked. It’s been hijacked by consumer culture, which encourages Black Friday shopping sprees and the instant hit of one-click online buying." // Krznaric, R. (2017). Prospect Magazine. https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/philosophy/reclaiming-carpe-diem
"The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not fast enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times?" // Beckett, A. (2017). The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/11/accelerationism-how-a-fringe-philosophy-predicted-the-future-we-live-in
"The Internet has transformed our economies, our culture and politics, and our very way of life to such an extent over the past four or five decades that we are by many accounts in the midst of a communication revolution..." http://www.newphilosopher.com/articles/3280/
"The election of Donald Trump is just one example of what we are witnessing in many democracies around the world, namely a new type of ...." // Rothstein, B. & Lennart, L. (2016). Universities need to teach ethics. Prospect Magazine.