Technology, the fusing of science and commerce, has probably been the single greatest contributor to shaping the modern philosophy. We cannot hide from the fact that the development of technology was driven by mechanization, mass-production and there-after big business. This is causing an ever-widening split between knowledge and wisdom. Even today there is a belief that a knowledge-driven economy is more powerful […]
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Art can be described as the symbols and crafts that define a society, culture, and civilization. It is that by which we can learn about a people’s way of thinking. From prehistoric cave paintings to the contents of Tate Modern in London, humans have communicated their observations via painting, sculpture, music, literature, and rituals (from […]
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The Human intellect has a certain way of being aware. This is different from the awareness of being Human as opposed to being aware of a horse or a tree. Out of an entire community of people, there may be one or two that have this type of intellect. Then, due to the way humans […]
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Whatever you do in your life, your actions cause a change in the system. This is the nub, the essence of the question “what is life’s purpose?” Or “Is there meaning to life?” Your actions are; spontaneous, reactive, planned or dictated. When you choose a lifestyle that merely “tows the line” of the society you […]
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The simplest solution/explanation is usually the correct one. This has a term called Ocham’s Razor. I’m nominating a new term. It’s “Bird O’Donnell”. See, it needs to fit the concept of simplicity. Occam’s Razor is so convoluted as to appear to be the exact opposite. Ockham is not a person. It was a place the philosopher William (Franciscan priest […]
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This may surprise many, but it is the ability to propagate the species to its optimum benefit. If the species survives, the intelligence that enabled its survival is the greatest intelligence to be had. Think about it, no matter how much you know, if you cannot pass this knowledge on to another of your species […]
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