The best of the philosophical internet featuring a hammer attack on Marx’s grave (taking ‘philosophizing with a hammer’ too literally); questions at an ‘Ask a Philosopher’ booth in NYC; Zizek on nomadic proletarians; hanging out in Plato’s Academy; and detachable penises – or learning about sex from our animal cousins.
Among the many decision-making methods for life’s big decisions, one that stands out is from an early 16th-century soldier-turned-mystic, St. Ignatius of Loyola.
French philosopher Albert Camus perhaps put it best when he wrote, “Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.”
The best of the philosophical internet featuring John Stuart Mill’s fixes to Facebook; Nietzsche as the perfect gentleman; AI’s prescriptions for how to live; and a reading list for ‘everyday philosophy.’
Eric Erikson was almost unique among psychoanalysts for his basic optimism. Know yourself – keep knowing yourself – and the rest will come.
For anyone who follows the contemporary philosophical scene – and has not decided they know enough to not want to know any more – the debates concerning Martin Heidegger’s Nazism are pretty unhappy fare.
Yet the decision to publish Heidegger’s notebooks, the so-called Black Books in 2014, the 100th anniversary of the first world war, means that conferences are still to be held, and that the debate will continue.
The best of the philosophical internet featuring the non-story that became the Covington brouhaha; a forgotten philosopher for our atomized age; ancient thinkers who tidied up well before Marie Kondo; and today’s performative workaholism.