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Midas and the Wrong Conception of Wealth

The ancient story of Midas is a well-known story from Greek mythology. After Midas, King of Phrygia, found an old man Silenus in his garden and invited him in for some food and drink, Silenus granted Midas a meeting with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, parties and more. Because of his hospitality (xenia in […]

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Jordan Peterson on Responsibility

Jordan Peterson is one of the most famous public intellectuals of our time and has recently released a new book called Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. Where his first book An Antidote to Chaos goes a bit more in depth on how to better structure your life, the second book in this series […]

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Cancel Culture – An Essay

Cancel Culture is everywhere. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear about some laughable news story where someone wants something cancelled because of some certain oppressed group. The film ‘Witches’ based on the book by Roald Dahl was attacked because the witches had three fingers and it was offensive to those who had […]

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The Optimism of Responsibility

Often when we hear the word responsibility, a sigh might occur shortly afterwards. We have enough responsibilities, why do we need another one? Maybe we don’t want to be responsible for some things. Not the existentialist. The existentialist sees responsibility as a core of human beings. Responsibility is intrinsically connected with the realm of morality. […]

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Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income, or UBI for short, brings forth the idea that every person who reaches adulthood gets a certain amount of money each month or year, regardless of which class, gender, race, etc. you are from. The amount can be speculated about, but it should cover the basic needs of every person. As the […]

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Is God necessary for Objective Morality?

In a lot of societies there is the conception that religion deals with leading the moral life. Many religious people will claim that without God there can be no objective morality. In fact, many countries still use the divine commands of God in order to enforce their moral ideas, using the religious texts in order […]

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How to be Happy

Arthur Schopenhauer is famous for his pessimistic philosophy. He believed the world was hell and that being on this world was just utter suffering, mostly inflicted by human beings who acted as the devils of this hell. He asked himself the question if it wouldn’t just be better to kill yourself. He also didn’t believe […]

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Hegel and the Dialectics of History

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel has remained an influential philosopher for many philosophers nowadays. He has certainly made his mark in western philosophy, even if only because he immensely influenced Karl Marx. Hegel is responsible for putting history in philosophy. He tried to create a theory where history had an end goal. Where history itself would […]