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On the Impossibility for a Relativist to be a Pragmatist

A couple of weeks ago, I got into a discussion with a friend about the idea of relativism and pragmatism. More specifically, the impossibility for a relativist to be a pragmatist. I believed it to be impossible for a relativist to be a pragmatist. But our conversation ended, and I kept thinking about it, so […]

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Phaedo by Plato

Socrates is seen as the paradigm of the philosopher. If anyone thinks of the philosopher, then you think of Socrates. The man with the white beard, asking questions to everyone and annoying the shit out of them. That’s what a philosopher is. Someone who doesn’t take for granted the things we think we know. Socrates […]

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Symposium by Plato

What is love? For most literary writers it’s one of the most interesting questions we are able to ask ourselves. The question has sparked a lot of debate. No wonder. It’s one of the most fundamental aspects in human life. And it should not bewilder us that the first philosopher to have created a coherent […]

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Gorgias by Plato

“So Gorgias, you believe that you’re a master at teaching people the right way to argue.” says Socrates with a sly grin on his bearded face.             “Why yes, Socrates. I teach young, important men the ways of rhetoric. If they pay me a handsome sum, I’ll make sure they can use the loopholes of […]

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Soumission by Michel Houellebecq – Book Review

Religion is not something people are able to critique easily. Many of the ‘new Atheists’, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, etc. have outed critique on Christianity and on the Islam. Most of the Christian can tolerate criticism and jokes nowadays, but for Muslim countries this is not the case. People who critique the Islam can get […]

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Factfulness by Hans Rosling – Book Review

The world is hell, said Arthur Schopenhauer. Suffering is everywhere. With this in mind it is easy to see to world as something going down the rabbit hole straight to the deepest layers of hell. But what if, just what if the world is actually getting better, and better yet: getting better in a fast […]

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The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton – Book Review

Since the sexual revolution from the sixties, people in the western world have become more open with sexuality. Homosexuals have the right to marry in most western countries. Women have emancipated in large numbers; they are no longer ‘under the authority’ of the man who they’re with. This liberation of the sex has produced many […]

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Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche – Book Review

Behold, Man! In this short book, which didn’t get finished because of Nietzsche’s mental collapse, the Antichrist himself gives a small biography of his life. Well, I say biography but it’s actually more of an introduction to his works and to him as a person. I do believe this is a great book of Nietzsche […]

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The Teachings of Karl Marx by V. Lenin – Book Review

A lot of times Vladimir Lenin has been excused by communists from the horrors of the Sovjet Union. Stalin is mostly seen as the big bad guy, which is understandable since Lenin was only alive in the beginning of the SU and Stalin quickly took over. It was during Stalin’s reign that most of the […]

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Dialectical and Historical Materialism by Joseph Stalin – Book Review

How do you review a book written by Joseph Stalin? Stalin was the Sovjet Union dictator after the death of Lenin until he died in 1953. When reading this short book, I was not looking for some pastime literature. I wanted to see if Stalin actually used the communist theories from Marx and Engels. It […]