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What is Anarchism?

Anarchism comes from the Greek word “anarkhos” meaning “without ruler”. And that’s the way that anarchism has been seen throughout history: the movement which tries to get rid of the state. A more common term used for anarchists is the term Libertarian. This term is mostly used in politics. Anarchists don’t like big bodies of […]

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Postmodernism: An Introduction – Video

Postmodernism has been a widely used term nowadays. In this video I try to explain the core concepts of Postmodernism. I will go deeper into Postmodernism in other videos, but this would be a good starting point. I am just starting making videos like this, so if you have any feedback, I appreciate it fully. […]

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Oblomow by Ivan Gontsjarov – Book Review

Ilja Iljitsj Oblomow is the laziest person you will ever meet. The only thing he does all day is sit in his bed, eat and drink. Because of his laziness, his house isn’t in order, his lackey steals from him and his so called ‘friends’ use him for his money. Oblomow is the ultimate procrastinator […]

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The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-Francois Lyotard – Book Review

Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the staple philosophers of postmodern thinking. Though he is often neglected as a philosopher in recent days, he still has a lot of influence to modern thinking by giving his account on knowledge which highly influenced Postmodernism. In this book he presents the postmodern stance on knowledge. It is where […]

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Why asking ‘What is the good person?’ is the more meaningful question

When looking deeper into ethical theories there is one question that gets the most attention. It is the focus of most ethical theories ever since the 16th century. It asks: What is the right action?             Though this is a very meaningful question to ask, I believe it falls short. Is it enough to know […]

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Postmodernism: a Very Short Introduction – Book Review

What is postmodernism exactly? It’s something I have wondered for some time now and I’ve finally made some progress into defining what it is. It is one of those terms that seem to encompass many different things. It has many critics like Jordan Peterson for example but also people who propose it as the next […]

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Philosophy: The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions by Nicholas Fearn – Book Review

It is always hard to find an introductory book into philosophy. Either they are mammoths of books or they just don’t do justice to the topic, most of the times they are both. So, I was sceptic when I started reading this book. Though Fearn only covers the last couple of decennia with his book, […]

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari – Book Review

I finally got to read this book after it stood on my to read shelf for ages and now I regret not reading this sooner, because then I would have had more time thinking about the many problems which Harari addresses in this book. There are 21 ‘lessons’ in this book, but mostly it’s about […]

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Do we control Technology or does Technology control us?

In a society where technological progress will only come faster and faster, it is a fair question to ask: ‘When will technology come to control us? Or has it already happened?’. Now when I say: will technology control us, I do not mean control us in the way we see in many science fiction movies […]

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What the Coronavirus has shown us

You have probably read yourself sick of Coronavirus articles by now. The news nowadays is mostly only about the pandemic. Is it justly done so? I think the virus has shown us some sides of the world we don’t want to see … and some that we want to see some more of.             The […]