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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume – Book Review

David Hume is an 18th century philosopher who was one of the main philosophers arguing against rationalism and for empiricism. During this time there was a whole debate between the rationalists, who thought that our knowledge of things came from innate ideas (philosophers like Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz) against the empiricists who thought that knowledge […]

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Philosophy in Times of Corona

The first true pandemic to hit the world in a long time. After the fear of Ebola and SARS that it would come in great numbers to the Western world, it finally came to be. Covid-19 or the Coronavirus as the media calls it, did the unthinkable. Cafés, bars and restaurants are closed, as well […]

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How the Socratic Method can change your life

Socrates, one of the most if not the most known philosopher to have ever graced this earth. He left no writings whatsoever making him a rather strange character. We know him mostly from the dialogues of Plato, but also from writings of Xenophon and even a comedy by Aristophanes. But there is one method that […]

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About Self-Respect

I always think it’s weird how people keep telling other people to be more confident. To have more self-esteem. As if regarding yourself highly will solve your problems. Maybe you are not at the point where you can think highly of yourself, and when you do it at that point it might have disastrous consequences. […]

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Cultural Relativism – Video

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Archetypes & the Collective Unconscious by Carl Jung – Book Review

Carl Jung is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst most famous for being the founder of the analytical psychology and numerous psychological terminologies like Archetypes, the collective unconscious and extraversion and introversion. He popularized the words extrovert and introvert, which are still broadly used today.             I read the book Archetypes by Carl Jung, which is sort […]

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How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Book Review

How to Win Friends & Influence People is a book written for people to succeed in business. It is a handbook to use when handling people and situations. It was written in 1936 and thus uses quite a lot of old examples, but the book isn’t dated at all and still relevant today. This book […]

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Republic – Plato: Book Review

A book review of the Republic by Plato, his main work.