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Philosophy

The Fear of Death

We all fear death. Even those who say they don’t are afraid when they are about to be massacred by a man wearing a hockey mask holding a machete. It is something inherently present in human life. Most of the time we don’t think about the absolute fact that we will all die in one […]

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Philosophy

The Trap of Resentment

We all have that one uncle or know a certain person who is resentful of the world. They claim that it was all better in their own ‘good old days’. They complain about the degrading youth, or the failing structure of society, all the while they are sipping their coffee in the café that they […]

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Philosophy

The Problem of Responsibility

Oh no, not again. That’s what I always used to think when people talked about responsibility to me. Now it’s one of those concepts that truly grips me. It’s not a fun subject. It’s quite confronting being responsible. Most of the time we try to push our responsibility away. But why? In this essay I […]

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Philosophy

Hitler’s Philosophy: Nietzsche’s Will to Power

Nietzsche is one of those philosophers who has been interpreted in many different ways. The concepts he uses have been taken by Nazi’s in order to fuel their ideological battle. Hitler was a huge fan of Nietzsche, even visiting his sister, who was a fervent anti-Semite and Hitler sympathizer. That doesn’t mean that Hitler had […]

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Philosophy

To Have or To Be

To be or not to be, that is the question, we read with Shakespeare. How right he was. Nowadays, this question is more prominent than ever. Contemporary capitalistic consumption society confronts us with this dilemma on a daily basis. More and more we want to have instead of being. Continuously we are spending money to […]

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Philosophy

Self Help Gurus; Or Modern Sophists

Nowadays, mindfulness, spirituality and self-help have become staple subjects in literature and on many websites like YouTube, Instagram or TikTok. People watch endless hours of self-help gurus who promise the secret remedy to your existential crisis. They give you tips and tricks to make money, succeed your business and to become a happy person. The […]

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Philosophy

The Matrix is Here

Recently the new Matrix film came out and even though it is an enormous flop, it does make me return to the philosophy of the original film. What could 20 years ago be seen as dystopic make-believe is beginning to become reality, or rather virtual reality. Mark Zuckerberg announced the Metaverse a couple of months […]

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Book Reviews

My Favorite Books of 2021

2021 is coming to a close and as it goes when the year ends, most people do an overview of what the best things in their year were. I have already talked about going deeper into history in a previous post, but here I want to share the best books that I have read in […]

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Philosophy

A Year of History

The year is coming at an end. It seems as if the corona pandemic has been going around for ages now. That’s why I have a double feeling about this year. It went by immensely fast, but it also couldn’t have ended sooner. At the end of the year, it is always the custom of […]

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Philosophy

Are We Too Comfortable?

When we ask someone if he would like to be uncomfortable and he would answer yes, we would probably raise an eyebrow. Except for David Goggins, no one in their right mind would want to be uncomfortable. Being uncomfortable gives us stress, anxiety, and all other kinds of negative emotions. And why in the world […]