Tag Archives: Philosophy

April 2, 2009

Moral philosophy and cynicism – are you a cynic?

Simon Critchely, author of “The Book of Dead Philosophers”, wrote in the NY Times on 4/2/2009 that “perhaps this recession will make cynics of us all.”   He explains this logic by stating that “cynicism is a moral protest against hypocrisy and cant in politics and excess and thoughtless self-indulgence in the conduct of life.” The […]

Economics and politics
August 5, 2008

The Rule of Random Threes – RR3

Whenever I hear the same concept, word or phrase come at me from 3 different places, I start to take notice. Perhaps I’m a little behind the learning curve for trends but often I’ve found that what once appeared random now looks to be a new cultural presence. Orange is a good example: year’s ago […]

June 23, 2008

Go with the Flux

“Most of us do not accept or even believe in the continual flux of life.  However strange this may seem, once we truly accept this at a physical level, we will not need to search for certainty … As you tackle the tribulations of life insight helps you refrain from taking yourself, your challenges, and […]

June 20, 2008

Thought for the year!

Wittgenstein:  “Don’t get involved in partial problems but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if the view is still not a clear one!”   During this period of economic uncertainty, of global unrest and persistent revisionism on topics of varying import, maintaining a sense of […]

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