Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift

The enormous impact of Thomas Kuhn’s work can be measured in the changes it brought about in the vocabulary of the philosophy of science: besides “paradigm shift”, Kuhn raised the word “paradigm” itself from a term used in certain forms of linguistics to its current broader meaning. …

CONSPIRACY - occam's razor

One of the most fundamental principles of reasoning and investigation is what has come to be known as Occam’s Razor. Named after the 14th century logician William of Occam, it is the principle which favors the least complicated of two or more possible explanations for an observation. Needless to say…

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A translation of Agamben’s newest and most striking blog post on the epidemic, is to point to an “Illichian” background or frame for understanding both the debates and the ongoing crisis. …

Philosophers views through the ages about the legitimacy of colonialism

During the centuries several philosophers debated about the legitimacy of colonialism (and imperialism). Where some were trying to legitimize the (brutal) practice of conquest and colonialism others struggled with the tension between universalistic concepts such as human rights and the realities of …

Panopticon as a metaphor for the 21th century work place

They are like so many cages, so many small theatres, in which each actor is alone, perfectly individualized and constantly visible. …

What is virtue ethics? Gonzo philosophy uses a moral dilemma from the game Wither 3 to discribe what virtue ethics is…

May everything come true. May they believe. And may they laugh at their passions. For what they call passion is not really the energy of the soul, but merely friction between the soul and the outside world. But, above all, may they believe in themselves and become as helpless as children. For soft…

Human and animal bodies in the transition to a capitalist mode of production

The transition to a capitalist mode of production meant that “acquisition [became] the ultimate purpose of life” (Federici, pg. 135). So naturally, anything standing in the way of the ultimate acquisition of capital and resources had to be stripped away. The worker’s body was one such thing-turned-c…

Gonna dig into this a little. …

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AI, humans and God

Maybe not really fitting in this community but too funny and interesting to postpone posting it :) …


Not specifically a philosophy topic maybe but I liked this writing…


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The things you own end up owning you.

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"We were born naked and we will leave without possessions" - unknown

I’ve heard this quote a few years ago from some one. I like it very much. Now if super capitalist people would get the message, that might help :)…

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