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OSHO: To Live Joyfully is Natural
Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 9, 2020

Thomas Aquinas was no dummy. Remember him? The Italian fella? Christian monk? Philosophical superstar of the 13th century? Aquinas thought morality was important for everyone, and that being a good person was a vital part of God’s plan for each of us. But he knew that not everyone had been exposed to the Bible, or […]

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Marx on Freedom and Human Nature

Marx on Freedom and Human Nature

By Micah Moen 19 Comments December 25, 2019

Marx 1.2: Freedom and Human Nature Revolutionaries often say things like this: They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom! It’s a good slogan, but what does it mean? If they kill you, haven’t they also taken your freedom? Are all these random minions any more free under a Scottish king than […]

Is human nature evil? Or is the violence of nature to blame? | Steven Pinker

Is human nature evil? Or is the violence of nature to blame? | Steven Pinker

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 25, 2019

As Bertolt Brecht said, “Grub first, then ethics.” A lot of people have an expectation that society ought to work in uniform harmony and affluence, and any deviation from that is an outrage that requires identifying which bad people made it possible. And when I began Enlightenment Now I wanted to really orient the reader […]

Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4

Leonardo DiCaprio & The Nature of Reality: Crash Course Philosophy #4

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 23, 2019

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: Share your passion with the world. We’ve spent a couple of lessons thinking about how philosophers reason. Now it’s time to do some actual philosophy. And one of the most important hallmarks of philosophical thought is that you should never take things at face value. […]

Ecology = Humanism | Tristan Lecomte, Pur Projet

Ecology = Humanism | Tristan Lecomte, Pur Projet

By Micah Moen 3 Comments November 26, 2019

I think it’s too late to be pessimistic. You have to believe in doing things! Before we were thinking that environmentalists were against humans, just to protect birds against human life. But now we understand that ecology it’s not to defend nature. It’s to be nature that defends itself. We are nature: We eat, we […]

A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and the Global Economy

A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and the Global Economy

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 18, 2019

bjbj Faith Economy Ecology (FEE) Communities of faith are invited to sign this new statement, “A call to integrate faith, ecology and the global economy.” Read by David Kane As hope-filled people, we stand in awe of Earth s goodness and its capacity to provide abundant life for all God s creation. We recognize our […]

Law of Duality in Ecology and Psychology

Law of Duality in Ecology and Psychology

By Micah Moen 1 Comment November 3, 2019

Hey there! Shreyas here. Today I will be talking about the various processes that bring about duality and ultimately a balance in the universe. For example, there is the top down approach and the bottom up approach for problem solving in the field of Computer science and Nanotechnology. The universe acts on mechanistic principles. The […]

OSHO: A Courageous Jump into the Ocean of Life