, The Anti-Work Movement is a philosophy that sees work as the cause of unhappiness, and should therefore be avoided. Although associated with anarchists and communists today, its roots can we traced back to the Ancient Greek Cynics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ref…
Today I learned about Antinatalism a philosophy that argues that life is so painful that humans should not reproduce. theguardian.com/world/201…
At age 30, Dan McLaughlin with no golf experience, quit his job and dedicated to train to be a pro golfer. His philosophy was 10k hours to become an expert, and with the help of psychologists and trainers he was able to get a 2.5 handicap (top 6%), but his back went out at 6k hours and he quit. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Jediism is a real religion and is recognized as one under the US government. Not only that, but they actually have a philosophy that can be implemented for real-life issues. templeofthejediorder.org/
The Japanese work philosophy of β€œkaizen”, where people constantly seek to find ways to improve methods instead of just doing it the same way lifehacker.com/get-better…
Today I learned about the concept of Shuhari, a Japanese philosophy on learning. The student first follows the rules (Shu), seeks to break the rules (Ha), then becomes the rules (Ri) as they have achieved mastery and the rules are no longer necessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shu…
Linux operating system Ubuntu, is named after the Nguni philosophy of ubuntu, which Canonical indicates means "humanity to others" with a connotation of "I am what I am because of who we all are". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubu…
Hippocrates believed that the natural processes of the body shouldn't be intervened. This philosophy carried into the late 1800s to the extent that development of pus was seen as positive indicator of healing because it was routinely found in all kinds of wounds. It was called "laudable pus". barnesandnoble.com/w/grea…
Nikola Tesla was an ardent follower of Vedanta and frequently used Sanskrit terminology in his works. His meeting with the Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda in 1896, facilitated by actress Sarah Bernhardt, triggered his lifelong interest in the Vedas and Indian philosophy. faena.com/aleph/articles/…
Today I learned about The Gospel of Wealth, an 1889 article by Andrew Carnegie that became a guiding philosophy for philanthropy as a moral obligation for the wealthy to spend their fortunes helping others that became a trend and expected of the very successful. He said: "He who dies rich, dies disgraced." theweek.com/articles/5979…
Geolibertarianism (Georgism) is a poltical philosophy which asserts the ONLY tax should be a land tax, and seeks to find balance with ecology. Famous proponents include Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The French philosophy on emergency medical care is to provide a higher level of care at the scene of the incident, and so every ambulance is staffed with a Doctor who arrives on site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eme…
Today I learned about Freeganism, an alternative philosophy for living, based on minimum participation in capitalism and conventional economic practices as well as limited consumption of capitalistic resources. Freegansβ€”at least in theoryβ€”avoid buying anything as an act of protest against the food system. wikipedia.org/wiki/Freega…
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. youtu.be/TQW8t6w0Cy4
Vinylon, the fabric used in FjΓ€llrΓ€ven backpacks, is the national fabric of North Korea. Vinylon's widespread usage in North Korea is often pointed to as an example of the implementation of the juche philosophy (state ideology of North Korea), and it is known as the juche fiber. reuters.com/investigates/…
Epicureanism is a philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus, founded around 307 B.C. It teaches that the greatest good is to seek modest pleasures in order to attain a state of tranquillity, freedom from fear ("ataraxia") and absence from bodily pain ("aponia"). pursuit-of-happiness.org/…
Today I learned about Leo Tolstoy's 1908 "A Letter to a Hindu," which had an indelible impact on Mohandes Gandhi's nonviolent resistance philosophy. Gandhi struck up a correspondence with Tolstoy after reading the letter, reprinted it in his own newspaper and even translated the letter to his native Gujarati. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_L…
Emanuel Bronner, of "Dr. Bronner's" soaps, was so intent on spreading his "Moral ABC" philosophy, which now covers the product packaging, that he abandoned his 3 kids into the foster system so he didn't have to spend time taking care of them. inc.com/magazine/201204/t…
Inspired by a Renaissance writer who said "a well-rounded man should be an artist, a warrior and philosopher" JASON EVERMAN, original bassist for Nirvana, joined the US military, the Special Forces, studied under monks in Tibet and earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Columbia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
Until the discovery of the New World scholars believed that Atlantis was a metaphor for teaching philosophy that began with Plato. After Columbus returned from his voyage, historians began identifying the Americas with Atlantis. Francis Bacon later adopted this view and wrote 'New Atlantis'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
There is no surviving copy of the Republic - the most famous work of Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoic philosophy. It was widely known in antiquity and quotes and paraphrases were preserved by later writers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
The full term for Ph.D. is Doctor of Philosophy, and is therefore sometimes referred to as Dr.Phil. wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor…
The Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer (Kintsukuroi) is based on the philosophy that the object is more beautiful because it was broken mymodernmet.com/kintsugi-…
Immanuel Kant had gone into a period of isolation and had not published anything philosophical for 11 years until finally revealing his most popular book and one of the greatest works in the history of philosophy: the Critique of Pure Reason. prussianhistory.com/imman…
Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein read detective pulps all his life, saying there was more wisdom in them then in the leading philosophy magazine of the time. He once wrote. β€œif the U.S.A. won’t give us detective mags we can’t give them philosophy”. mysteryfile.com/NDavis/Wi…
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the '90s child actor also known simply as JTT, walked away from fame at the height of his career to study philosophy at Harvard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Lao Tzu is the one who said: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" is a major figure in Chinese philosophy whose historical existence is debated. He is recognized as the founding father of Taoism. bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le…
A philosophy riddle from 1688 was recently solved. If a man born blind can feel the differences between shapes such as spheres and cubes, could he, if given the ability, distinguish those objects by sight alone? In 2003 five people had their sight restored though surgery, and, no they could not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mol…
Many skills important to philosophy are also important to law, in particular the abilities to make sense of abstract information and convoluted sentences, to construct arguments on both sides of a case, to anticipate objections and prepare replies, to spot fallacies and weaknesses in arguments askphilosophers.org/quest…
The French philosopher and mathematician Descartes was hired as a tutor by the Queen of Sweden, who insisted on philosophy lessons at 5 in the morning. Within a year of walking through the Swedish cold every morning, Descartes caught pneumonia and died. biography.com/people/ren-…
MIT's first president was a professor of natural philosophy who wanted a β€œnew polytechnic institute”. MIT was granted its official charter two days before the start of the Civil War and the first classes began in 1865 libraries.mit.edu/mithist…
Today I learned of Friedrich Wilhelm Pester, who in the 1910’s introduced the philosophy of Lebensreform to California, the precursor to the 1960’s Hippy movement and today’s Extinction Rebellion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Throughout history there were periodic seismic shifts in β€œculinary philosophy”—beliefs about health, the economy, politics, society and the gods. This prompted the construction of new cuisines, a handful of which, chosen as the cuisines of empires, came to dominate the globe ucpress.edu/book/97805202…
In Stoic philosophy, pneuma is the concept of the "breath of life," a mixture of the elements air (in motion) and fire (as warmth). For the Stoics, pneuma is the active, generative principle that organizes both the individual and the cosmos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pne…
Today I learned about unschooling. A educational philosophy that believes children should be able to do whatever they feel like doing all day to learn instead of being taught a specific curriculum. time4learning.com/homesch…
That, while facing financial problems in 1987, a German hockey team accepted a sponsorship by Muammar Gaddafi, dictator of Libya, to advertise his Green Book on political philosophy wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/0…
"The Matrix" is based on the philosophy of Jean Baudrillard. However, after watching it he replied: "The Matrix is surely the kind of film about the matrix that the matrix would have been able to produce." theguardian.com/news/2007…
Kintsugiis the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with precious metals. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
In 1996 prof. Sokal published an article in the academic journal Social Text. In it he says that gravity is a fiction that people are made to believe. Later he revealed the Hoax to prove that 1) editors take more importance to academic authority 2) damage of post modern philosophy in science en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sok…
Today I learned about solipsism, a school of thought in philosophy which holds that the only thing that one can be sure to exist is one’s mind, as every other experience is merely a product of that mind. iep.utm.edu/solipsis/
Today I learned of the Nguni Bantu philosophy of Ubuntu which roughly translates to "I am because we are." It's a humanist philosophy from South Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubu…
Dudeism is a religion, philosophy and lifestyle inspired by the The Dude in The Big Lebowski. The annual sacred high holy day of Dudeism (Day of the Dude) is on 6 March en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dud…
Philosophy professor Sidney Morgenbesser was arrested for comparing a police officer to Kant, and only released after a colleague explained the Categorical Imperative to the cops. independent.co.uk/news/ob…
Today I learned of The Shaggs, a tone deaf and musically inept musical group from the 60s who were formed by their father, who was convinced they would one day become famous. They produced one album, Philosophy of the World, that, over time, became a highly sought after oddity by record collectors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Indra's Net,a metaphor to illustrate concepts in Buddhist philosophy of Dependent Origination and Interpenetration.The net is set with jewels reflecting all other jewels and the reflections also containing every other reflection,ad infinitum,symbolizing how all phenomena are deeply connected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
In 19th century England existed a philosophy called Muscular Christianity; characterized by a belief in patriotic duty, manliness, the physical beauty of athleticism, teamwork, discipline, self-sacrifice, and "the expulsion of all that is effeminate, unEnglish and excessively intellectual" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
John Argyropoulos, the guy who is responsible for revival of Greek philosophy during Renaissance, died due to consuming too much watermelon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Cynicism was a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy and that Cynics believed the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with nature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyn…
Bill Murray accepted his role in Ghostbusters only to finance a film which he had co-written. GB was the highest-grossing film of 1984, but Murray was so upset for the failure of the other film that he took 4 years off from acting to study philosophy and history at the Sorbonne, Paris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
:Aristotle thought the goal of both art, history, and philosophy is the ability to capture and understand the β€œAbsolute” or the β€œIdeal” version of a concept that lies within the realm of the absolute. Philosophy history and art are separate roads that converge at some point. youtube.com/watch?v=4usO5…
Today I learned of Abba Kovner a Holocaust survivor who set out to repay Germans in kind after the Second World War. He believed in the β€˜eye for an eye’ philosophy of the Old Testament and planned to poison 6 million Germans to death by targeting their water supply. allthatsinteresting.com/n…
Today I learned about Georgism, an economic philosophy that proposes the use of only a single tax that is based on ownership of land. youtube.com/watch?v=3wpmt…
Today I learned about Buridan's Ass, a philosophy puzzle. Place a hungry and thirsty donkey at a point equidistant between food and water. What happens? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Confucius used to work as a bookkeeper, before finally finding his true calling: becoming a cowherd. In later life he also engaged in some teaching and philosophy. learnodo-newtonic.com/con…
"Newton's flaming laser sword" is a philosophical razor devised by mike Alder in an essay entitled "Newton's Flaming Laser Sword, Or: Why Mathematicians and Scientists don't like Philosophy but do it anyway" that can be summarized as "what cannot be settled by experiment is not worth debating." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
Increasing numbers of airports, especially in Europe, are taking on a "silent airport" philosophy. Nobody's going to call you to your flight, as announcements in all terminals will be made only in exceptional emergency circumstances cnn.com/travel/article/si…
Confucius (The founder of the Chinese philosophy/religion of Confucianism) still has living direct descendants, with one of them taking on the role of Sacrificial Official to Confucius in Taiwan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kun…
The Royal Society invested so heavily in the publication of The History of Fish that it almost went bankrupt and couldn't fund the publication of Isaac Newton's groundbreaking work Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. royalsociety.org/news/201…
Indifferentism, in the Roman Catholic faith, is the belief held by some that no one religion or philosophy is superior to another. The Catholic Church ascribes indifferentism to many atheistic, materialistic, pantheistic, and agnostic philosophies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Plato's The Republic has been voted the greatest work of philosophy ever written. Although The Republic was wrong on almost every point, the questions it raises and the methods it uses are essential to the western tradition of philosophy theguardian.com/uk/2001/s…
There exists a school of philosophy called "NaΓ―ve realism" which holds the radical idea that we see the world as it actually is. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naï…
Niccolo Machiavelli, later known for his political philosophy, once had an encounter with a prostitute so ugly that he vomited on her afterwards alphahistory.com/pastpecu…
March 6th is the annual sacred high holy day of Dudeism, β€œThe Day of The Dude”. Dudeism is a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle inspired by "The Dude", the protagonist of 1998 film, The Big Lebowski. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudeis…
In Hindu philosophy, there is no purpose in the creation of the Universe. All existence is the result of a "Divine or Creative Play" by Brahman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
Alan Moore created Rorschach of the Watchmen as an insult to Steve Ditko's similar characters The Question and Mr. A, calling Ditko's Objectivist philosophies "laughable." Everyone missed the point and actually liked Rorschach's character. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ror…
Leo Tolstoy - a Russian writer generally regarded as one of the greatest of all-time died believing in Georgism: an economic philosophy holding that, while people should own the value they produce themselves, economic value derived from land should belong equally to all members of society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Galileo's work "The Assayer" introduced the idea that the book of nature is to be read with mathematical tools rather than those of scholastic philosophy, as generally held at the time. It is the book containing Galileo’s famous statement that mathematics is the language of science en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Ancient Roman philosophers sported different styles of beards to distinguish which school of philosophy they belonged to. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The US government once attempted to use New Age philosophy and harness the powers of the paranormal for military operations. Rumor has it that one soldier was able to kill a goat by staring at it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There are currently 5 major components of international "Space Law", with the overriding philosophy "whatever benefits might be accrued from outer space should be devoted to enhancing the well-being of all countries and humankind" unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwor…
Ethics books are 50% more likely to be stolen from libraries than other philosophy books theguardian.com/education…
The Satanic Bible is inspired directly by Ayn Rand and is ""just Ayn Rand's philosophy, with ceremony and ritual added", according to Levay en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Raphael's fresco, "The School of Athens", features Plato and Aristotle gesturing central aspects of their philosophies. Plato argues a sense of timelessness with his hands whilst Aristotle looks into the physicality of life and the present realm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
St. Augustine mentioned the ability to fart at will in his 5th century book of Christian philosophy, The City of God. Augustine mentions men who "have such command of their bowels, that they can break wind continuously at will, so as to produce the effect of singing". psmag.com/social-justice/…
Babies are believed to naturally follow the philosophy of solipsism, where the only certain fact is the existence of one's own mind. Eventually, babies realize that other people have experiences like them and reject solipsism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Gandhi credited writer Leo Tolstoy as the source of his philosophy of nonviolent resistance. Reading "The Kingdom of God Is Within You" convinced him to avoid violence, declaring Tolstoy "the greatest apostle of non-violence that the present age has produced". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
In Hindu philosophy, there are many Universes besides our own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
It is agreed that Eastern cultures and Western cultures have different ways of thinking and rationalizing as a result of their ancestral philosophers (Chinese philosophy vs Greek philosophy) wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ge…
The phrase "The end justifies the means" is widely attributed to Machiavelli’s The Prince, which does reflect this philosophy but does not use the phrase in this wording. A possible source is Ovid’s Heroides (ca. 10 BC), which says Exitus acta probat (β€œThe result justifies the deeds”). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Many ancient societies were accepting of homosexuality. In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, homoerotic practices were widely present and integrated into religion, philosophy and military culture, and in Ancient China bisexuality was a norm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Heinz von Foerster was an Austrian American scientist that combined physics and philosophy and is considered to be the inventor of second-order cybernetics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Philosophy majors outperform English majors on the GRE writing section ncsu.edu/chass/philo/GRE%…
Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus, founded around 307 B.C. It teaches that the greatest good is to seek modest pleasures in order to attain a state of tranquillity, freedom from fear ("ataraxia") and absence from bodily pain ("aponia"). pursuit-of-happiness.org/…
94.52% of all Wikipedia articles lead to the philosophy article. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
Winston Churchill said "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Soc…
Brazilian Prison offer their prisoners to reduce their sentence for 4 days (maximum 48 days off each year) for every Book (of literature, philosophy, science or classics) they read and write a report on. edition.cnn.com/2012/07/1…
Rachel Maddow was the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes Scholarship. She used it to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in politics from Oxford University en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rac…
Cynicism is actually a philosophy that advocates the rejection of sex, power, wealth, and fame in order to live a virtuous life that is in balance with nature. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
A Physicist trolled a post-modern philosophy journal by submitting an article arguing that gravity was a social construct critical-theory.com/read-…
Nietzsche drank only water – and as a special treat, milk. And he thought we should do likewise. The idea went to the heart of his philosophy, as contained in his declaration: β€˜There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol.’ thephilosophersmail.com/p…
If you take most wikipedia articles, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at Philosophy. matpalm.com/blog/2011/08/…
In 19th century England existed a philosophy called Muscular Christianity; characterized by a belief in patriotic duty, manliness, the physical beauty of athleticism, teamwork, discipline, self-sacrifice, and "the expulsion of all that is effeminate, unEnglish and excessively intellectual" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Bruce Lee's philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, that a fighter should have no limitation, was one of the first early form of what we know now as MMA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jee…
Five of the six schools of Hindu Philosophy are essentially atheistic or agnostic in nature, but the majority of the Hindus world over follow the sixth school of thought. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
By mid-career the average philosophy major makes more than the average business major. payscale.com/college-sala…
One of the oldest schools of Indian philosophy, Samkhya, rejects the idea of a God. A main argument being if karma exists there is no need for a God, and if karma does not exist an enforcer God would be egotistic and no better than Samkhya's notion of higher self. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court, described his judicial philosophy as "You do what you think is right and let the law catch up" nytimes.com/2010/05/13/us…
For 94.52% of all wiki articles if you click the first link in the main text of the article, and then the first link of every subsequent article, you will eventually end up on the page for philosophy. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe…
Today I learned of The Urantia Book, published in 1955, which aimed to unite religion, science, and philosophy. It's author is still speculated, and it claims a more extensive history of Jesus Christ. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
'The Enchiridion' was, in the real world, a handbook of philosophy for daily life, well known and widely respected for over 1000 years. classics.mit.edu/Epictetu…

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