Category Archives: Philosophy

Every branch that has to do with human thinking, or with thinking about the human world: philosophy, anthropology, cultural studies etc

Prometheus 360

I talked about Odysseus recently and said that it was part of a new topic that I’m going to address, the topic of myths. Why myths? First because they captured human thoughts, visions of the world and of human fate, … Continue reading

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Tasks, tests and cognitive demands

Today a mix of cognitive psychology and research in language studies to see how they can apply to what we need to do in real life, whether at school or at work, in exams and tests, or simply in our … Continue reading

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Odysseus: a hero for all times

Why Odysseus? Today I’m turning to a new broad topic that has to do with how we can see, analyse and understand reality. This new topic is related to mythology, not meaning that I’m going to present some myths, or … Continue reading

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Art and beauty, the everlasting question

If all life on planet Earth were destroyed by some calamity, but a painting like Mona Lisa were left intact, would it still be art? Did burning the books, in the dark ages of the Nazis and of communists, destroy … Continue reading

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Speaking words of wisdom

In this post, the first in the new year, I’m talking about shortcuts to wisdom that are deceiving and limiting. There is a science (logic) examining and analysing errors in argumentation, and there is critical thinking dealing (also) with errors … Continue reading

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3 things to see in a painting

I’ve never understood painting, but was more attracted to words or music. Art was to me a foreign code, which I couldn’t make sense of – what to appreciate in a painting? what is the artistry in a painting? I … Continue reading

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Tragic, comic? Super-hero, good-for-nothing?

In this post a map for orientation in the thick jungle of stories in literature or in culture, generally. What do Othello and Oedipus have in common? Where does Tess of the D’Urbervilles fit in? What’s James Bond’s affiliation here? … Continue reading

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