In my circle of family and friends I see the signs. My wife and I have 3 surviving parents - all of them are in hospital. My step-sons father has just had surgery on his shoulder. I have many acquaintances with back problems and various ailments. I don't know anyone other than myself and my children who are fully … [Read more...] about Why is our western culture falling apart?
Your most useful tool is Philosophy - even if you have never heard of the word. To the masses philosophy is boring and irrelevant, but is this just another myth to deflect us from the truth? Can a real jewel be so smeared that it passes unnoticed? Many people are enslaved to its power without even knowing the meaning … [Read more...] about The most useful tool for a life on Earth – with Razi Ginzberg
Morality may seem a dull and uninteresting concept, but the reason it interests me is this. Humans do not have automatic knowledge. We need a code of values to guide our behaviour and choices if we wish to live successful and happy lives. Which particular moral code is followed, therefore, is of paramount importance … [Read more...] about Ep 64 – Mainstream morality opposes human flourishing
Almost everyone thinks philosophy is boring and irrelevant, possibly of intellectual interest to people who have nothing practical to do with their lives. But is this just another myth to deflect us from the truth? Can a real jewel be so smeared that it passes unnoticed? Many people are enslaved to its power without … [Read more...] about Who Needs Philosophy? YOU DO!
A growing number of people within the matrix believe that we create our own reality. But is this true? In some ways it can be a tempting idea, but what are the implications? It is not a belief held by everyone, and not even by the majority within the Matrix. Supporters are most often ‘new age’ modern mystics as … [Read more...] about Exploding the myth that we create our own reality
Objectivism gives you clear unambiguous answers to the essential questions of life. What is the nature of reality? What is real and what is not? How can I know what is true? What should I do? How should I act? To answer questions such as these we need philosophy. In this episode of 'Living outside the Matrix', … [Read more...] about The Philosophy of Objectivism with Dr David Kelley