Why Clarity Is Important in Philosophy

Many philosophers are very difficult to read. Not because what they write is conceptually difficult to understand (this is subjective) but because of the way they use language. Some philosophers use language in a metaphorical way that has very few ways where a clear picture can be drawn. Much like poetry, the reader fills in…

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Why Beliefs Such As Freud’s Doctrine of Psychosexual Development Cannot Be Considered Scientific

Beliefs are just thoughts. Many act as if beliefs are tangible, platonic, concrete, and immutable concepts. They are not. We can have beliefs about the universe but this does not necessarily mean that they correspond in any way to reality. I could believe that the psychoanalytic theory of psychosexual development is empirical, but there is…

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To Get More People to Think Differently About Climate Change, They Need to Understand How Earth’s Ecology Works

This is article was written in response to some of the issues raised in another article published in The Conversation: “Another attack on the Bureau, but top politicians have stopped listening to climate change denial” What Australians and those around the globe need to know and understand is that climate change is only a small part…

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How the Taxonomic Rank of Organisms Relates to the Sixth Mass Extinction Event

We could be at the beginning of a mass extinction event. Mass extinction events can take tens of thousand’s and even hundreds of thousand’s of years to occur, and there would need to be about 75% or more species wiped out from the planet.

Read more here: “How the Taxonomic Rank of Organisms Relates to the Sixth Mass Extinction Event” via informationandtheuniverse.com

 

Why an Autodidact Should Concern Themselves With the Study of Metaphysics —

Autodidacts may come in many different shapes and forms—I believe they all, as all humans do once they are sufficiently educated, engage in philosophical questions, at least on some level. However, in this case, we can use the term to refer to a self-taught philosopher or student of philosophy. So why is the study of…

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