Are We Human Beings or Human Doings?

Author: Archana Samarth

October 19, 2017

This question is relevant to the times we live in. The pace of life accelerated by the need for constantly moving, rushing, or accomplishing emphasises the importance we associate with doing. Just being when the whole world seems to be caught up in a whirlwind of action, seems so passive! By doing, we feel we [...]

The importance of knowing what is good

Author: Sabine Leitner

October 19, 2017

If morality is the discernment of what is good and consequently the ability to choose between what is good and what is bad, then we have clearly lost our moral compass some time ago. It seems that we don’t really know anymore what is good for us. And this starts at the most basic level [...]

Epigenetics, the science of change

Author: Florimond Krins

August 16, 2017

Epigenetics is the science that studies the biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off, that make them active or inactive, without involving any changes in the DNA sequence. Having a gene switched on or off will change how the cells read the gene, read the information and how the cells produce proteins. To give [...]

Karl Jaspers: Philosopher of Otherness

Author: Julian Scott

August 16, 2017

The biography of Karl Jaspers gives an indication of the immense scope of his work. He began by studying law, then moved on to medicine, becoming a doctor specialising in psychiatry, and finally ended up as a professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg.   One of his first works was entitled Psychology of [...]

Dystopias in literature

Author: Istvan Orban

May 15, 2017

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin muzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.” [...]

Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex and its implications for human evolution.

Author: Siobhan Farrar

May 13, 2017

In her book The Second Sex, published in Paris in 1949, Simone de Beauvoir writes about the female ontological experience from her perspective as a female philosopher. By the term ‘female ontological experience’ is meant the experience of being a woman at the deepest level (from Gk. Ontos= Being). The result is an illuminating description [...]

Open the mind: make the best ideas ours

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

May 1, 2017

Can we think absolutely by ourselves, without any influence? I think not, nobody can do that. But we can assimilate ideas of other people that align very well with our own and that we come to feel as decidedly ours. What we can do is internalize ideas, thoughts, beliefs that we feel are the ones [...]

Personal Problems

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 30, 2017

What are personal problems? Evidently, they are those that afflict the personality, that is, the whole range of physical, vital, emotional and mental expressions. Without underestimating the pain associated with an illness or a more or less permanent physical disorder, emotional circumstances are the most decisive ones, to the point that they are the ones [...]

Growing in memory and imagination – a revolution

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 30, 2017

Even though we are separated by several centuries from the intellectual revolution initiated by Giordano Bruno, it is a revolution that it is still very interesting to join. It starts by increasing our memory, in other words, by knowing how to live. Instead of passing through life like a leaf on the wind, we can [...]

Giving meaning to our steps

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 30, 2017

Among many other psychological diseases, our time is witness to frequent crises of indecisiveness and confusion in people.  Many are those who let their lives slip by in a constant state of dissatisfaction, produced by not knowing what to do or how to do it in order achieve effective results. To escape this emptiness, there [...]

Quality of Life

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 27, 2017

As a logical consequence of the demands of our technological civilization, which is based on the quality and performance of its products, people have finally begun to look at the human being as the main factor in any model of civilization, whether technological or otherwise. It is now increasingly understood and accepted that the greater [...]

Treasures of old stories

Author: Natalya Petlevych

February 7, 2017

Our hectic city lifestyle seems to be far away from the world of fairy tales. However, their charm and hidden wisdom has been woven into the history of the world for such a long time that it has become part of the present and enhances it. Wherever we travel, local legends, traditions and symbols tell [...]