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Without Ethics, Nothing is going to Work

Author: Gilad Sommer

October 23, 2022

In March this year, the British Journal of Medicine, one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed journals in the field of medicine, published an article called “The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine”. In a nutshell, the article argues that “evidence-based medicine has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialisation of academia.” The [...]

Harmonizing with Nature: The Ashaninka Tribe

Author: Axelle Defrasne

October 9, 2022

Modern-day living seems to center around finding as much comfort in life as possible and aspiring for some growth, usually material. As a result, we are facing the great challenge of seeing our planet’s resources declining, and a general concern about our survival on earth. The fact that ecological activism is on the rise is [...]

A Lifetime Of Architecture: In Conversation With B V Doshi

Author: Zarina Screwvala and Nupur Sampat

October 9, 2022

“Projects must go beyond the functional to connect with the human spirit through poetic and philosophical underpinnings.” – The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury Citation for Mr. Doshi On 30th October 2021, New Acropolis Culture Circle hosted renowned architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, sharing his life experiences in a talk titled ‘A Lifetime of Architecture’.  Charting [...]

The Theory of Platonic Forms and the Most Beautiful

Author: Miha Kosir

July 6, 2022

The theory of Forms or Ideas is a piece of a larger puzzle that can help us to understand how we have come from singularity to multiplicity, yet still retain a connection with the One, how this world is created and ultimately what is reality. To truly understand one piece of a puzzle we have [...]

Viktor Schauberger and the Living Energies of Water

Author: Julian Scott

July 6, 2022

Few people in the English-speaking world today have heard of Viktor Schauberger, let alone of his discoveries about the nature of water. And yet, Schauberger’s ideas about water are arguably as important as James Lovelock’s Gaia Theory of the Earth as a self-regulating system. Schauberger asserted that if we treat water only as a molecular [...]

Bee-ing Human

Author: Sangeeta Iyer

June 27, 2022

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” This startling revelation often attributed to the physicist and Nobel laureate, Albert Einstein (1), although it has been hotly debated (2), opens our eyes to how essential bees are – as, perhaps, is each and every [...]

Crime – Can we Do Something about it?

Author: Gilad Sommer

June 6, 2022

There is a plague that is wreaking havoc in our cities these days, causing distress, pain, and fear. I’m not talking about COVID, but about the pestilence of crime. In the United States it has been a political issue for big city mayors for many decades, much thought and money has been thrown at the [...]

The Negative Impact of Technology on Education

Author: Florimond Krins

May 16, 2022

In this article I would like to share with you an interesting paper entitled “Four Ways Technology Has Negatively Changed Education”, by Dr Khadija Alhumaid. In it she describes the extent to which technology has gradually been integrated into our education processes and methodology. Technology is not something new and specific to our industrial civilisation, [...]

What is Fear ?

Author: Michel Echenique Isasa

May 10, 2022

Fear is a sudden interruption of the reasoning process. The first thing that happens to us when we feel fear is that we lose the ability to rationalize any situation whatsoever. But is rationalization necessary when we don’t know what is happening? Generally, when something happens, we form a prejudice, we think a kind of [...]

Philosophy and Astronomy – The Invisible Link

Author: Maria Ines Gomes

April 21, 2022

This article has not been written as a treatise about Astronomy neither about Philosophy. This is only an effort to show how the study of  the planetary system can be related with human life. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. Mankind, since he acquired consciousness, realized that there is a world of changes, sensations, [...]

Other ways of “Thinking”

Author: Sabine Leitner

April 18, 2022

In recent years, philosophy has become more popular as a school subject because of its usefulness for teaching logic and reasoning. In some cases, the subject of philosophy has become almost completely reduced to the sole purpose of ‘critical thinking’. Which is quite funny because, apparently (according to AskPhilosophy), philosophy had previously been avoided in [...]

Thought Forms

Author: Julian Scott

April 18, 2022

What is thought? From a materialistic point of view it is just an accidental result of biological evolution, the reaction of the brain to certain stimuli from the environment. But for many thinkers, such an explanation is inadequate, in view of the immense richness and complexity of human thought. An alternative explanation of the mysteries [...]