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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 [...]

The Role of Shakespearean Tragedies in Society

Author: Akanksha Sanghi

June 27, 2022

Today, we often think of theatre as merely a form of “entertainment” or “fiction”, yet in many ancient traditions such as Greek, Indian, and Egyptian, theatre played a very important role in society. It was considered to be educational, even mystical, with the aim of allowing people to connect to some invisible, intangible principles of [...]

The METAVERSE, A Philosophical Perspective

Author: Ilanit Adar

March 28, 2022

The Challenges of our Current Reality Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, many aspects of the reality that we have been accustomed to, have changed. All at once, reality has become an unstable and inconvenient place to live in. Many of our basic needs for social gathering and human interaction became very limited. This [...]

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 [...]

The Anxieties of Youth

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 27, 2017

It is not easy to define youth. Even if we do a lot of research, we will find that different authors throughout time have not been able to agree on an exact definition. Moreover, the concept of youth is so rich and varied in its meanings, so flexible and extraordinary, that it is impossible to [...]

The Philosophical Meaning of the Theory of Reincarnation

Author: Pierre Poulain

June 1, 2016

In most ancient civilizations – like in an important number of faiths – we find the idea of reincarnation, the process that follows physical death. Modern occidental cultures consider death as the opposite of life, and in logical consequence reject death. Death is considered an aim, a disaster, and today most of us are afraid [...]

The Symbolism of the Giants

Author: M.A. Carrillo de Albornoz & M.A. Fernández

May 22, 2014

Gaia, the Earth, gave birth to the Giants in order to avenge the Titans whom Zeus imprisoned in Tartarus. They are chthonian beings, symbolizing, by their gigantic physical mass and their spiritual poverty, the predominance of forces arising from the Earth. Giants represent magnified commonplaceness and the image of unrestrained physical and brutal instincts.  They [...]

The Symbolism of the Scarab

Author: M.A. Carrillo de Albornoz & M.A. Fernández

February 22, 2014

The scarab is the most venerated, the most common and the most familiar of the Egyptian symbols. Its symbolism is twofold: with its folded wings, it represents the disciple, life that has not yet come into existence, that starts its journey trying slowly to unfold its wings until it can flap them quickly. Then, this [...]