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The Cancer of Separatism

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

April 17, 2020

When we argued some years ago in our writings and lectures that a new Middle Ages was approaching, the prediction seemed exaggerated and almost fatalistic. We also explained at the time that the repetition of historical cycles did not necessarily have to be seen as a calamity or regression, but as part of the natural [...]

The Brilliance of the Bard!

Author: Siobhan Farrar

June 10, 2016

It is quite remarkable to consider how many words and phrases in regular use today were first penned by William Shakespeare. The literary critic Bernard Levin picked out a few of them: “If you have ever been tongue-tied, a tower of strength, hoodwinked or in a pickle, if you have knitted your brows, made a [...]

Philosophy in the Boardroom

Author: Kurush Dordi

January 26, 2016

When we look around our world today we see an evident change in the last 50 years. Since the post-war reconstruction era that drove mass industrialisation and development of the economies of Western Europe and America, the focus has gradually shifted to developing economies and the flow of wealth has started reaching the shores of [...]

Proposals for a better world

Author: Georgios Alvarado Planas

October 4, 2014

No one can ignore the fact that we are living in a world in crisis, a world of great changes on the ecological, social, economic and even cosmic levels. On the ecological level, this can be seen in the excessive, irrational and selfish exploitation of the natural resources of our planet Earth. Some of the [...]

Inner Freedom

Author: Guner Orucu

August 26, 2014

Freedom is a concept that has always preoccupied mankind. We all want to be free; but free from what? Do we really know what kind of freedom we are looking for or how we can reach that freedom? We are going to use philosophy to investigate and to understand freedom with an emphasis on inner [...]

The Myth of Unending Progress

Author: Jorge Angel Livraga

August 26, 2014

The term “progress” derives from the Latin “progressus” which means, quite simply, the action of going forward. It is a mere illusion of the senses, intoxicated with hope, the supposition that every forward movement is synonymous with improvement, happiness and joy. The arithmetic progression of 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. does not mean that 2 [...]

Saint Augustine

Author: Anonymous

August 8, 2014

Aurelius Augustinus was born in the city of Tagaste (Numidia), in the year 354 A.D. His mother, a devoted Christian later to be known as St. Monica, tried to instill the faith in him from an early age, which the young Augustine resisted, considering it to be intellectually confused. His family invested a large part [...]