Phi-lo-so-phie

Noun, feminine [the]

  1. Striving for knowledge about the meaning of life, the nature of the world and the position of man in the world; doctrine, science of the knowledge of the meaning of life, the world and the position of man in the world.
  2. personal way of looking at life and things

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  • Anaximenes: Die Entschleierung des kosmischen Atems

    Anaximenes: Die Entschleierung des kosmischen Atems

    In der weiten Landschaft der antiken griechischen Philosophie ist Anaximenes eine Schlüsselfigur, deren Ideen den Grundstein für ein radikal anderes Verständnis des Universums legten. Geboren in Milet, einem blühenden Zentrum intellektueller Aktivitäten im 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr., wurde Anaximenes zu einem der bedeutendsten vorsokratischen Philosophen und trat in die Fußstapfen seiner Vorgänger Thales und Anaximander….

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  • Anaxagoras: The mind behind the cosmic order

    Anaxagoras: The mind behind the cosmic order

    Anaxagoras, a key figure in the history of philosophy, is considered one of the earliest pre-Socratic thinkers whose ideas laid the foundation for the development of Western thought. Anaxagoras was born around 500 BC in Clazomenae, a Greek colony in Anatolia, and revolutionized ancient philosophy with his bold theories on the fundamental nature of the universe...

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  • How to change your world

    How to change your world

    We as individuals are not in a position to change the objective world, i.e. the world as it is. What we can change, however, is the subjective world, i.e. the world as we see it. This may sound like a sad compromise, but it is a much more powerful gift than we might think. Because...

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  • Heraclitus and Hegel: philosophical similarities

    Heraclitus and Hegel: philosophical similarities

    Few threads in the vast tapestry of philosophical thought are as dynamically woven as those of Heraclitus and Hegel. Both philosophers delved deeply into the nature of reality and put forward theories that emphasized change, flux and movement. Although they lived centuries apart, their ideas have endured over time and continue to shape our lives.

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  • The importance of opposites and change: Daoism, Buddhism and Heraclitus in comparison

    The importance of opposites and change: Daoism, Buddhism and Heraclitus in comparison

    The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus and Daoism, a philosophical and religious tradition originating in ancient China, have remarkable philosophical parallels despite their different cultural and historical contexts. The core of these parallels is the emphasis on opposites and the dynamic nature of the universe. Ancient Western philosophy, represented by thinkers such as...

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Quote to think about

Not all those who wander are lost.“

j. R. R. Tolkien
Luke in the Kazakh steppe