Returning to Sacramento on a flight with drink and book in hand, one’s mind tends to wander to a time passed, and the vacant space off my hip.
Donald Trump’s acidic rhetoric might seem new, but a man who has been dead for 2,000 years has him figured out.
Despite the accepted narrative that this generation is particularly athiest, the majority actually believe in heaven, and often contemplate their lives after death.
Recently, Jordan Peterson appeared at TEDx to give his thoughts on political correctness. As he undoes his own logic, I did my best to make sense of it.
In the age of limitless knowledge, we’ve decided to opt for ignorance. I don’t blame us, we recoil at the sheer weight of it. But there is a way to escape this information overload.
You’ve seen them everywhere. Fitspo memes, status updates, ironically placed on t-shirts. But where did these everyday phrases spring from? Well…
For millennia, the mysteries of ancient Egypt eluded western study – until some 200 years ago, when scholars unscrambled the Rosetta Stone and opened our eyes to a new world of old wonders.
A trend in the US has traditional therapy being replaced by counsellors trained in philosophy, who help you through your woes via the words of dead people.
Recently, my diet of knowledge has become more particular. I no longer gnaw on the red herring of free will, as I’ve realised that luck is the bread that holds us.
The chicanery of Kanye West is dangerously close to the teachings of a much-revered philosopher – so why don’t we treat Yeezy like one?
Using vintage Donkey Kong to break down Camus’ theory of absurdism, 8-Bit Philosophy unpacks suicide. So should we, or should we not?
There are positives to be gained from bouts of madness from time to time, but knowing the “why” is far more rewarding than the act.
Status Anxiety is a very real and harmful condition by which our modern day lives are defined, but, what is it? Can we escape it?
Does the rise of Donald Trump spell the end of politics, or is he just the perfect candidate for the modern age?
Our own Polly Chester has transformed herself into Tinder-ella in her efforts to find a replacement date for the ball.
Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is what you’ll find at Lachlan R Dale’s bedside, and, reflecting on the psychiatrist’s experiences in Auschwitz, is a must have and unique perspective on the human psyche. Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist, was interned in a number of concentration camps…
Lachlan Liesfield shares his thoughts on Alain de Botton’s “The Architecture of Happiness”; that while the book lacks structure, it forms a strong foundation for anyone seeking an introduction to architecture.
The latest TBS #BookReview becomes more of an #AuthorReview as Lachlan R Dale presents the work of Jorge Luis Borges, having recently been awed by the “mystic realism” pioneer’s 1962 short stories collection, “Labyrinths.”
Ash Imani mulls over selective scepticism – the irrational love child spawned when ignorance hooks up with the socratic method – and how it manages to delude a large chunk of the populace.
Michael Burrill has come to realise that the difference between an idealist and a cynic is a savage beating by good ole reality… is that too cynical? Or is he just being realistic?
In this enlightening treatise on existentialism, Paris makes sense of his thoughts as he ponders the reason behind it all (ie, his idiot brother-in-law, Ray)…
On Christmas Eve, the Rev Bill Crews shines a light on some deeply personal yet simply applied philosophy to finding meaning to our lives…