Category: Philosophy



Who ‘discovered’ the Atom ?

The simplest of experiences can hatch eureka moments. Legend has it that despite all his inherited wealth and global travels, the ancient Greek philosopher Democritus hit upon one of the most fundamental of ideas in physics while sitting in the comfort of his own home.


Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?

The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?

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What is Art ?

What is Art ? Can it be defined or is beauty really only in the eye of the beholder?

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The Anthropic Principle

Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?

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Top Five Thought Experiments

Thought experiments are mental hypotheses, used by philosophers as ways of illuminating complex ideas. Here’s 5 of the top hot topics.

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Is free will an illusion ?

What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?

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Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end

The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?

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