When I was in secondary school, religious studies was mandatory, until I got to about 14 years old and then you were able to select a number of subjects that you wished to pursue, and you were able to drop some of the mandatory classes. I'm unsure if it still works this way, but this … Continue reading Should religion be taught in schools?
When people discuss philosophy they often mention the usual Greek crowd, like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle or Thalēs, but many forget that Asia, especially India, Iran and China, had their fair share of philosophical thinkers. Chinese Philosophy The main attributes of Chinese thinking was humanity, and the basis was Humanism, which involved practical and political morality. … Continue reading Philosophy and the Archaic Asian Civilisations
Looking at this question from a theistic or an atheistic perspective must surely come to the same conclusion? The purpose of life is to continue survival. As Darwin said, it’s not the strongest that survives, it’s the one most adaptable to change. It’s an animal’s instinct to survive, and that’s why certain animals gave evolved … Continue reading Is there a meaning to life?
Greece (Ἑλλάς) is the southernmost country in the Balkan Peninsula, and as you’re aware, it has quite the dramatic history. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that shows that the earliest records of civilisation has the Balkans inhabited by two Indo-European people; the Illyrían and the Thracian. Illyría (Ἰλλυρίς) was a region in the western part of … Continue reading Philosophy and the Archaic Greek Civilisation
True nihilism is an extremely pessimistic and sceptical view of the world and existence, that believes everything is baseless, without meaning, purpose, and reject ethics and moral values as they have no loyalties to law, rules or authority. Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the first to suggest that nihilism was corrosive, and would destroy moral … Continue reading The philosophy of nihilism
In Ancient Greece, philosophy was a big deal, and the more intellectual you were, the more successful you became. Socrates is claimed by many historians to be the founder of western philosophy. He believed that philosophy was all about achieving results that were beneficial to a society, and he studied ethics based on human reason. … Continue reading Philosophical Morality
Bear with me here, as I know that this is a controversial subject, but is Communism all bad? Countries that adopted it, despite being regimes about total control, many were trying to improve every day life and their countries economy, and at some parts of the 20th century a third of the world was Communist. … Continue reading Is Communism misunderstood?