Saturday, 20 November 2010

I think, therefore I am four.

In France children start studying Philosophy at the age of four. Regrettably in Britain it does not happen in the comprehensive system. Under our current Government I am not sure it is going to change.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Philosophy of Love

Read here how Ancient Greeks through Plato reflect upon love. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet brings this thematic back under the "simple" plot involving two young lovers. There is a serious debate on types of love....Enjoy it.

Does Science Know best?

A super article about Science and Religion, it is about the book The Moral Landscape.  Enjoy it, especially those studying Medical Ethics and/or planning to do Science or simply are Natural Philosophers.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Friday, 30 April 2010

Beltane and its relation with fire and Friday with Venus

Tomorrow Beltane, a Pagan celebration for the "Fires of Bel". This festivity celebrates the beginning of Summer, the beginning of the cycle of fertility i.e. prosperity, good fortune. I wish you all great vibes but today is special day, it is Friday! A holy day for Muslims but also a day dedicated to Freya, a Pagan Nordic Goddess of Fertility and love. Freya is a counterpart of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Roman Goddess Venus. Freya is also connected to the ancient Semite Goddess Astarte, the Sumerian Inanna and Ishtar, the timorous Assyrian & Babylonian Goddess of love and War, Ishtar. Great ancient civilizations united under similar ideas, interesting, isn't it?
Well, today is Friday...

Friday, 16 April 2010

New Moon, good vibes...

Under the Icelandic ashes I decided to create this Philosophical cyber space to help pupils (and anyone) who seeks cultivate wisdom and knowledge (sophia). Nothing is better than the idea of a big garden, a Garden of Epicurus, a place where is possible to share this wisdom with "philia" (greek word for friendship). More about Epicurus here and his garden
To Jacqueline, a great friend and also a great Philosopher.