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Understanding Wisdom

Understanding Wisdom Editor’s Note “At present there can be little doubt that the whole of mankind is in mortal danger, not because we are short of scientific and technological know-how, but because we tend to use it destructively, without wisdom. More education can help us only if it produces more...

Greek Philosophers And Aristophanes

Greek Philosophers And Aristophanes Don’t stir the fire with a knife. Pythagoras Let no man by word or deed persuade you To do or to say that which is not best for you. Pythagoras I myself would wish neither; but if it were necessary either to do wrong or to...

Sufis, Philosophers, And Nanak

Sufis, Philosophers, And Nanak Justice is the king of salvation. Whoever is just is saved from all kinds of errors and futilities. It is better to be just than to pass your whole life in the genuflexions and prostrations of exterior worship. Attar, The Conference of the Birds 31 The...

Lists of Philosophers

Lists of Philosophers The alphabetical list of philosophers    A Adi Shankara, circa. 7th Century Nicola Abbagnano, (1901–1990) Muhammad Abduh, (1849–1905) Peter Abelard, (1079–1142) Abhinavagupta, (fl. c. 975 – 1025) Isaac ben Judah Abravanel, (1437–1508) Judah ben Isaac Abravanel, (1460?-1535?) Marilyn McCord Adams, (born 1943) Robert Adams, (born 1937) Joseph...

Free Will In Antiquity

Free Will In Antiquity Free will in antiquity was not discussed in the same terms as used in the modern free will debates, but historians of the problem have speculated who exactly was first to take positions as determinist, libertarian, and compatibilist in antiquity.[1] There is wide agreement that these views were essentially fully formed over 2000 years...

Chinese Sages

Chinese Sages In ancient China during the 6th century BC the incessant wars between Jin and Chu led Heang Seu of Song to go to Jin with a proposal for a comprehensive peace. He said, “War is destructive to the people, an insect that eats up the resources, and the...

Quotes From Confucius

Quotes From Confucius Confucius (traditionally 28 September 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought. “Confucius” is a latinization of the Chinese 孔夫子, Kong Fu Zi or K’ung-fu-tzu, literally “Master Kong”, but he is usually referred to in China with a simpler version of this honorific as 孔子, Kongzi, or Kǒng...

Khalil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran Gibran Khalil Gibran (جبران خليل جبران‎, Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān, or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān, January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931), usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher although he himself rejected this title.[4] He is best known as the author...

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Afterlife in Modern Philosophy

Afterlife in Modern Philosophy Some philosophers have speculated on the nature of the afterlife. The philosopher H. H. Price had developed his own hypothesis about what the afterlife may be like. According to Price after death the self will find itself in a dream world of memories and mental images...

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