Noise is all around us. So it has been, ever since we swapped our hunter-gatherer lifestyle for city-living – which is where the ancients’ complicated relationship with silence began…
According to Heraclitus, gods live everywhere – even in those things we find repugnant. We might find some surprising insight in the worldview of John Rambo, too.
We often think of retreating to some secluded, distance place, full of heavenly peace. But behind such dreams often lie quite unheavenly motives.
In uncertain times, many of us look towards developing our self as a means of adapting to changing circumstances. Along the way, we may be helped by the likes of Jordan Peterson and Peter Sloterdijk.
In the 3rd century AD, different Christian hermits, ascetics and monks began to inhabit the deserts of Egypt. They were often visited by demons, and in the case of Saint Anthony, endured supernatural temptation.
The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece believed that breath played a fundamental role in structuring cosmic existence.
Steven Pinker talks about Enlightenment values, conspiracy theories, and why we should all be more optimistic about the future.
According to philosophers, popular culture and Elon Musk, there’s a strong possibility that reality is an illusion. Could this be true?
Noam Chomsky talks about who rules the world, the threat of climate change, and the breakdown of global democracy.
We throw out old, broken objects and worry about how we will look in the future. Yet, as the Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’ shows, it’s also possible to make the imperfect beautiful.