The philosophy of: Martin Pistorius – What makes us human is communication. It’s not ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ It’s actually vice versa that matters more.

Communication is what makes us human, enabling us to connect on the deepest level with those around us — telling our own stories, expressing wants, needs and desires, or hearing those of others by really listening. All this is how the world knows who we are. So who are we without it? – Martin Pistorius Imagine not …

Am I full of shit? – If you think you’re right about something, find someone to challenge you. You’ll see if you’re actually on to something, or just full of it [+ how Socrates approached this]

In Plato’s Theaetetus, Thedourus and Socrates debate what it is to ‘know’ or ‘perceive’ something. And Socrates being the annoying (but excellently annoying) bloke he was, badgers Theaetetus about what they believe knowledge actually is. Theodorus’ viewpoint gets stripped bare by Socrates to the point where everything he thought he knew …

Missing the point #5: Our understanding of death – what are we on about? We’ve got no idea. (+ Neil Strauss on statues and commerative days)

Humans understand a bunch of shit. We can split the atom, build the Large Hadron Collider and launch and then land a rocket back on Earth. But there’s one thing we have no clue about, one thing that’s physically impossible to experience and share knowledge about (and therefore impossible to know what the …

Was Socrates taking the piss? [pt.2] – Does saying ‘There’s only one thing I know – that I know nothing’ actually mean you’re saying you know TWO things?

This is something my girlfriend suggested to me after yesterday’s post on the better way to approach knowledge and whether Socrates was taking the piss. If Socrates said ‘There’s only one thing I know – that I know nothing.’, doesn’t that mean that he’s saying he actually knows TWO things? …

Was Socrates taking the piss when he said this? Isn’t saying ‘I don’t know anything’ still a form of knowing something? Instead of ‘I don’t know anything’, would it not have been more accurate to say ‘Do I know anything?’?

This is something that my mate Matt said the other day… If Socrates was the wisest bloke human guy there ever was, and he used to say ‘There’s only one thing I know… that I don’t know anything,’ doesn’t that mean that he still claimed to know that fact –the …

If you managed to survive okay without something or someone before they came into your life, you can live without it after it’s gone

What’s the most important thing or person/people/animal in your life? At some point they came into your life, right? But before that, you were fine living without them, so it’s realistic that you can be fine without them (And you will be without them at some point). If you have a baby, meets …