Self Reflected Art

Self Reflected Art

The most mysterious, profound, complex and advanced thing in the known universe, is the three pound convoluted and gelatinous blob in your skull.

#brain #neuroart

Originally shared by Jennifer Barr

Very special Neuro art on gilded microetchings exhibit in Palo Alto tonight. Created by Ph.D. neuroscientist artist Greg Dunn. On display at the @SAPAppHaus. #ArtScienceInnovation

Morality and Language

Morality and Language

“…like many other people who speak more than one language, I often have the sense that I’m a slightly different person in each of my languages—more assertive in English, more relaxed in French, more sentimental in Czech. Is it possible that, along with these differences, my moral compass also points in somewhat different directions depending on the language I’m using at the time?”

# philosophy #morality #language

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-language/?wt.mc=SA_GPlus-Share

Trump’s Presidential Philosophy

Trump’s Presidential Philosophy

Hillary Clinton: “I’m going to invite your nemesis Mark Cubin to sit in the front row of the debate”

Donald Trump: “Oh yeah! I’m going to invite the woman who was banging your husband for 12 years, to sit in the front row…..nah nah nu nah nah!!!”

Could this presidential debate, or entire election, get anymore entertaining! In a deranged, juvenile, surreal almost Lynchian way? I hope so!

#debatenight #genniferflowers #markcubin #donaldtrump #hillaryclinton #presidentialdebate #2016presidentialdebate

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gennifer-flowers-trump-presidential-debate_us_57e6e3f9e4b0e28b2b5459b0?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

The Dream of Enlightenment – Book Review

The Dream of Enlightenment – Book Review

“As are we, after reading The Dream of Enlightenment. Gottlieb’s survey of philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason (2000), has been acclaimed as a modern classic. Its sequel, an expert account of mechanical scepticism and political theory from Descartes to Voltaire, is the lucid central panel of a triptych. If Gottlieb can pull off his final volume, he will surely supplant Bertrand Russell as the under- graduate’s guide.”

#philosophy

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/09/the-best-way-to-start-on-enlightenment-philosophy/

The Basics of Nietzsche

The Basics of Nietzsche

Nietzsche believed that the “central task of philosophy was to teach us to ‘become who we are””. His basic recommendations for becoming what he called the “Übermensch” (or superman) of ones life (becoming who you are), include:

1: Own Up to Envy

2: Avoid Christianity

3: Never Drink Alcohol

4: God is Dead (it’s not what you think)

#philosophy #nietzsche

https://youtu.be/wHWbZmg2hzU

The Cinematic Influence on Cultural Ideology

The Cinematic Influence on Cultural Ideology

Few realize how significantly our individual and cultural ideologies are influenced by the popular media and movie industry. The eccentric and colourful Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek takes us on a heady journey exploring “the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave” in his book/documentary The Perverts Guide to Ideology

“Though its ideas are indeed heady and high-flown, they are presented in a way that’s consistently engaging and accessible. And the bearded, bulky, Slovenia-born Žižek comes across as a born raconteur and explainer, the kind of professor whose courses are deservedly his department’s most popular. You don’t have to share his materialist philosophy to find his analyses of culture and movies witty, insightful and usefully thought-provoking.” —Godfrey Cheshire

#philosophy #ideology #slavojzizek

https://youtu.be/auVF82mmBTQ

International Philosophy Event

International Philosophy Event

“The International Institute of Philosophy (IIP) will hold its International Philosophy Days gathering in Istanbul this year between Sept. 6 and Sept. 9. The theme of this year’s event is “Value, Values and Meaning.” It will be hosted by Maltepe University, Kadıköy Municipality, the Marmara Education Foundation and the Kuçuradi Philosophy and Human Rights Foundation.”

#philosophy

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/world-philosophers-to-meet-in-istanbul-.aspx?pageID=449&nID=103530&NewsCatID=519