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The Existential Threat And Lying To Yourself

Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom and choice. It is the view that humans define their own meaning in life, and try to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. An existential threat is a … Continue reading

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Aristotle and Freedom

Plato developed his concept of freedom in a perfect society – describing an ideal way to structure our society. Aristotle approaches the problem from an individualistic point of view – freedom depends on people’s ability to communicate freely and effectively. … Continue reading

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Plato and the Healthy Community

Athens and Sparta, two of the most powerful Greek city-states, had fought as allies in the Greco-Persian Wars between 499 and 449 BCE. The half-century following the Persian Wars Athens grew as a maritime power and prospered. As Athens grew … Continue reading

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About Madness and the Deluded

Bubbles occur when prices of a particular item rise far above the item’s real value. A stock market bubble is a self-propagating rise or increase in share price of a stock – investors buy more stock at an inflated price … Continue reading

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