Contemporary philosophy
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Contemporary philosophy is an expression used to designate the different philosophical currents born of modernity. Contemporary philosophy has germinated in the nineteenth century, from the Emmanuel Kant’s works. He had elaborated a theory of knowledge based on the categories of … Read More

Descartes: Discourse on the Method (1)
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Common sense is the best shared thing in the world; for every one thinks that he is so well provided that even those who are the most difficult to satisfy in anything else are not in the habit of desiring … Read More

The challenge of philosophy
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 (The philosopher, by Rembrandt.) The challenge of philosophy is considerable because it deals with central questions, such as, for example, the meaning of life, the possible history of the soul after death, the possible and desirable political organization, the place … Read More

Philosophy for Plato
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Etymologically, the word philosophy derives from the ancient Greek φιλοσοφία, composed of φιλεῖν, “loving” and σοφία, “wisdom, knowledge”, that is to say literally: love of wisdom or love of knowledge. It should be noted that the word φιλοσοφία is effectively … Read More

Study on the Origins of Dynamic Jets on Sun’s Surface
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A new NASA-funded study has revealed the origins of spicules – lengthy jets of plasma on the sun’s surface. Scientists have been observing these long strands of solar material since the end of the 19th century, but their origins have … Read More

The egg from the bottle
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Put a fresh egg in a glass of vinegar. Leave the egg in the vinegar until the hard crust dissolves and remains only an elastic membrane. Put the egg thus obtained in water. In 3-7 days, the egg will increase … Read More

The branches of Western philosophy
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Philosophy is far from being a well-defined field of knowledge in the sense that the problems it confronts are of extreme variety. It studies many objects, that is why its subdivision into different branches is problematic and arbitrary. Moreover, if … Read More

Formalism and natural language in analytic philosophy
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Tradition, doctrine and method The definition of analytic philosophy remains ambiguous to the point that it has been argued that it is “preferable to speak of analytic philosophies in the plural.” It can be clarified by distinguishing three uses of … Read More

The concept of concept in philosophy
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A concept is a sum of thought, which, when linked to other sum of thought, can form a proposition. A concept is a signifier which can be expressed by means of a signifier (a word or a statement), and it … Read More

The cold flame
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A handkerchief can remain whole even if the flame burns. The handkerchief is soaked in water, wring well, then soak in a mixture of water and alcohol 1: 1. This mixture is flammable but burn with a incombustible flame.

Astrophysical constants and parameters
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(Barred spiral galaxy, Eridanus constellation) The following table contains the values of the constants and parameters commonly used in astrophysics and also more particularly in cosmology. Concerning the cosmological parameters, the ΛCDM model which is the basis of the standard … Read More

Yvon Quiniou: Misery of the contemporary philosophy, with regard to materialism
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Yvon Quiniou is a French Marxist philosopher. He published several interesting books, such as Atheism and Materialism Today (2004), Critique of Religion, a moral and intellectual imposition (2014), and especially a very useful For a critical approach to Islam (2016), … Read More

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