When it comes to urban planning, the question is not so much how to physically plan our cities differently. Rather, the question is how to convince both the public and our politicians to implement change.
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City planners and politicians have pitched carbon emission reduction as an individual choice but this leads to green gentrification and fails to make broad changes. We need a new guiding philosophy.
In these narcissistic and anxious times, existentialism has a lot to offer.
Believing in free will makes us feel more like ourselves.
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If you believe that you are in charge of your life and your actions, does that mean you also feel more like yourself?
Alone, destination unknown.
Just what on earth is going on in Britain? A researcher of French philosophers called upon some 'friends' to think it through.
Would finding the fountain of youth really be such a great thing?
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Some scientists claim a pill that would have us living healthier lives for longer is less than a generation away. But many philosophers argue extended life may not be as good as it sounds.
Giving, or contributing, beyond ourselves is one of the strongest predictors of happiness and health.
A philosophy based on giving of ourselves to others may help us live more meaningful and fulfilling lives, while helping to bridge the extremes of our emotions and beliefs.
Sartre, Hoover and Camus.
On 7 February 1946 we find J Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, writing a letter to “Special Agent in Charge” at the New York field office, to draw his attention to one ALBERT CANUS, who is “reportedly…
Man and superman.
A student came up to me after class the other day and said, “So what is this ‘Becksistentialism’ all about then?” I want to begin to answer that question by defining the negative: Sir Alex Ferguson is…