Certain kinds of knowledge and the preservation of sincerity – with some thoughts from Thomas Carlyle

At a certain time in life, and not necessarily as a cause for or a result of an existential crisis, one might be confronted by certain questions.  Those questions are about what one perceives of this world and his own attempts at making sense of what is the reality of … Continue ReadingCertain kinds of knowledge and the preservation of sincerity – with some thoughts from Thomas Carlyle

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The nature of conviction, and the certainty of belief

Conviction and certainty of belief impart a particular trait to the very thinking and expression of a person that goes counter to reason, and the willingness to listen.  Be it blunt or sharp, the absolutist conclusion of the convinced person does not have the opening to alter the conviction.  The … Continue ReadingThe nature of conviction, and the certainty of belief

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The natural order of things as a basis for justice

There is a natural order of things.  Nature works because, it has its own system.  The most gigantic interaction of living and the nonliving makes up the system of nature.  In this system, there are many parts and subsystems.  We can discern, there is an order to the way all … Continue ReadingThe natural order of things as a basis for justice

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Conceptualizing justice in the age of impatience

For those who are thinking actively, it would seem prudent not to put words like justice and impatience in the same sentence.  However, as soon as one steps out of propriety and sentence construction in theoretical settings, it is easy to see that, our practical reality puts us in precisely … Continue ReadingConceptualizing justice in the age of impatience

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Pixelated Mona Lisa – the human mind trapped in specifics

A fascination with specifics and analyzing details has become an obsession and considered proof of intelligent mind.  It is considered the sign of a civilized, sophisticated person to find and extract what is of interest from a whole mass of information.  Machines, no doubt, are better than humans in the … Continue ReadingPixelated Mona Lisa – the human mind trapped in specifics

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Determining what is “fake news”. What is “real news”?

The phrase “fake news” has become popular in recent times.  In the year 2016, another related phrase “post truth” became popular.  Outside of the political world, there is much that is happening which makes the appearance and use of these phrases timely and legitimate.  A consideration of what is behind … Continue ReadingDetermining what is “fake news”. What is “real news”?

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