16 posts tagged with "philosophy"

But What If We're Wrong?

Visualizing our contemporary world as it will appear to those who will perceive it as the distant past.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

What happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment?

The Manual For Living

Epictetus' manual of stoic ethical advice on how to live a full life.

On the Shortness of Life

The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living.

The Metamorphosis

The story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family and a stranger in his own home.

A Universe from Nothing

Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?

The Tartar Steppe

Dino Buzzati's critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory.

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels in search of a world treasure. His search will lead him to riches very different from those he had imagined.

The Art of Peace

Morihei Ueshiba, taught that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature.

The Art of War

Classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought.

Fooled by Randomness

Taleb investigates of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand.

The Black Swan

The impact of the highly improbable.


Advice on how to gain from chaos while being protected from frailty and adverse events.

The Meditations

A series of reflections and personal writings of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.

The Manual

A collection of Epictetus' essential teachings compiled by his closest student.

The Prince

Machiavelli's thoughts on the qualities a ruler should possess.