Tag: Analytic Philosophy

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The Zero in our lives

The Zero in our lives

And lifetimes  Anton JieSamFoek// Hannah Fry Amsterdam, 21 January 2023– Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics. Nothing. Get that ? Nothing as in zero, of course. This cheeky yet powerful number has caused more controversy and provided more delight than any other digit I know. For one thing, it allows us to…
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The bicycle is killing the planet slowly but surely

The bicycle is killing the planet slowly but surely

Amsterdam, 28 december 2022– A banker friend  made the economists think this when he told me and said: Cycling is a disaster to the country’s economy. – He/she doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy.  – He/she doesn’t pay insurance policies.  – He/she doesn’t buy fuel, doesn’t pay to have the car serviced,…
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The Road Not Taken…by Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken” is one of the most inspiring poems of American literature. It may take you down a path of regret or pride based on your unique journey. It reflects the long-lasting impact of the choices people make in life. As it says: ‘I doubted if I should ever come back.’ Choose carefully…
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Albert Camus – 4 Principles for Being Present

Albert Camus and his philosophy are a great place to start – here are 4 existentialist principles for being present. Albert Camus was a French philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. He became the second-youngest recipient in history. Some of his most popular books are The Stranger, The Plague, The…
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Ennis Cehic

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

May 2022  By: ENNIS ĆEHIĆ Amsterdam, May 25th 2022–Though it seemed to be impossible, even miraculous, it really, really happened. Jim, 25, from Brooklyn, a ‘creatively ambitious’ and ‘peer-oriented’ fashion buyer was standing in front of the mirror in his bedroom when he noticed something abnormal happening on the chest pocket of his new T-shirt. The…
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Albert Camus Struggle

Algerian Chronicles 

The struggle of Albert Camus Niek Pas / antonfoek.com Amsterdam, March 7, 2022– In the lockdown of 2020, many people reached for The Plague. This classic from the oeuvre of Albert Camus (1913-1960), about a plague outbreak in Oran, is at the same time a poignant questioning of solidarity.  They also apply to the recently published…
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Albert Camus: How to Live in the Present

In this video we will be talking about how to live in the present from the philosophy of Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism”. Here are 7 ways you can make most of your present from the philosophy of Albert Camus- Have…
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Reflections about our Common Future

An Anton Foek Special We listen to scientists, media- and theatre producers, authors, and philosophers about important contemporary personal and social questions. The Italian-American economist Mariana Mazzucato thinks and reflects over the question how to adjust our capitalist system.  Anton Foek Amsterdam, December 12, 2021–We ( sic ) have really big problems: lack of sense…
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The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak

A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation It is false to say that frontiers do not exist. They do exist, temporarily. But at the same time there exists a force of creativity and truth uniting us all, in humility and in pride at the same time.” By Mario Popova – Source: Brain Pickings Months…
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This Absurd Universe: Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor. If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent…
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