Category: Philosophy

Genealogy of Influence Redux: Visualization with Many Eyes

Reading Time: 2 minutes The other day I posted about an intriguing project by Mike Love called The Genealogy of Influence. You can check out his blog here. Since I also recently blogged about the Many Eyes project by IBM, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could take Mike’s original data and upload for visualization.…
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Genealogy of Influence

Reading Time: < 1 minute I discovered an interesting project today on The Genealogy of Influence project is an effort to document and visualize the creative influences of great thinkers and artists. The is of great interest to me, since I’ve had a similar idea that’s been on my “pet project” list for some time now.

Integral Diagrams

Reading Time: < 1 minute I discovered a comprehensive collection of diagrams related to Integral Philosophy and Ken Wilber. Flickr Integral Diagrams Set Integral Diagrams Blog

True Success Formula: Action + Visualizing = Actualizing!

Reading Time: 2 minutes I just finished reading an awesome post and discussion on Brian’s Blog on Zaadz. Brian posted a link to Dan Millman’s thoughts on The Secret. I’d like to first comment on Dan’s article, then on the comments that followed on Brian’s blog. Dan Millman, author of numerous self-help books such as Way of the Peaceful…
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Morphing Faces of Beauty

Reading Time: 3 minutes Back in October, I read an article from Seed Magazine titled Beauty is in the Processing Time of the Beholder. The article discussed how studies have indicated that people find prototypical faces (those with average features) to be the most attractive. A paper published in Psychological Science proposes that these prototypical faces are found attractive…
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Vivek the Prophet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Looks like this video has hit the popular list. This guy definitely has some good wisdom. It’s a shame the interviewers are a bit too immature to appreciate it.

Go With The Flow!

Reading Time: < 1 minute The guys at 37 Signals have posted a great article on the topic of Flow. I first heard about Flow in the mid-nineties and have always kept this book (Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience) on my ever growing read/wish list. After reading this article I think it’s about time I start digging into this…
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Getting Daily Emails From Plato and Nietzsche?

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the past week, I’ve been spending a very short amount of time per day reading The Republic and Beyond Good and Evil. What’s unique about this is the fact that I’m getting this content via email. A new website called DailyLit is now offering access to over 200+ public domain ebooks (complete list here).…
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Philosophical videos on the web

Reading Time: < 1 minute I found a great post on today. This blog post, Online Videos of Philosophical Lectures, has a great collection of videos and lectures focusing on cognitive computing, consciousness, ethics, and evolution.

Quote of the day and words to live by

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m in the middle of reading Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving. At the end of each chapter is a relevant quote, and I found one that is definitely worth sharing. To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the…
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