Category Archives: Experts

The 20 “Most Important” Philosophers of the Pre-Modern Era

Voted by 531 philosophers: 1. Plato (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) 2. Aristotle loses to Plato by 231–229 3. Socrates loses to Plato by 366–81, loses to Aristotle by 356–122 4. Aquinas loses to Plato by 447–37, … Continue reading

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20 “Most Important” Philosophers in the Modern Era

Brian Leiter had a poll to see which philosophers were the most important meaning influence and ideas.  Results are below from over 750 people polling: 1. Immanuel Kant (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) 2. David Hume loses … Continue reading

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My most Influential Philosophers

I wanted to get a clear view of what philosophers have influenced me the most.  What ideas do I take, and how have they affected me in my life?  Here they are in order: 1.  Arthur Schopenhauer.  He was known … Continue reading

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Finally, a Expert on Economics

And he’s against the Obama plan about the bailouts.  And his name is Paul Krugman.  You can see his economic blog here. Lately in the news, you always hear Democrats or Republicans saying that this bailout plan is either a … Continue reading

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Shopping Sprees linked to Periods

There’s a study here that shows women are more likely to go on a shopping spree about 10 days before their period starts.  It deals with the hormonal changes and the negative emotions. Along with this, women tend to dress … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Laden: Found

I got this from a blog: Geography Professor Thomas Gillespie of UCLA has employed a technique typically used for tracking endangered species in order to pinpoint the most likely location of the world’s most wanted terrorist. Someone should go there … Continue reading

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Why is Global Warming a political issue?

I can understand why these big issues become political.  I understand why abortion is a political issue.  I get that.  I understand why the war in Iraq is a political issue.  And I can certainly understand why freedom of speech … Continue reading

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Taxing Soda in NYC

Dr. Richard Daines explains why taxing soda is actually beneficial for Americans, helps our children, and makes America healthier. I was skeptical until he explained that it’s actually cheaper for everyone because health care would be cheaper if there was … Continue reading

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Sex Education: The Netherlands vs. The British

An article in the British Times showed the differences between the two.  You can see the similarities between the British and American views about sex and sex education. Check it out here.

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Study: Romantic Comedies can Spoil Your Love Life

A university in Edinburgh has claimed that romantic comedies may give out the message of a perfect relationship, thus setting your expectations too high.  You can read the article here.  At the same time, this reminds me of other people … Continue reading

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