philosophy bites & other brainfood 

I spread the pleasure of thinking

 

 

I am a philosophy masterstudent, a writer and host of the podcast of "Transformatorenwerk Leipzig". I am interested in philosophy as practice - for creating one's life, for personal and emotional development and for a balanced and exciting life. My vision is to strengthen the person as a responsible subject which thinks and acts by itself while answering to the world it encounters.

 

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Julia Held (13)

I am a philosophy masterstudent, a writer and host of the podcast of "Transformatorenwerk Leipzig". I am interested in philosophy as practice - for creating one's life, for personal and emotional development and for a balanced and exciting life. My vision is to strengthen the person as a responsible subject which thinks and acts by itself while answering to the world it encounters.

how you come to know something because someone told you so? 

Let's think about how we come to know things: we know that the world population has reached around 8 billion people, that the USA is around 28 times bigger than Germany and that human beings evolved out of monkeys. We know this because we've read…

thinking boundlessly

Why is it that for most problems the solutions we find appear to be only working in the short run, before the next obstacle we haven't thought about before appears? Why do we find ourselves constantly faced with new and unexpected situations of problems we…

what do we do when we're not playing?

Pleasing the boss in order to set oneself in a good position before asking for a pay raise. Not messaging after the first date to arouse the other's interest. Keeping the bite on your plate you prefer most until the end instead of eating it…

the ambivalent nature of freedom

In philosophy there is a great deal of different views on what freedom is, whether human beings are free or can be free at all and the general role of freedom in human life. Some say we can't escape the deterministic nature of existence and…

people we remember 

During a lifetime, each of us meets an uncountable amount of people. Some with whom we walk for quite a while, crossing bumpy paths and reaching ups and downs of relationships we haven't known about before. And there are others, ones with whom we did…