Psychology and Philosophy – Uneasy Siblings

Most of us who work in some aspect of philosophy have had the experience of trying to explain to someone that philosophy is not psychology. To those members of the philosophical set, the distinction may seem obvious, but any attempt to spell it out requires some careful thought and reflection, which is what I attempt to do in this exercise.

Is Psychology a sibling of Philosophy? Surely in the past they were close siblings, members of the same family, philosophy. Today the relationship between the two is more problematic. Does work in philosophy have any relation to the student’s psychological state? The answer also is not a clear-cut one. Philosophy can help a person psychologically, but this is not central to the function of philosophy.

Some History:

Historically in Western Philosophy, Psychology was part of philosophy until the 19th century when it became a separate science. In the 17th and 18th centuries, many Western philosophers did pioneering work in

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Ayn Rand’s "Atlas Shrugged"… A Philosophy That Almost Made It


Ayn Rand not only advocated the concept of Objectivism in her book, “Atlas Shrugged,” she lived that philosophy with rare passion and audacity.

There are many things to admire about Ayn Rand’s accomplishments. She arrived alone in New York in 1925 as an impoverished immigrant. In time she became an admired author, rose to remarkable celebrity status, and went on to build a profitable intellectual empire. Her influence remains extraordinary to this day, and her books are still in print. One of her novels, “The Fountainhead,” became a popular movie. (Rand wrote the screenplay, at her insistence.) Her magnum opus, “Atlas Shrugged,” was released as a modern movie (Part 1), nearly thirty years after her death.

But it is her philosophy, Objectivism, which was (and remains) Rand’s most powerful influence upon society. Once again, there are things to admire about Objectivism. A partial but dedicated understanding of no

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Sex and Scientific Philosophy – Why Women Live Longer Than Men

It is an acknowledged fact that women live longer than men. The reasons are manifold. An attempt is made here to describe briefly some of the factors identified in published studies and to suggest new directions for further research.

It is believed that those studies may lead to the discovery of new factors explaining the discrepancy in lifespan between women and men. One such is the area of foetal microchimerism, which is the persistence of certain numbers of foetal cells in the mother after pregnancy. Another may be found in further studies about the system involved in enhancing a mother’s immune system, during and after pregnancy.

Further studies may find that women who give birth live longer than those who do not. In addition, those women who live to be over 100 may have special genes that slow down the ageing process and reduce the probability of heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

The X chromosome may be another influential f

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Philosophy Of Plato

Plato is renowned as one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Born in 429 BC around the time of the death of Pericles, he lived for nearly eighty years up until the period that began with the birth of Alexander the Great. He belonged to an aristocratic Athenian family who were by the standards of those days relatively rich. A large number of Plato’s relatives played an active role in Athenian politics, but this was an activity that Plato himself shied away from.

During his youth he became fascinated by the teachings and thoughts of Socrates, so much so that he attended the academy that Socrates set up. Plato was only thirty years old when Socrates was killed in prison for committing crimes against the gods.

Though incredibly distressed by the death of Socrates, Plato set about writing down the conversations he had held with his teacher. Today, most of what we know about Socrates, the man and his thinking, comes from the texts created by Plato.


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Philosophy of High Noon

The movie “High Noon” has interesting comparisons to the philosophies and views of Kant. While many will say it can mirror the philosopher’s views, particularly through the actions of the lead character Kane, this paper will analyze the interesting and somewhat contrary view by looking at the actions of Kane’s wife.

It is important to note first that Kane’s wife is an emotional person. She is a religious woman, a Quaker to be precise, and chose this lifestyle after she saw her father and brother killed by guns. Her current viewpoints on guns, violence and personal involvement reflect her emotional side which Kant would clearly say as a weak point and completely differs from Kantian view.

Supporting her anti-Kantian ways is the fact that she focuses much on consequences. She does not see the act of killing simply for its act and the defensive purpose. She worries too much about who could and will die and not enough about why they would risk

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Why a Real Wellness Philosophy and Lifestyle Are Way Better Than Religion


For starters, REAL wellness is, well, real. It’s plain and down to earth. There is ample evidence it exists, unlike the unexplored and unknown regions of eternal bliss or fiendish torments beyond the grave that some/most religions describe to entice or frighten believers.

REAL wellness makes no supernatural claims, contains no promises of orgasmic ecstasy or threats of everlasting horror.

REAL wellness does not presume to offer the one and only meaning of life; furthermore, it has no creeds or dogmas. With REAL wellness, there is no one and only philosophy for all; unlimited variations and choices dwell within its four dimensions. By contrast, religions insist one size fits all–everyone must believe the same tenets, which vary by sect and denomination.

I rest my case.

Well, maybe not. There’s so much more.


Religion and REAL wellness® are compl

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Wing Chun: Philosophy, Forms, Techniques, and Movies

Wing Chun

Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art made famous around the world by the late Bruce Lee. Ask any practitioner about what motivated them to study the art, and the martial arts movie star will inevitably be mentioned, often sooner rather than later. Bruce Lee did a great service to the world martial arts community by bringing Wing Chun into the spotlight, as its philosophy and techniques are worth knowing for any fighter. In this article, we’ll take a look at the often murky history behind the style, as well as the techniques and forms unique to it. Let’s get started!


Not much is known concerning the history of the art, except for the myth told by one of its most famous practitioners, and Bruce Lee’s teacher, Yip Man. According to the venerated grandmaster, the story began with the young woman Yim Wing Chun, who lived in Southern China during the period when the Qing Dynasty destroyed the temples of the Southern Shaolin. A local w

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My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn – Book Review

Title and Author: My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn

Synopsis of Content:

This is a compilation of the essentials from Jim Rohn’s books and talks spanning several decades. It was put together and published by Vic Johnson who also wrote the Forward. Johnson was a student of his work and has become an accomplished author, speaker and motivational expert in his own right.

The content of this little book is pure Jim Rohn. There is nothing new here, and he would have approved. He often said that when it came to the fundamentals there was never anything “new”.

The book covers many of Rohn’s choice stories. They include lessons he learned from his mentor as well as lessons he learned on his own. He celebrates the American Ladder of Success and discusses the unique opportunities available to anyone in America to build wealth.

There are chapters on productivity

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Why I Value A Charlotte Mason Philosophy

Charlotte Mason predominantly believed in the over-all ‘training’ of a child, educating the whole child, and how to positively parent children. However, the main goal that she desired to accomplish…is to never stray far from spiritual matters. This is what gave her method its life, hope and purpose. Miss Mason taught us that we, as educators of our children, need to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in all the we do, say, hear and teach. Charlotte Mason once said that “such a recognition of the work of the Holy Spirit as the educator of mankind, in things intellectual as well as things moral and spiritual, gives us new thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven, a sense of harmony in our efforts and of acceptance of all that we are.”

Charlotte Mason lived in a time during the late 1800s when children were not really considered as ‘whole persons.” Children were more accepted if they were seen, but not heard. They were taught to speak on

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Yoruba Philosophy

Yoruba people settled in Ile-Ife thousands of years ago led by Oduduwa.

Understanding Yoruba Philosophy

The compound ‘Yoruba philosophy’ stands for the comprehensive philosophical doctrine of Yoruba people, on issues of logic, ethics, epistemology, or metaphysics.

Yoruba people have moral philosophy, religion based, that embraces` principle of higher unity.

To the Yoruba people, “Ori” literally means “head” in English, occupies the centre of sacredness and holds the body’s destiny, all other parts of the body answerable to it.

Yoruba philosophy regards the universe as consisting of two eternal realities: Ori and Emi-

To the Yoruba, Ori means head, idea, reason, intellect, courage, will, reason, mind, spirit or temper.

-Emi means breath, life, ghost, soul, or conscious self.

Yoruba philosophy regards the universe as consisting of two eternal realities.

The Yorubas

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