Better that 10 Innocent Men be Murdered

I recently came across an interesting article, discussing the evolution of the popular phrase “Better that 10 guilty men go free, than 1 innocent man go to prison.” More specifically, it discusses how the exact ratio has varied throughout all of human history. A perfect demonstration that as poetic as the phrase may sound, coming … Continue reading Better that 10 Innocent Men be Murdered

Solving the Raven-Paradox and Improving the Way we do Science

Source One of the most interesting paradoxes studied by Philosophers, is also one that challenges our entire approach to science and knowledge gathering. Despite its monumental importance, there currently exist no satisfying resolution to this paradox. Which is unfortunate, because by studying this paradox, and learning how to resolve it, we all stand to benefit … Continue reading Solving the Raven-Paradox and Improving the Way we do Science

Philosophical Proof for the Human Soul

Source As a lifelong agnostic, I never thought that I would find myself arguing for the existence of “souls”, much less claiming that I’ve found proof through Philosophical reasoning. And yet, as I consider the alternative, I find myself unable to accept any other conclusion. If we were to assume that human consciousness arises purely … Continue reading Philosophical Proof for the Human Soul

Why Philosophy gets no Respect in Society

Source There was a time when Philosophy was one of the most respected intellectual disciplines in humanity. Philosophical greats such as Aristotle, Plato & Kant are world renowned today, even centuries after their death. Others like Pythagoras & Newton considered themselves to be natural philosophers, and their contributions to mathematics have made them scientific idols even … Continue reading Why Philosophy gets no Respect in Society