How to Truly Increase Your Intelligence

In the western world intelligence is indicative of status. It all began in ancient Greece. Philosophers of the time theorized that certain political figures were of inherent intelligence and should be trusted solely to be in charge of political affairs since the common man was not intelligent enough to cast a well-informed ballot. This philosophy … Continue reading How to Truly Increase Your Intelligence

We Are, Therefore I am: Examining our Definition of the Self

Source: Aeon According to Ubuntu philosophy, which has its origins in ancient Africa, a newborn baby is not a person. People are born without ‘ena’, or selfhood, and instead must acquire it through interactions and experiences over time. So the ‘self’/‘other’ distinction that’s axiomatic in Western philosophy is much blurrier in Ubuntu thought. As the … Continue reading We Are, Therefore I am: Examining our Definition of the Self