Nov
20
2021

Khan Academy

Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere.
Nov
19
2021

direct democracy

the electorate decides on policy initiatives without legislative representatives as proxies. This differs from the majority of currently established democracies, which are representative democracies. --wikipedia
Nov
03
2021

panpsychism

In the philosophy of mind, panpsychism is the view that mind or a mindlike aspect is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of reality --wikipedia
Oct
29
2021

The Fibonacci sequence or "golden ratio"

Almost everything has dimensional properties that adhere to the ratio of 1.618, so it seems to have a fundamental function for the building blocks of nature. --investopedia.com
Oct
23
2021

Charles Bukowski, literary works

The New Yorker wrote, "the secret of Bukowski's appeal ... [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero."
Oct
17
2021

Hermann Hesse

"His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality." --wikipedia
Oct
17
2021

Slavoj Žižek

"challenges many of the founding assumptions of today’s left-liberal academy, including the elevation of difference or otherness to ends in themselves."
Oct
12
2021

"To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower"

by request: From the poem "Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake
Oct
10
2021

illiberal democracy

"a governing system in which, although elections take place, citizens are cut off from knowledge about the activities of those who exercise real power because of the lack of civil liberties" --wikipedia
Oct
02
2021

Museum of Old and New Art

"MONA houses ancient, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. Noted for its central themes of sex and death, the museum has been described by Walsh as a 'subversive adult Disneyland'." --wikipedia
Oct
02
2021

Seneca

"His prose works include a dozen essays and one hundred twenty-four letters dealing with moral issues. These writings constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for ancient Stoicism." --wikipedia
Sep
23
2021

trolley problem

"The trolley problem is a series of thought experiments in ethics and psychology, involving stylized ethical dilemmas of whether to sacrifice one person to save a larger number." --wikipedia
Sep
20
2021

Franz Kafka

"regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic." --wikipedia
Sep
14
2021

stoicism

"a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world" --wikipedia
Sep
12
2021

Arthur Schopenhauer's philosophy

"had a posthumous impact across various disciplines, including philosophy, literature, and science...throughout the 19th and 20th centuries." --wikipedia
Sep
03
2021

NFT non-fungible token

Blockchain certified ownership of unique digital files such as a JPG or MP3. "During the first quarter of 2021, NFT sales exceeded $2 billion." --wikipedia
Aug
24
2021

Registan

"The Registan ensemble is a mesmerizing example of Islamic architecture. It's considered to be one of the most precious Islamic monuments in the world, and the most important in Central Asia." -- silkroadexplore.com
Aug
24
2021

wabi-sabi philosophy

"the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty."
Aug
09
2021

Sentinelese tribe

"A tribe in the Andaman islands that has no connection to the modern world. We know very little about them as they are violent toward anyone who tries to visit their island. They are protected by the Indian Government." -- by request