The 5 Most Insightful Philosophy Books About Human Nature

The five books presented here are chosen based on one criteria: the depth and elaboration of thoughts oh human nature and human condition. They are not strictly philosophical; for example La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims might be…

Do Reason and Science Improve Humankind? Notes from Dostoevsky’s Underground Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his novel Notes from Underground presents another strong case against the blind reliance on logic and science for the betterment of humankind. Dostoyevsky presents his arguments through a fictional character – the Underground Man, a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg.

Why It Is Hard (and Bad) To Learn From Experience

Experience is a dear teacher. – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin is certainly right. However, learning from experience can be expensive. And quite hard. Kahneman and Tversky in their paper describe the main reasons why it…