Jean Piaget (1896 – 1980) was one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century and a scholar of philosophy, psychology, and biology. In the mid-twentieth century, Piaget penned the book, Insights and Illusions of Philosophy,
I read “CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity,” in yesterday’s Washington Post. While the story is no doubt true I thought at first I was reading The Onion or hearing a George Carlin skit.
There is compelling evidence that vegetarian and vegans diets are healthier than those that include animal meat or animal products. (Find a brief overview of the literature here.) Furthermore, compelling evidence suggests that vegetarian or mostly vegetarian diets promote longevity.
I recently read, “Plants can see, hear and smell—and respond,” on the BBC earth site. The article reports on new research which shows that “plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains.” As Jack C. Schultz puts it, plants “are just very slow animals.”
(Statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome.) My summary of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is one of my most popular posts with over 100,000 views. While re-reading the actual text, I was struck by the relevance to modern life of the first paragraph of Book V.