Nick Bostrom (1973 – ) holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (2000). He is a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association (now called Humanity+) and co–founder of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Continue reading The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant
Statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback.
(The following post from March 2015, recently surpassed 100,000 views. I reprint it below.)
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.~ Marcus Aurelius
Continue reading Marcus Aurelius: Meditations
A mother asked me about her child who has been professionally diagnosed with mild autism.1 She was particularly upset about the little boy’s fear of strangers at the playground.
Continue reading Mild Autism
(Note. I first published this piece exactly one year ago. Since the pandemic continues, I thought it worth a reprint.)
Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) was a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. His novel The Plague has recently garnered much worldwide attention due to the pandemic of 2020. As a philosopher familiar with Camus’ thought, I’d like to highlight the book’s main philosophical themes. But first a very brief plot summary.
Continue reading Albert Camus’ The Plague