philosophy

  • We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming

    "You and I are processes of becoming, and choosing to see ourselves in this way can have radical effects on our understanding of contentment, transformation, the past, and the future." - Jordan Bates

  • The Psychopathology of Genius

    Under close investigation, it does not seem too baffling that creative people would score higher on the psychosis continuum.

  • Campbell Brown & Teachers’ Unions

    A look at Campbell Brown's case against teacher tenure in New York public schools.

  • Science Is Not About Certainty

    The separation of science and the humanities is relatively new—and detrimental to both.

  • Educating a Neurodiverse World | Brian Kinghorn (Video)

    What kind of world would we have if we all realized what kind of mind we had and began appreciating it? What if we did the same for others? In this talk, Brian Kinghorn champions the cause of Neurodiversity, arguing that there is not just one “standard-issue” brain.

  • The Inadequacy of Mass Education & the Case for Autodidacticism

    "(...) autodidacticism is an attitude one brings to learning, an attitude which is essential to gaining substantive insight both within and beyond the confines of traditional educational institutions. This attitude consists of a willingness to question all of one’s assumptions and preconceived ideas, a strong desire to learn and to apply what is learned, and a fiery love for knowledge in and of itself."

  • How to Keep Calm and Carry On When You Feel Ignored

    It is always hard to get a team to adapt to new changes, but it can feel even harder when no one is listening.

  • Writing in Your Underwear and Creative Expression

    A large sampling of the most eminent creators in history had to develop their own, unique processes to support creative production. How might we grant this latitude to those creative minds who haven't yet developed into producers - children - to undergird their growth in creative expression?

  • Words Make our Worlds: Introducing Sisu

    What comes after perseverance? After you’ve reached your limits, exhausted all of your resources and there doesn’t seem to be anything left to tap into? The ability to wield courage in the face of adversity and stay hopeful amidst impossible circumstances has always been crucial for the survival of our species. How we respond to adversity has a significant impact on our well-being, so it makes sense that a deeper understanding of the determinants of resilience is not just ‘good for us’, but is an actual necessity.

  • Design to Expand Human Potential - Interview with Natasha Vita-More

    Transhumanism does not aim to replace human beings with "better models". It is quite the opposite - transhumanism is an expression of respect for the human as a being that creates, invents and perpetually moves forward.