A Grand Map: Finding Our Way
A Grand Map: Finding Our Way

A Grand Map: Finding Our Way

If you like science and philosophy, well gosh darn, I think we might be able to help each other out. I like to make complex ideas simple. I also like hard questions. "How should we live?" "What can we be certain about?" "Why did we evolve emotions?" Any question I find interesting has a chance of being written about here. Why should you bother spending time reading what I have to say? I'm incredibly interesting, funny, talented, super sexy, and most importantly, mega humble. Enjoy my words!

Language Games and Family Resemblances (Wittgenstein)

3 Mar 2021 8 minute read 0 comments TheMightyBungus

What is knowledge? What is beauty? What makes me the same person from moment to moment? As a species, we have spent eons ruminating on these questions and others like them, yet we are no closer to an answer now than we were in the fledgling days of p...

Evolution and Emotion: Ancestral Guidance

3 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments TheMightyBungus

  It is easy to be fooled into thinking that our emotions (or at least some of them) are hindrances that a good life is lived in spite of, rather than collaborators in building that life . Indeed, some of our thoughts and motivations are so shameful...

The Greatest Virtue? A lesson from Socrates

2 Mar 2021 3 minute read 0 comments TheMightyBungus

  Today we will be looking at what we can learn from the Socratic idea that the wisest among us do not think of themselves as wise. A sort of meditation on humility. In Plato’s Apology of Socrates’ there is a story about a man called Chaerephon, who...

The Illusion of Certainty

2 Mar 2021 4 minute read 0 comments TheMightyBungus

The Illusion of Certainty.   What are you certain of? What do you definitely know? Is there anything immune to doubt?   You might be familiar with  the saying “I think therefore I am”. These are the words of Rene Descartes, and the focus of today's...