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A collection of 31 posts

The Essential Goethe: A Deep Dive into the Soul of German Literature

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) was one of the greatest writers of the German Romantic period. Matthew Bell is professor of German and comparative literature at King's College London. His books include Goethe’s Naturalistic Anthropology and Melancholia: The Western Malady.

The Global Consciousness Random Number Generator

The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) was born out of a desire to explore the uncharted territories of human consciousness and its interaction with the physical world, has become a focal point of my personal and professional journey.

Groovin' to the Beat of Nonsense

Alright, buckle up 'cause I'm about to take you on a wild ride through the wacky world of music - and I ain't just talkin' about your average chart-topper. Ever heard of Adriano Celentano's "Prisencolinensinainciusol"? Yeah, that's a

Embracing Uncertainty: Lessons from Thinking in Bets

In the captivating book Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke, we're introduced to the idea that the uncertainty we face in life is not something to fear, but rather an opportunity to hone our decision-making skills.

Your reason for being: Ikigai

Ikigai is a Japanese philosophy that dates back to the Heian period, between 794 to 1185. It refers to the sense of purpose or meaning in life that gives individuals a reason to wake up in the morning and live each day to the fullest. The concept of ikigai is

He Envisages a Horrible Brainless Empire

From March 1940, a fascinating look at the development of Hitler's reputation in Germany and the UK, and the way that his publishers were forced to change the way they marketed his book.