A collection of 20 posts

Kant's Imperative: A Modern Ethical Compass

Explore the relevance of Kant's Categorical Imperative in the 21st century. Understand its application in modern ethical dilemmas and its potential role in shaping future ethics.

Hegel is considered the hardest philosopher

Robert Stern, University of Sheffield There has been much excitement at the discovery of a treasure trove of notes from the lectures of the great German idealist philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. The several thousand pages date from Hegel’s time at the University of Heidelberg (1816-18), when he returned

Marcus Aurelius' 10 Rules

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled from 161 to 180 A.D. and maintained the reputation for being the ideal wise leader whom Plato called the "philosopher king."

Problem Solving 101

"In analytics, the term fishing expedition refers to a project that was never framed correctly to begin with and involves trolling the data for unexpected correlations." There is an excellent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review, Framing Data Science Problems the Right Way From the Start. This

Albert Einstein vs. Henri Bergson

It all began in 1922, when Einstein and Bergson met in an unplanned but fateful debate. Einstein had been invited to give a presentation in Paris on his theory of relativity. Time was central to Einstein’s work. It was, however, also the central issue in Bergson’s philosophy. Their

Launch Your Career in Data Science

Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results. This Coursera Specialization covers the concepts and tools you’ll need throughout the entire data science pipeline, from asking the right kinds of questions to making inferences and publishing results. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll

To Be Loved or Feared?

In early sixteenth century, Machiavelli asks, “Of cruelty and mercy, and whether it is better to be loved than to be feared or the contrary?” Here is his answer, from The Prince: Turning to the other qualities mentioned above, let me say that every prince must desire to be considered

Depth of the Emptiness, Jean Baudrillard

“The futility of everything that comes to us from the media is the inescapable consequence of the absolute inability of that particular stage to remain silent. Music, commercial breaks, news flashes, adverts, news broadcasts, movies, presenters—there is no alternative but to fill the screen; otherwise there would be an