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What is the best state of mankind?

I would like to pose the following question- What is the best social/political/economic state of humankind that can be realistically attain…

Started by Braeden D

1 on Tuesday
Reply by Liam S.

Ownership

Evening Gents. I read Antoine de Saint Exupery's "The Little Prince" today, a wonderful, short fable which held some very potent messages…

Started by Matt T.

7 Feb 20
Reply by LouieHoughtonGermelman

Maxims for Men

Gentlemen, I often see great quotes, sayings, and ideas dispersed throughout the community, but now I would like to challenge you all to p…

Started by Philosopher King

35 Feb 20
Reply by Richard Bruce Marshall

What is Equality?

What is equality? Can it really be defined, in the true sense of equality? Where can equality be applied? Only to race, gender, age, ethnic…

Started by Ldeth

12 Jan 16
Reply by LouieHoughtonGermelman

AoM Book Club -- October selection

Anyone read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance yet? I've actually been reading the book so I joined the club for a buck. So far so g…

Started by Justin Tessier

2 Sep 27, 2013
Reply by Phaedrus

Ethics - must reads?

So I've covered the major greek ethics writers, Socrates and Aristotle. As well as basic stoic and epicurean ethics. I've force my way thr…

Started by Liam S.

12 Sep 26, 2013
Reply by Liam S.

Nietzsche and Schopenhauer

Good day friends, I wanted to write a quite post on how one goes about studying in philosophy. Over the year, I've found the best way is t…

Started by llong

8 Jul 17, 2013
Reply by C.C. Dolph

Speaking Outloud

I came to a realization that talking is merely an external expression of the brain talking to itself. Any thoughts?

Started by Brandon Shelburg

11 Mar 27, 2013
Reply by Liam S.

Manliest Philosopher?

Ok, so up until now, good old Aristotle has been the defacto figurehead for this group, mainly for the simple reason that he was the first…

Started by Shaun Daws

46 Mar 19, 2013
Reply by J. A. Hamlin

Member Question: What if God showed up one day?

Peter O'Reilly asks: Say God really exists. One day, he or she decides to show himself/herself to the people of earth. How would you see i…

Started by Shaun Daws

37 Jan 6, 2013
Reply by Bobby Glenn Mullen

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