I love audio books and recently listened to Alexander Mcall Smith’s The Sunday Philosophers Club – a gentle tale of the life set in Scotland. Occasionally, I surf the web for interesting lectures and podcasts and found philosopher Stefan Molyneux’s Freedomainradio and I watched the whole 8 hours of David Ickes  brilliant lecture.  Listening to their take on the evolution of our self imposed slavery was most enlightening and has certainly had me thinking about life – I ended up having an epistemological debate with myself!

One of the things I abstractly pondered is how often philosophy has popped up in my life. I was raised eating like philosophers, my mother gave me Sofies World to read, I once shared a ‘hinterhof’ flat with a philosophy student and I am always questioning/pondering the meaning of life.

So, this week I have mainly been taking a philosophical view about life!

Plutarch, Greek philosopher, (46-120 A.D.):

  • “The obligations of law and equity reach only to mankind; but kindness and beneficence should be extended to the creatures of every species and these will flow from the breast of a true man, as streams that issue from the living fountain.