The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Thought

Application

Perhaps this concept isn’t…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Good morning philosophers,

I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Today, we’re going to be peeling back the layers on the conversation of ethics. We have a lot to cover. Chances are, you’ve had some exposure to this topic, and there’s even greater chance that you’ve developed your own personal ethic.

So we’re going to dive a bit into the deep end right off the bat this week and challenge some…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Good morning friends,

Today we’ll be doing our Weekly Rundown, exploring a short review and analysis of all we’ve learned.

But first, some exciting news: a huge congrats to Morgan and Alex for winning our competition last week! They’ll both be receiving some TPP swag in the mail in the next few days.

Don’t feel bad if you didn’t win this round, we’ll have more opportunities to swag up soon!

Now…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Thought

Application

Dr. Hanson goes on say,


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Thought

Application

Before we dive too deep into this concept, let’s begin with a graphic to help make sense of ikigai and what it has to do with happiness.

This is a very helpful-albeit…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Thought

Application

The Aztec people were concise. They also expressed a deep understanding of reality, the way things are, and the way life should be. On its surface, the above quote doesn’t appear very helpful, but let’s do some quick dissecting to uncover it’s value.

At the heart of Aztec philosophy was the notion that life is impermanent. In fact, the Aztec people did not…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Intro:

This week, we’ll be exploring happiness and the good life. We want to know what different traditions, philosophies, and thinkers have left behind for us in their quest for contentment and fulfillment.

Thought


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Friends,

Welcome to Friday!

Today, we’re going to wrap up our week on Dualism with a short reflection from Zen Buddhism.

Specifically, we’ll be taking a look at the teachings of a man named Thich Naht Hanh. He is a Vietnamese Zen master and peace activist who founded an international center for peace in France, and worked on countless campaigns over the years including the American Civil Rights movement with Dr…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Philosophers,

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s pass over the Tao Te Ching, and what Taoist philosophy might have to say about duality, unity, and harmony.

Today, we’re going to begin what will be a brief overview of a 3 phase evolution of dualism that emerged over thousands of years in western philosophy-first in ancient Greece, then during the Platonic Renaissance in Medieval Christianity, and finally in the early days of the…


The following is from my daily newsletter, The Pocket Philosopher. Each week we explore a theme, looking at that theme through the lens of a different philosophy each day.

Good morning philosophers,

We’ve really enjoyed piecing together the story of duality and all it has to say about the way we relate to the world and to one another.

We’ve seen the world through the eyes of Taoism, which portrays all of us as a part of the whole, emanating holistically from within nature itself. We’ve passed over Plato and witnessed how the earliest thinkers in the western disciplines approached…

Matt Malcom

West Point Graduate. Former Army Officer. Conscientious Objector. Home for Regenerative Spirituality and The Inclusive Orthodoxy. New Book: repairinghope.com

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