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Political Philosophy —

Philosophers are a funny lot. They often expound endlessly on ideas that, for the rest of us, are difficult to understand or appear exceptionally arcane or, sometimes, bizarre to the extreme, but which are indeed accurate and relevant. For example, René Descartes, a seventeenth century philosopher said that supposedly flesh and blood politicians, politicians who, […]


Glass Philosophy —

What is the primary difference between optimists, pessimists, and realists? When it comes to optimists and pessimists, it’s typically illustrated using the water-in-a-glass adage. You know how it goes: A thirsty optimist and pessimist are each presented with a glass that contains one half of its maximum water capacity. The optimist says, “The glass is […]