Posts tagged philosophy


5 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Online Learning

When you think of your childhood school-time, chances are that your memories are very similar to those of many other people from all kinds of generations, countries or cultures and look something like this: “Sitting in rows, facing a teacher…

March 29, 2011, by

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Stretching The Human Psyche

An Idea That Didn’t Come Easily It is not an exaggeration to say that I spent a large chunk of my life working towards what I am writing in this article. I knew there was something here, and I was…

January 12, 2011, by

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Mongering Hope

Deny Not Others Their Hope. Semi-occasionally, I glance at the blog by Andrew Sullivan. Not that this is his fault, as he’s quoting two other people having an online argument, but this post is grievously depressing. Essentially, it began with…

December 13, 2010, by

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Zen and English, Part 1: Earth

The Post of Earth Earth represents the foundation of knowledge. It represents facts, logic, and reality. Knowledge must begin with what is tangible to our human experience. This experience is defined by the human body. We may say that we…

December 9, 2010, by

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On Friendship, Benevolence… And Strategy

A More Modern Version Instead of quoting Sun Tzu or Nietzsche, let me start with a version actually coined by my own father, one Eric Bourque: You should make your friends not want to be your enemies, and you should…

October 25, 2010, by


Nietzsche, Zen and Slaps In The Face

Waking Up Your Mind So I was testing this new toy called StumbleUpon (new to me, anyway) and found a site called Raptitude. Here, I found a page with “40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From A Ruthless Nonconformist,” that nonconformist being Friedrich…

October 20, 2010, by


Expertise Is Overrated

So, have you read the latest rant by one Joe Klein, who happens to write for this rag called Time Magazine? Here’s from his latest: There is no way she [Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell] could ever be confused…

October 20, 2010, by

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Pride vs. Narcissism

I suddenly had a flash of inspiration and felt compelled to write – well, blog – about the issue of pride vs. narcissism. Both seem similar, yet they are different in a way that I find to be critically important. Individual Pride & Narcissism…

October 7, 2010, by


I Am…

An Essay by Jeremiah Bourque Listen to this Article as a Podcast Your browser does not support the audio element. The English language really begins with two words: I am. English verb phrases are defined by two things: what is…

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