On Memes and Machiavelli [15 Minute Insight]

A 15 Minute Insight on what memes affect socially and culturally, how, and why it's not necessarily a good thing--quite probably bad, in fact. ...a meme does nothing to persuade intellectually itself, but relies upon some conceptual framework already and otherwise established. It might alter that conceptual framework, but does so only incidentally, through an …

Education as a Habit

Closing the Doors. When René Descartes proposed a new approach to the study of physics--intending to displace the traditional Aristotelian thinking--he did not cite Aristotle's work; indeed, he hardly acknowledged it, let alone any developments made in the intervening centuries.  Rather, as he wrote in a letter to his friend Marin Mersenne, he hoped that …

Lyceum Testimonials

The following were solicited but freely given testimonials from three Lyceum members: The Lyceum is a one of the hidden nooks of the net that has the potential to start a revolution--one that may never be tweeted. It is a space outside of academia, outside of a system that is ambiguous in its purposes and …

CPI Lyceum Platform

ANNOUNCING the Continuum Philosophical Insight Lyceum: bringing thinking beyond academia through the digital paradigm. A brief post summarizing an argument for better digital habits. The internet stormed into many of our lives—and has always been there for some others of us—without a careful consideration of what it is, culturally speaking, or what it does to …