Category Archives: Philosophy

Did you notice the Irony? (11) Climate Refugees

Did you ever notice the irony that lies in us flying to the Maldives, the Seychelles, to Easter Island and everywhere else, thus destroying the world climate with our CO2 emissions, but when climate refugees try to come to Europe … Continue reading

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How to be Happy

For those who don’t have much time or interest in reading a lot today, I’ll give you the summary right away: Leading a happy life boils down to two rules: – Avoid doing things which make you unhappy. – Do more … Continue reading

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Laziness

Thanks to laziness I don’t learn languages very well, I didn’t apply for a scholarship for university after graduating from High School, I missed the deadline for that exchange year in the USA, I never finished the PhD in law … Continue reading

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MA Dissertation on Prisoner Disenfranchisement

Don’t worry, I don’t expect anyone to read this. But for the record and maybe for future reference of some other students working on the same subject, here is my dissertation with a critical look on the political philosophy of … Continue reading

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Storm & Sea

When I was a child, I used to run outside and play when it was stormy and rainy. I loved thunderstorms and fierce winds. The worse, the better. Later, as a young adult, when it stormed and rained, I was … Continue reading

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Pushy person poses paradox

I receive a lot of questions through my blog and by e-mail, most of them about law. Some of them are interesting, some of them are funny, others are incomprehensible. The worst ones are those by people who believe that … Continue reading

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What makes you old?

There are many rumours about what makes us old or what keeps us young. After months of scientifically studying the subject, I have come up with the ultimate list of things which don’t affect ageing and those that do. Things … Continue reading

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Good News!

If you can read this you are alive, you are awake, you are not blind and you have some command of the English language. You also have access to some electronic gadget and the internet, which means you are not … Continue reading

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Giving Presents

I don’t receive many presents. But then I give presents even less. Maybe it’s better that way. Receiving or giving presents can be a sad occasion. I remember the times when I was browsing book stores for hours, pondering what … Continue reading

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The Paradox of the Categorical Imperative

One of the most important concepts in moral philosophy is the categorical imperative by Immanuel Kant. Its first formulation reads “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal … Continue reading

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