What Can Avicenna Teach Us about the Mind-Body Problem?

Illustration by Fumitake Uchida By Dr. Peter Adamson / 09.09.2016 Professor of Philosophy Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Philosophers of the Islamic world enjoyed thought experiments. If the heavens vanished, they wondered, would time continue to pass? If existence were distinct from essence, would that mean that existence itself must exist? Can God turn your[…]

How the Rainbow Illuminates the Enduring Mystery of Physics

Rainbow over the Helford estuary, Cornwall, England. / Photo by Susan Butterworth By Dr. Jonathan Butterworth / 01.03.2017 Professor of Physics University College London This summer I went on a family holiday to Cornwall, on the Helford River. The peninsula south of the river is, rather wonderfully, called The Lizard. Standing on its cliffs, you are[…]

The Work and Life of Thich Nhat Hanh

By Azriel ReShel / 07.07.2017 Living the Path of Peace and Compassion Our own life has to be our message. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Beloved by hundreds of thousands of people around the world, called ‘an apostle of peace and nonviolence,’ by Martin Luther King Jr, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the[…]