Philosophy and Ideas
Many of the ideas we've absorbed from birth are based on flawed thinking or incomplete understanding. But which ones?
Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Carl Jung were associates for a period of time in Vienna as each developed his own approach to psychotherapy. In the following collection of articles, Vision examines how these three approaches have withstood the test of time.
Ideas can be powerful. If they are good, we all benefit; but bad ideas can have disastrous effects. In this series Vision looks at six prominent ideas of our time—concepts that animate our thinking and the language we all use. Yet each one is fundamentally flawed.
Though we’d all like to believe otherwise, our views and opinions may not stem from sound thinking. How can we ensure that wisdom prevails?
Among Roman Catholic thinkers, Thomas Aquinas stands out for his integration of Greek philosophy with the dogmas of the church—an approach that has had a profound and lasting effect on the Christian world.
Propaganda is about manipulation. But over the past century, the concept itself has been manipulated. Do you still recognize it when you see it?
Since at least the time of Homer and his epic account of the Trojan War, people have glorified warfare and reveled in it as entertainment.
Today’s debate between methods of attaining knowledge: one divinely revealed, the other gained by rational inquiry is a significant aspect of Aristotle’s legacy.
References to a supreme Being are common in American culture. Even the nation’s currency proclaims, “In God We Trust.” How did this come to be?
Carl Gustav Jung founded an approach he named Analytical Psychology, many tenets of which have led some to refer to him as a “founding father of the New Age.”