According to our everyday experience, the objects that surround us are coloured. Lemons are yellow, cucumbers are green, and our car is black. But according to physical science, lemons, cucumbers, and our car are composed of particles that are not attributed with colour whatsoever. These two pictures of the world seem not entirely compatible, but how come? Is philosophy able to provide us with an answer to this question?
What is the world like beyond human-object relations? If we think of absolute reality as something that is permanent and not bound to time and space, and something that goes beyond the relation of being and thinking, would it be possible for us to perceive it?
Everything around us is part of an ecosystem: the earth, the forests, but also plants are part of the system that sustains life on earth. Plants make oxygen and are food for humans and animals. They are also one of the few living organisms that can make their own food from air and light. Leafy green granules are a crucial part of this and also cause the green color of leaves. With the help of microscopy and do-it-yourself coloring methods, we can expose the cell structures of plants.
What knowledges lie within reach? Does there exist a singular truth? Or does each hold true to their own? The principles of knowledge: Setting rational standards and clarifying irrational beliefs. Barry Barnes and David Bloor (hereafter: B&B) argue in their text Relativism, Rationalism, Sociology of Knowledge, that the rationalist’s arguments are insufficient and cannot withstand the grounds of relativism.1 Barry Barnes en David Bloor, Relativism, Rationalism and the
Future Based is diving into the world of biohacking and mind hacking, kicking off with the expert and DIY Futurist; biohacker Peter Joosten. This fourth episode will offer an introduction and further exploration into the topic of biohacking. What are the implications of these new technologies? Are we making humans better, or possibly making better humans? But first, a short introduction on our motivations for addressing biohacking. I’m
Future Based Podcast addresses issues ranging from the natural sciences and philosophy to art, technology and economics; a different subject will be highlighted in every podcast. We will engage in discussions with academics, field specialists and experiential experts. In this episode, we resume the conversation with Theo Ploeg, founder of studio Hyperspace. Instead of taking refuge in proven concept, studio Hyperspace seeks for new ideas and practices that
Future Based Podcast addresses issues ranging from the natural sciences and philosophy to art, technology and economics; a different subject will be highlighted in every podcast. We will engage in discussions with academics, field specialists and experiential experts. In this episode, we talk with Theo Ploeg, founder of studio Hyperspace. Instead of taking refuge in proven concept, Studio Hyperspace seeks for new ideas and practices that are in
Imagine visiting a museum and coming upon a great hall that contains a full-size ship on display. On an informational placard, you read that the ship used to sail the seas in the nineteenth century, but that it is still sea-worthy today. You might then continue your tour with a belief that corresponds to your evidence: the ship is sea-worthy. Most would intuitively consider this belief justified, as