Aren’t leaders evil?

I discuss the philosophy of Nazism – its roots – in detail in the book. National socialism was about being a part of the people sacrificing for the whole.   My philosophy – or the philosophy of one of my role models, Ayn Rand – is the opposite; it is against putting the values of …

When will the next book come out?

The next book (working title “Philosophy for Heroes”) will be released in multiple parts, the first one will be available in summer 2015 in English and then translated into German.

The Problem of Induction

  Can We Acquire Knowledge? Clemens Lode, Apr 2015* In his Critique of Pure Reason1, Kant wished to argue against the empiricism of David Hume. He claimed that induction in relation to causality could not be a means of learning anything about nature since the justification of the validity of induction would in turn require …

Rethinking Gender Roles

How the MBTI Can Overlook Our True Nature Clemens Lode, July 2014* Widely recognized as a useful tool in understanding who we are and how we can best work with others, the MBTI, or Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, categorizes people as: Introverts or Extroverts, Thinkers or Feelers, Sensors or Intuitives, and Judgers or Perceivers. But does …

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Why it is in your very own interest to pay for intellectual property INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Patents and copyrights are the legal implementation of the base of all property rights: a man’s right to the product of his mind.  […] What the patent and copyright laws acknowledge is the paramount role of mental effort in the …