Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge (Philosophy and Language)

An introduction to basic philosophical ideas, especially what exactly knowledge is, how language influences our thinking, and how we could define heroism.

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Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge (Philosophy and Language)

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Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge (Philosophy and Language)

True heroes don’t follow, they lead. In order to be a leader, you have to be free of unwanted external influences or ideas. While we are not completely free in our decisions, the more we know about the world and ourselves, the freer we can become.

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Philosophy for Heroes introduces you to the foundation of philosophy and the tools necessary to understand the world—the theory of language and the scientific method. Based on this knowledge, the second part of the series looks at the world as a continuum, from physics (quantum theory) to biology (evolution and the origin of life). These ideas are applied in the third part of the series to clarify what exactly is the inner voice and our consciousness.

The Philosophy for Heroes book series is a scientific inquiry into question: what constitutes a leader—a hero—and how can we become one?

We are each heroes in the making. How can this be? Because we can reflect on our actions. We have the potential to become heroes in every aspect and every action of our lives...

Being a hero is much more than committing a heroic act. One does not magically morph into a "hero" as a result of circumstance: the just-in-time rescue, rising up in the midst of a crisis, or even leading others out of a catastrophe. Becoming a hero is more than even these courageous acts. It requires deep insight—the type of philosophical investigation that the greatest minds throughout history have pondered.

With his book series Philosophy for Heroes, Clemens Lode bridges the gap between coding, science, philosophy, and, ultimately, leadership. In Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge, he takes the reader on a journey, examining the foundations of knowledge. What is the basis of our understanding of the world? How does society define a "hero"? How do basic skills, such as language and mathematics, train our way of thinking and reasoning?

Becoming a hero requires more than courage. It requires speaking up, stepping forward from the sidelines, and taking action. For all of this, a deep insight into philosophy is the first, and most important, step.

Philosophy for Heroes connects the wisdom of the ages to today's real world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Philosophy

  • Heroism
  • The Key to Wisdom
  • Why Philosophy is Important
  • Basics of Philosophy
  • Ontology
  • Epistemology

Chapter 2: Language

  • Properties of Language
  • Language and Mathematics
  • The Value of Language

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Hello! My name is Clemens and I am based in Düsseldorf, Germany. I’m an author of books on philosophy, science, and project management, and coach people to publish their books and improve their approach to leadership.

I like visiting the gym, learning to sing, observing animals, and creating videos on science and philosophy. I enjoy learning from nature and love the idea of optimizing systems.

In my youth, I was an active chess player reaching the national championship in Germany, and an active pen&paper player leading groups of adventurers on mental journeys. These activities align with my calm approach to moderating meetings, leading meetups, and focusing on details. My personality type in socionics is IEE/ENFp.

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