Latest Posts

Feeling Fortunate, Hopeful and Optimistic!
with No Comments

Post No.: 0464   Furrywisepuppy says:   I’ve pondered many times about the inescapable role that luck plays in our lives but sometimes – such as here, or when acknowledging our own inevitable mortality, for instance – dwelling on the … Read More

Stories, Fairy Tales, Fables and Parables
with No Comments

Post No.: 0463   Furrywisepuppy says:   We learn about the world through copying, through direct observation, through tuition or instruction (e.g. via teachers in school), and through stories.   A story – or basically a lesson wrapped within a … Read More

A Deeper and Truer Kind of Love
with No Comments

Post No.: 0462   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A big part of romantic love is letting yourself fall in love for another. Both love and fear make the heart beat faster and so they can be potentially confused with one another. … Read More

Operationalisation and Operational Definitions
with No Comments

Post No.: 0461   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many phenomena or attributes that we intuitively think exist cannot be directly measured, but their existence can be inferred via other phenomena that are measurable. Examples include ‘intelligence’, ‘health’, being ‘strong’, ‘beautiful’, ‘deadly’ … Read More

Public Bills, Private Bills and Hybrid Bills
with No Comments

Post No.: 0460   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A ‘bill’ is a proposed piece of legislation. In the United Kingdom, after a bill is proposed, it is considered by the legislature, which is the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and if … Read More

Experiment to Learn, Experiment to Create
with No Comments

Post No.: 0459   Furrywisepuppy says:   A fantastic way to discover things or create something new is to experiment. We can conduct an experiment or two to check to see if what we or other people claim is true, … Read More

From Behind the Veil of Ignorance
with No Comments

Post No.: 0458   Furrywisepuppy says:   Let’s now look at what John Rawls – a social or egalitarian liberal – thought…   John Rawls was against utilitarianism and extended on Immanuel Kant’s thoughts by believing that if the principles … Read More

The Enormous Social Value of Gifts
with No Comments

Post No.: 0457   Furrywisepuppy says:   Perhaps strangely when viewed on the face of it – people are far more willing to do something for free than do the exact same thing for a very small amount of money. … Read More

Seek Vengeance and Future Generations Could Be Next
with No Comments

Post No.: 0456   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Structural violence’ refers to the indirect facets of a system, culture or context that can eventually lead to promoting harm, such as inequality, poverty, racism and socio-economic factors. ‘Instrumental violence’ refers to violence … Read More

Make Me an Offer I Can’t Refuse!
with No Comments

Post No.: 0455   Furrywisepuppy says:   A contract is formed only if and when an offer, exactly as stated, is accepted – this is the ‘mirror image rule’. The person who initiates an exchange (the offeror or ‘master of … Read More

How to Better Tell When People are Lying
with No Comments

Post No.: 0454   Furrywisepuppy says:   Common tactics that people might use if they’re lying or want to conceal the truth include – wasting your time or trying to buy time (e.g. by questioning the question that’s just been … Read More

Maximising our Well-Being and Life Satisfaction
with No Comments

Post No.: 0453   Furrywisepuppy says:   Emotions could be said to be what we experience when we’re not thinking about what we’re experiencing but just experiencing whatever we’re experiencing; whilst feelings could be said to be what we feel … Read More

Shared National Identities, Narratives and Norms
with No Comments

Post No.: 0452   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’ll continue on from Post No.: 0408, which demonstrated how power starts to transfer to ordinary citizens from the elites because of taxation. Without the need to collect taxes, there’s no need to … Read More

Academic Acceleration for Schoolchildren
with No Comments

Post No.: 0451   Furrywisepuppy says:   We looked at the pros and cons of preschool and home-schooling in Post No.: 0422. We’ll now look at academic acceleration, which could be an option for schoolchildren whose academic performances are substantially … Read More

Cat Communication and Problem Behaviours
with No Comments

Post No.: 0450   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It is time to explore the body language of my feline species. We will also take a look at some problem behaviours that a cat may exhibit.   Furrywisepuppy says:   I guess … Read More

Helping Someone Who Has Anxiety
with No Comments

Post No.: 0449   Furrywisepuppy says:   The most common types of anxiety disorders are generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (see Post No.: 0095 for more specifically about OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, … Read More

Oversimplistic Heuristics or Rules of Thumb
with No Comments

Post No.: 0448   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Humans operate on some basic and reasonably predictable instincts that primarily evolved long before the species created this modern world. We can essentially break human behaviour down into a number of heuristics that … Read More

Size Matters, or Matters of Size
with No Comments

Post No.: 0447   Furrywisepuppy says:   I primarily exist as a tiny furry beast. But which size is better – ickle or large?   The bigger they are, the harder they fall, where there’s atmosphere – as size increases … Read More

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons