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About Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode is a management consultant with focus on agile project management methods (check out https://www.lode-consulting.com). He likes to summarize his insights into books, check out his philosophy series "Philosophy for Heroes" here: https://www.philosophy-for-heroes.com. His core approach to philosophy and management is that people need to be more aware of their limits and ultimately their identity and their vulnerabilities.

June 2019

Outlook

By |2019-07-16T11:37:52+00:00June 24th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. In our daily lives, too often we have our creativity submerged. We can walk down the street, drive to work, bicycle, watch TV, eat, etc. without ever really using this Darwinian machine. The more accustomed we become to [...]

Evolution in the Head

By |2019-07-16T11:37:43+00:00June 10th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. If you’re good at finding the one right answer to life’s multiple-choice questions, you’re smart. But intelligence is what you need when contemplating the leftovers in the refrigerator, trying to figure out what might go with them. Or if trying [...]

May 2019

The Red Queen Hypothesis

By |2019-07-16T11:37:37+00:00May 27th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, [...]

The Origin of Life

By |2019-07-16T11:37:24+00:00May 13th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. How would you create a life-like model of your face? A simple approach is to cover your face with papier-mâché, let it dry, detach it from your face, then fill the inside of the mask with plaster, [...]

April 2019

Artificial Life

By |2019-07-16T11:37:17+00:00April 29th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. It is raining DNA outside. On the bank of the Oxford canal at the bottom of my garden is a large willow tree, and it is pumping downy seeds into the air. […] [spreading] DNA whose coded [...]

Chemical Evolution

By |2019-07-16T11:37:13+00:00April 15th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. It is mere rubbish, thinking at present of the origin of life; one might as well think of the origin of matter. —Charles Darwin, Letter To J. D. Hooker [Darwin, 2012] What are some specific examples in nature of complex [...]

Basics of Evolution

By |2019-07-16T11:37:07+00:00April 1st, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. What are the three major properties a system needs to have in order to evolve? Still, it needs to be said that the light of evolution is just that—a means of seeing better. It is not a [...]

March 2019

Evolution

By |2019-07-16T11:37:03+00:00March 18th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. It makes one wonder what the evolutionary tree of this idea [the theory of evolution] would look like, were it an organism that could be mapped out by fossil record rather than words. The concept is one [...]

The Big Bang

By |2019-07-16T11:36:58+00:00March 4th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. If the “big bang” created the universe, and if nothing existed before the big bang, where did the big bang come from? Imagine an infinite sea of energy filling empty space, with waves moving around in there, [...]

February 2019

Chaos Theory

By |2019-07-16T11:36:54+00:00February 18th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. —Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law [Feynman, 1994, p. 28] How can structure emerge from chaos? [...]

Interpretations of the Quantum Theory

By |2019-07-16T11:36:48+00:00February 4th, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. Many Worlds Interpretation Why could the many worlds interpretation be called ontologically wasteful? An approach to explain what is going on at the ontological level is the so-called many worlds interpretation. Instead of claiming that until something is [...]

January 2019

Copenhagen Interpretation

By |2019-07-16T11:36:41+00:00January 21st, 2019|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. What is the ontological view of the Copenhagen interpretation? The unexplained mystery of thermal radiation (among others, like the photoelectric effect) led to the theory that light comes in packages: the quantum theory. The first interpretation to [...]

December 2018

Popular Science

By |2019-07-16T11:36:26+00:00December 10th, 2018|PFH2|

This is an excerpt from the book series Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum. You can get a copy here. Science has become synonymous for “truthful.” This has led people to try to emulate science without following the scientific method. Some have even started calling themselves “scientists” and used their titles to give their statements more meaning. [...]