Body and mind

After you—even nervously—assume a confident pose for a meaningful amount of time (studies tested 2 minutes, which was significant enough as you’ll see), your brain will increase your testosterone levels and decrease your cortisol levels. I call this combination the “confidence cocktail,” as lower cortisol makes you calmer and higher testosterone increases your aggressiveness and willingness to […]

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Epistemology

Epistemology i/ɨˌpɪstɨˈmɒlədʒi/ (from Greek ἐπιστήμη (epistēmē), meaning “knowledge, understanding”, and λόγος (logos), meaning “study of”) is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge.[1][2] It questions what knowledge is, how it is acquired, and to what extent it is possible for a given subject or entity to be known. Much of the debate in this field has focused on analyzing the nature of knowledge […]

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John Locke

John Locke FRS (pron.: /ˈlɒk/; 29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism,[2][3][4] was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work had a great impact upon the development […]

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