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Philosophy Explained through Basic Shapes

Genis Carreras has created a series called Philographics, which seeks to explain philosophy through basic shapes. The designer elegantly distills complex philosophical concepts down to their basics, and then presents them in a simple, minimal design. Brilliant.


  • Determinism 1 of 10
    Determinism
    Events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state of an object or event is determined by prior states. Every type of event, including human cognition (behaviour, decision, and action), is causally determined by previous even
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  • Holism 2 of 10
    Holism
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  • Reductionism 3 of 10
    Reductionism
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  • Realism 4 of 10
    Realism
    Reality exists independently of observers. In ethics, moral realism takes the view that there are objective moral values. Representative realism claims that humans cannot perceive the external world directly.
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  • Dogma 5 of 10
    Dogma
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  • Humanism 6 of 10
    Humanism
    Human being can lead happy and functional lives, and are capable of being ethical and moral, without religion or dogma. Life stance emphasises the unique responsibility facing humanity and the ethical consequences of human decisions.
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  • Rationalism 7 of 10
    Rationalism
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  • Existentialism 8 of 10
    Existentialism
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  • Utilitarianism 9 of 10
    Utilitarianism
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  • Scepticism 10 of 10
    Scepticism
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[via io9]

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