(2) Philosophy & Psychology
Introduction to SCOD Philosophy & Psychology 101
In many ways Philosophy covers psychology, politics, religions, ethics, morality, sciences, and environmentalism. Philosophy is important because it is our attempts to explain patterns of thought and action. As theories, some are proven and some are not. Philosophical theories in Architecture explain how and why we build certain ways, and suggest new ways.
Psychology can help us to modify our thoughts and behaviors to better achieve goals in life. There are various philosophies of psychology, to better suit the diversity of humanity. Even sciences like Psychiatry were developed from the writings and teachings of ancient philosophers and medieval alchemists, so it is from the beginning that our studies should start.
Psychology is a Philosophy that seeks to understand human thoughts and behaviors. If we learn from psychology, we can build architecture better suited for us. Be not afraid. There are some Important Philosophers we can study to self-educate ourselves, to help form our own SCOD communities.
Philosopher Kings & Queens
Asian: Lao Tsu, Sun Tsu, Buddha and Confucius
Hebrew, Christian, and Muslim: Moses, Jesus, Mohammad
Greek: Thales, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, &
Archimedes; Celt: Vercingetorix, Boudicca
Roman: Cicero, Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius (Stoics)
Medieval: King Arthur, Saint Francis, Joan of Arc
Modern: Machiavelli, Francis Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Descartes,
Hegel, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Goethe, Nietzsche, Ghandi,
Marx, Jung, Phenomenology (more in References)
Science: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Einstein
Seven Ancient Sages
The ‘Classical’ philosophies of ancient Greeks are the first on historic record to start asking the most basic yet profound questions of Life, the Universe, and everything. Modern philosophies tend to ask more complex questions about our experiences in Existence, and many of the basic questions are redefined by scientific theories. It is wise to know past examples of thought, although we are capable of coming to many of the same conclusions without having read them, or may have already formulated some similar theories independently. The original Seven Sages of Greece were:
Thales, Pittacus, Periander, Cleobulus, Solon, Bias, Chilon; but for this thesis the 7 chosen Greeks are: Thales, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, & Epicurus.