PHILOSOPHY IN THE MODERN AGE
Interestingly in 2014 during the era of global technology that arguably reduces human interaction the role of philosophy is that much more pronounced. Against the backdrop of economic turmoil and strident human conditions now is when more and more people are bringing philosophy out of the classrooms and removing the esoteric overtones to seek and embrace ideas to guide every day existence.
Philosophy, whether formally adopted or not, lead our actions and guide our lives. We are born with the ability to make up our own minds and to question or accept the reality in which we operate. As we progress through life we begin to question realities or seek approaches to better determine ways to think different or develop a fuller sense of self.
WHAT IS BIOSOPHY
Biosophy is at the crossroads where science and the art of intellectual living meet. It is based on the awareness and practice of spiritual values and ethical-social principles. Biosophy is a modern day approach or philosophy that develops character qualities essential to individual freedom and social harmony.
Dr. Frederick Kettner, inspired by 17th century rationalist and philosopher Baruch Spinoza, originated the unique name: BIOSOPHY by combining the prefix “bio” (connected with live and living things) with the suffix “sophy” (study of). As a cornerstone of the philosophy, Kettner recognized that Spinoza’s unconventional approach to religion without doctrine; politics without persecution; and perhaps most importantly, the freedom associated with the human mind, emotions and behaviors had great relevancy for the modern world.
“Biosophy is the science and art of intelligent living based on the awareness and practice of spiritual values, ethical-social principles and character qualities essential to individual freedom and social harmony.”
-Dr. Frederick Kettner