Browsing All Posts filed under »Philosophy«

Turn on, tune in, and wonder at it all: self-awareness is pretty damned special

August 29, 2017

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The simple fact of a self-aware existence is in itself so remarkable and so fleeting that almost any moment of it can be cherished for its own sake.

An utterly mundane conclusion

July 23, 2017

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Life really is pretty simple.

Mea culpa: a confession from one of last year’s men

April 8, 2017

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I’m thankful I am introvert. Like a beast with its horn, I have torn every idea that has reached out for me.

Go home, Philosophy. Evolution has got this.

March 28, 2016

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Evolution answers – in broad terms – almost all the fundamental questions of philosophy.

As Insignificant As A Star: The Brief Light of Consciousness

March 13, 2016

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Sagan’s claim about the specialness of humans, however, like all such claims, does not make much sense.

No Reason, No Cry: Determinism May Be Good For Your Health

February 22, 2016

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To put it bluntly, without free will, we must discard any notion of human reason, which presumes we can freely will our way in and out of beliefs or anything else about which we might reason.

Between Laissez-Faire and The Rule of Law: What is the Politics of Your Relationship?

August 18, 2014

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The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.