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Showing the newest forum posts in all categories as well as posts from your groups.

Philosophy & Meaning
4 days ago4d

Posted by Mcflewster
Debates ad Infinitum
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Philosophy & Meaning
5 days ago5d

Posted by JackPedigo
Nihilism and a philosophical approach to life after death (what about life before life).
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Philosophy & Meaning
6 days ago6d

Posted by Spinliesel
Today is a Remarkable Day: American inventor Joseph Farwell Glidden patented the first commercially successful barbed wire. If you want to see examples of that, I recommend a drive south to north in Texas: barbed wire everywhere, protecting who ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
6 days ago6d

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKReligion & The Modern World - Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 week ago1w

Posted by Mcflewster
PROBLEMS IN PHILOSOPHYhttps://agnostic.com/images/posts/62206_eyhkvpf12t3tf4x _full.jpeg?v=2
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 week ago1w

Posted by redbai
LINKThe lie that invented racism | John Biewen - YouTube
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Ryo1
How the philosophy behind the Japanese art form of kintsugi can help us navigate failure In our 20s and 30s, there can be immense pressure to measure up to the expectations of society, our families, our friends and even those we have for ourselves. ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by thinkwithme
How do you know fake from unverified?
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by towkneed
Holden Caufield always expects the world to be better than it is. I think many people are like that. I am like that. I wonder if religion prevents that with it's focus on an other world.
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by towkneed
Sometimes catatonia seems so luxurious. I'm just wondering about things and I don't know what to do next, how to move, should I put my arm up or down, and I just stand there. After a minute or two my vision starts to loose focus and I think it ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Jolanta
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. Anonymous.
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by GianniJovan98
POLLFinally a born woman that can actually SOMEWHAT relate to a mans struggle. I get that there's mans roll and there's a females roll.

Are there Masculine and Feminine jobs

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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by noworry28
So let's break down this quote. Only half if this quote is true. Why would anyone look for an imaginary super being who supposedly created men. Men created that imaginary God who is credidited with creating men🤔So are the men on earth all Gods who...
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by floWteiuQ
LINKClint Mansell - Together We Will Live Forever - YouTube
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by MerlinZap
Just my two cents.
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by callmedubious
listening to Debussy's claire de lune i was struck by the incongruence of our species, just hours removed in geologic time from apes, being capable of creating something so ethereal. something is going on here light years removed from my capability ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by Castlepaloma
I'm doing a M. Gandhi sculpture right now. Imagine he stopped the British 600 year rule and their cannons by non violent methods. Because one cannot stop murder with murder or violence with violence.
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by FvckY0u
Here's a good topic to pick apart IMO. Square your definition of belief with how that squares with the intuitive person who realizes much of their experience through listening to their intuition heavily.
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKWhy We Believe In Conspiracy Theories with Michael Shermer - YouTube
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by FvckY0u
Here's something I find intriguing. Let's use the higgs boson as an example. Here we have something that in the past mankind wasn't even aware of. Then mankind theorizes it exists. Later mankind discovers it does actually exist. So did the higgs...
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by FvckY0u
Let's talk about sex. Fucking vs love making My thoughts, and don't take them as anything other than my thoughts, are they're 2 different animals. Fucking is something we enjoy while doing it. Love making is something that has lasting effects ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by FvckY0u
Interesting how a post about belief can trigger some folks. Isn't this agnostic.com? Isn't this the philosophy and meaning group? It's not the fact and evidence group. Perhaps someone should create that group. Fact is we all have beliefs and ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Castlepaloma
Kanye West quotes. 1. "I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a "one size fits all" standard for happiness" 2. "If you have the opportunity to play this game called life, you have to appreciate every moment. A lot...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by FvckY0u
I'm going to discuss being dead for a moment.  So at the core without religion having any undue influence on me I believe that there is this human body and then there is this other thing.  It's indescribable.  I'll label it energy.  So when the ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by HockeyAndBeer
I believe in free will again... Gosh... But I am still an Atheist I actually think my Godlessness increased learning about Pol Pot and the Cambodian Genocide and more about the Holocaust... As I turned more Godless my thinking has become more free...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by LuxBear
Clever people are often successful, they are great opportunists who barely miss chances. They are selfish, ruthless and manipulative. You can only win around them when you play their games. They are fantastic users.
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by FrostyJim
Who knew...?
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Robecology
Not a big fan...but "Atheist girl" is making waves on Twitter;
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by of-the-mountain
RIP Robby Coltrane @72
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 13Oct 13

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKCIA Spy Explains Nukes, Wars & Secrets - Andrew Bustamante | Modern Wisdom Podcast 538 - YouTube
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 12Oct 12

Posted by mistymoon77
So many get brain washed simply because they allow cults to take control. Some people are strong minded, others not so much and even the strong ones, it sneaks in when least expected.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 12Oct 12

Posted by FrostyJim
...get woke or die. Okay "be wise or die" ...is that more clear?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 11Oct 11

Posted by mistymoon77
My mantra.. my creed.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 10Oct 10

Posted by floWteiuQ
The sleep of reason begets monsters... Goya
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 8Oct 8

Posted by Aryabrat
Isn't this the most logical and simplistic way to dismiss a fictitious superpower/hero? Or is there anymore way?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 6Oct 6

Posted by HockeyAndBeer
OMG!!! I am a determinism guy now!! FREE WILL IS NOT REAL!!
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 6Oct 6

Posted by JackPedigo
This is a first for me but reading this explained a lot. It’s about the difference between subjective and objective ‘truths.’ For example ”Because the shape of the Sun is independent of us, and because the truth about the shape of the Sun is...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 6Oct 6

Posted by mistymoon77
The answer might be yes to start with.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 6Oct 6

Posted by godfree2
LINKCoffee Chat: Humanist Youth Identity and Interfaith Perspectives, Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 5:00 PM | Meetup
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 5Oct 5

Posted by HockeyAndBeer
POLLTypes of philosophy
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 5Oct 5

Posted by SpikeTalon
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 4Oct 4

Posted by puff
I can think of 2 cases where cancel culture was totally bullying, absolute and "righteous". And them, lo and behold, the cancelled are totally vindicated with hindsight. The first case was John Lydon aka Jonny Rotten. He famously inferred that ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 4Oct 4

Posted by puff
This is what really pisses me off when conflicts are supported to supposedly protect the rule based international world order. Let's look at Yemen. They had a coup in 2014 resulting in civil war. The neighboring country felt it was a security risk ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 4Oct 4

Posted by Lorajay
This is probably duplicate but I couldn't pass it up anyway.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 3Oct 3

Posted by racocn8
APISTEVIST - Extracts: Someone who rejects using faith as a legitimate method to reach conclusions. A person who does not use faith to know things-especially in the religious sense. The Greek terms “pistis” or “pistevo” both describe ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Oct 2Oct 2

Posted by floWteiuQ
"Loneliness is such a drag"
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 29Sep 29

Posted by FrostyJim
You really can't just make this sh!t up...?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 29Sep 29

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKWhy Enlightenment is Overrated (and what to aim for instead) - YouTube
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 28Sep 28

Posted by puff
If the damage to the Nord I & II pipelines can be proved to be caused by a state actor eg a nation state, then that nation needs to be designated a terrorist state and dismantled.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 28Sep 28

Posted by Lorajay
I love this!
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 27Sep 27

Posted by FrostyJim
A very sad time in human history...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 26Sep 26

Posted by laidback1
What's the difference between statists freaks and religious freaks? Only one word makes a difference ...that word is God Statists don't have a God that they call by name ,instead they call it state ,State is their God And religious freaks & ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 23Sep 23

Posted by Avva
Value yourself no matter what happens to you because no matter how money is treated it doesn’t reduce it value
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 23Sep 23

Posted by puff
Posting to aid in the debate over what is socialist exactly? communist/ capitalist? What is democracy? What best describes your country's position on the political spectrum? Australia was definitely a socialist democracy, until we started selling...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 23Sep 23

Posted by godfree2
Check out this Meetup: HAT Presents: Periyaricon22 - International Humanism Conference Humanist Toronto SecularHumanism conference onlineEvents atheism
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 21Sep 21

Posted by MajesticHero
That the universe may be… unbounded, and that none of us has a corner on… TRUTH, are not particularly… wise observations. They may, however point to the fact that the universe is at bottom… a kind of… divine nonsense. (sorry about that. ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 21Sep 21

Posted by MajesticHero
That the universe may be… unbounded, and that none of us has a corner on… the truth, are not particularly… commonsensical observations, but merely point to a cosmos which is at the bottom… a kind of… divine nonsense.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 21Sep 21

Posted by noworry28
He was great
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 21Sep 21

Posted by puff
BIDEN DECLARES PANDEMIC OVER This is a blatant lie from the POTUS The WHO declared a pandemic, only the WHO can declare it is over. And when WHO does declare it over, emergency powers finish for governments around the world. This means emergency ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 21Sep 21

Posted by Lorajay
According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvellous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 20Sep 20

Posted by Word
P and not P were sittings in a tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G ... ok, just being funny there. But, in viewing P and not P. The word Not changes the P. Instead of the word Not, how about the words upside down. So, we have upside down P. Is upsidedown P, ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 18Sep 18

Posted by SpikeTalon
For those of you out there who value your individual rights and have a sense of justice, the following is something you should strongly consider. Not sure which category this would fall under, so just leaving it here. A post I did awhile back on ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 16Sep 16

Posted by Avva
Things happens for reason in life
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 12Sep 12

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKEverything I Like about Religion I Learned from an Atheist - TheHumanist.com
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 12Sep 12

Posted by misstuffy
LINKPensacola mother arrested for allegedly overdosing child so they could 'go to heaven'
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 11Sep 11

Posted by godfree2
Latest Secular humanist declaration 2022
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 9Sep 9

Posted by barjoe
Charles III is the head of the Church of England. Evangelical right and fascist maga call themselves Christian Nationalists. Our constitution is supposed to prevent that. The Founders established this nation as a secular nation. This is not a ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 8Sep 8

Posted by creative51
Ideas from Brights Central Expressing Your Kind of “Worldview” Here at Brights Central, what defines a bright has two parts: (1) naturalistic and (2) worldview. Let’s take a closer look at each word separately The naturalistic part: A ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 6Sep 6

Posted by FrayedBear
I tried hard but just had to share this with you in between rofl's:
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 6Sep 6

Posted by Captain_Feelgood
One has to ask....
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 6Sep 6

Posted by Castlepaloma
Is everyone technically an agnostic? Or is everyone technically an bio organisms, a human being.and individualism first?. Or all above? Whatever beliefs anyone holds is a mix between what they experienced growing up as children and the efforts they ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 5Sep 5

Posted by Captain_Feelgood
Soooo... tell me how he is wrong... 😏
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 5Sep 5

Posted by Captain_Feelgood
Just a little bit of a difference to look at. You have to admit, he does have a point.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 2Sep 2

Posted by antman
Somehow I’ve ended up in a YouTube rabbit hole learning about Taoism. Have you guys found anything interesting I could look into for my next rabbit hole adventure?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 2Sep 2

Posted by Matias
Here's a glimpse on the other side of the liberal coin: A free market ideology that seeks to free individuals from all kinds of constraints in order to maximize their ability to work and to consume. The atomized workers with no commitment to any ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Sep 1Sep 1

Posted by towkneed
Reading about Attention Schema theory and wondering if there's a difference between "subjective" and locally unique.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 31Aug 31

Posted by towkneed
Just discovered Eliminative Materialism and I keep wanting to know more and understand arguments for its validity. Anyone have any opinions?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 31Aug 31

Posted by racocn8
I haven't seen whether the site is continuing, but just in case it doesn't, thanks for 'social' interaction. Good luck to those who have enriched or ennobled my experience, which is what I take as goals. So if a God existed that created the universe...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 28Aug 28

Posted by Matias
There is a general confusion in America about the meaning of terms like "conservative" and "liberal-progressive." Understanding the essential differences between the two sides is not difficult: conservatives and liberals have a very different view ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 25Aug 25

Posted by redbai
LINKYT Girl Trying To Get A BM Canceled | Jenny O - YouTube
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 25Aug 25

Posted by Matias
What is the right side of history?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 24Aug 24

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKJeanette Winterson: Is humanity smart enough to survive itself? | TED Talk
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 23Aug 23

Posted by Sofabeast
I pose a broad question. What is a god? Humans all over the world have gods, but due to cultural differences the design of a god differs markedly. Here are some examples. Some cultures have man-gods and god-men. Physical entities where a person is ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 22Aug 22

Posted by Castlepaloma
Where black slaves mostly shipped to America?. Or were most blacks already here?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 19Aug 19

Posted by Matias
A liberal society is a society in which dominate: the primacy of the isolated, "free and autonomous" individual, the ideology of inevitable progress, the fiction of universal human rights, the obsession with growth (because more and more people are...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 16Aug 16

Posted by Matias
What we call Modernity has old roots. In most respects, it represents a secularisation of ideas and perspectives borrowed from Christian metaphysics, which spread into secular life following a rejection of any transcendent dimension. Actually, one ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 15Aug 15

Posted by TheMiddleWay
My personal contribution to good faith communication is a graceful exit. Instead of leaving the conversation when I'm proven wrong, I will try to admit to that wrongness and thank my person for changing my point of view. Conversely when a ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 15Aug 15

Posted by Matias
The best definition of "modernity" is the following, from one of my intellectual heroes, Alain de Benoist: Modernity designates the political and philosophical movement of the last three centuries of Western history. It is characterised primarily ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 14Aug 14

Posted by TheMiddleWay
LINKWhy religion without belief can still make perfect sense | Psyche Ideas
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 11Aug 11

Posted by Matias
The dark side of liberalism is that its philosophy rejects some important ideas which are required for human self-limitation. It rejected first the idea of a natural order to which humanity is subject, and later the notion of human nature itself ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 8Aug 8

Posted by FvckY0u
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. There's a lot of truth to this. A philosophy I've pretty much adopted on my own later in life. This showed up in my youtube feed and I thought it worthy of sharing. I'm enjoying listening to it.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 6Aug 6

Posted by Matias
"Many elements of what we today call our environmental crisis—climate change, resource depletion, groundwater contamination and scarcity, species extinction—are signs of battles won but a war being lost. Today we are accustomed to arguing that we...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 1Aug 1

Posted by puff
Who remembers the days when the US sought people, apprehending them to bring them to face justice, upholding important principals like trials/ evidence and allowing both sides of the story to be heard in a court before judgment? The days we refused ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 1Aug 1

Posted by SpikeTalon
Bottom line is, actions speak louder than words.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 1Aug 1

Posted by MajesticHero
The world and other things…
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Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 1Aug 1

Posted by MajesticHero
Your…Self…
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jul 30Jul 30

Posted by skado
Consciousness Question: Given what I perceive as a long-standing skepticism of scientific progress in the understanding of consciousness, whether Chomsky has seen any promising shift toward good ideas in this domain. Noam Chomsky says: ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jul 30Jul 30

Posted by dalefvictor
A school of thought states that everything is determined, preordained, and measurable. This rather blunt message for humanity would lead one to think that we are just living the chapters in a book already written. I listen and read to arguments ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jul 30Jul 30

Posted by Matias
LINKWhat does it mean to be a "person"? That depends on your culture - Big Think
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jul 26Jul 26

Posted by TheoryNumber3
“If I had my life to live over... Someone asked me the other day if I had my life to live over would I change anything. My answer was no, but then I thought about it and changed my mind. If I had my life to live over again I would have waxed ...
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