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Philosophy & Meaning
19 hours ago19h

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
2 days ago2d

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
1 week ago1w

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
1 week ago1w

Posted by SpikeTalon
Bottom line is, actions speak louder than words.
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 week ago1w

Posted by MajesticHero
The world and other things…
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 week ago1w

Posted by MajesticHero
Your…Self…
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 week ago1w

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
1 week ago1w

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
1 week ago1w

Posted by Matias
LINKWhat does it mean to be a "person"? That depends on your culture - Big Think
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

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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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Kutty58
Who believe in this
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by imtiyaz_ex-m
Rule 5 - Delete games from your mobile. It's a electronic device for your success, not to be a sucker.
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Archeus_Lore
The ultimate Turing test would be giving an advanced Artificially Intelligent being power and money . . . To see if it starts abusing the power it has, becomes more greedy, starts invading and bombing other countries, committing mass murder, and ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by AtheistPeace666
POLLWhat kind of philosophy do you side with?

East philosophy or West philosophy

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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by Matias
"The problem is a real one, not a mere intellectual game. Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups—and the electronic ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by bijindoll
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Philosophy & Meaning
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKWhy I, as an Atheist, Am No Longer a Humanist
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by MichaelSanchuk
TRUTH Be Told
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Unity
"This is a man's world, but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl"
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Matias
Every society can be described as a struggle for power among several groups (example: the bourgeoisie against the proletariat in Marxist theory). In many cases, especially in democratic societies, there is a majority holding the key positions of ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by SpikeTalon
Since there are some folks on this site who for reasons unknown cannot take some dark humor well and in the process jump to conclusions and start in with the fingerpointing, I'm reposting the image below. Sarcastic/cruel/and or dark humor is hardly ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Archeus_Lore
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." . "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." . "Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Jolanta
If you want something you never had, you have to do something you never done. Thomas Jefferson
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by FrostyJim
He has a point...
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Philosophy & Meaning
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Word
Agnosticism is another way to prove the statement illogical. Knowledge is a subset of belief being illogical. Agnostic does not hold the existence of gods to be true nor false. So, agnostic has no belief. What does agnostic have? Agnostic...
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by Matias
Is it wrong to pigeonhole people and judge them not according to their personal merits and actions, but according to the label of the pigeonhole? Most people intuitively would say: of course that's wrong. That's what racism, sexism and other -isms ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by cseajay
If you could, would you
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by FvckY0u
Why It's Better to be Single | 4 Reasons
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Philosophy & Meaning
4 weeks ago4w

Posted by Matias
Robert Hughes, in his book "Culture of Complaint", hit the nail on the head (in 1993!) : "The all-pervasive claim to victimhood tops off America's long-cherished culture of therapeutics. To seem strong may only conceal a rickety scaffolding of ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Druvius
Blogging again. "AS FOR SELF-DECEIT, MOST PEOPLE FIND IT AS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL AS AIR.":
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Spinliesel
Another Rumi quote. I like that man, whoever he is.
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by ErichZannIII
nobullies lgbtqia
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Word
Reasoning - the action of thinking about something in a logical, sensible way. Reasoning requires free will to choose. Free will is the capacity of agents to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. Critical thinking - the...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by puff
There has been quite a bit of speculation on how Russia invading Ukraine happened, what led to it. Russian expansionism? NATO expansionism? The 2014 coup and resulting civil war? Who is at fault? A thought occurred to me earlier. Intellectuals ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Matias
It is part of the logic of individualistic modern societies (with a certain tendency toward individual and collective narcissism) to celebrate minorities. Where emancipation and individuality are central values and goals, the minority becomes the ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Lorajay
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Sofabeast
Roe v Wade overturned. I open a debate on the controversial subject of human abortion. Please keep it civil and argue objectively on the subject avoiding social clashes based purely on subjective opinions. The question is not reason why an abortion ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by FvckY0u
I went to the bookstore (Borders) today. It was raining all day and although it's not now the temp is 76 and the humidity is 89%. A good day to stay inside and read. I bought, Seneca, Letters from a Stoic. The philosophy section was just ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by isaiahfzell1990
So being an atheist, one of the most significant things that I struggling with is that since I also have a strong love for learning about different cultures, people, and countries, and I do not believe in any religous/spiritual/supernatural things ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Castlepaloma
What is worse, FEAR or GREED? I pick fear, because when people control their fear they can control mass hysteria, which politics , religion and superrich feed off of, so easily.
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Matias
Our minds manage to distract us from the terrible reality by filling our lives with stories about hopeful goals and encouraging us to strive to achieve them. The ups and downs of that struggle are part of our common history of striving for what we ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by FrostyJim
I didn't know...!
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKNothing Exists But You | The Philosophy of Solipsism
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by mistymoon77
It's a pretty good feeling when this does happen. All about perspective.
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Advin
Islam isn't a religion because this is a Tererism.according to Quran 9:5...Ban the Islam from all non muslim contrys...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Matias
Some of the leading figures of the so-called identitarian right in Europe claim to be no longer racists, but they call themselves "ethno-pluralists". The basic idea of this concept is that there are different races and peoples, and each of them has ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by AtheistPeace666
agnostic is the most rational position to have because both Atheist and religious are more definite positions even though there is no possible way to prove or disprove God for certain.
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by Matias
Nowadays, many, maybe even most of us do not live in the world described by science, but in some kind of "Fantasyland". In his eponymous book, Kurt Andersen describes and explains how we arrived at this point. The pivotal moment, he argues, was the ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by FrostyJim
No kidding...?
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Philosophy & Meaning
1 month ago1m

Posted by puff
We have recognised that people have a right to gender identify outside the biological/ physical attributes. I have seen up to 16 mentioned here alone Just kinda made me smile though with all this talk of abortion ie which ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by towkneed
I was thinking about how I had tried to explain Marx's Theory of Surplus Value to someone once when it occurred to me - the starting point of Marx and communism in general is the absolute opposite of market theory. Market theory starts with price, ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKRebirth | A Shamanic Documentary by David Al-Badri
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by Matias
Some excerpts from the book "Inventing the Individual" by Larry Siedentop "The roots of liberalism were firmly established in the arguments of philosophers and canon lawyers by the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries: belief in a fundamental ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by Ryo1
The definition of being 'COOL'. 😆 Click on the link to see the comic in full size.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by Advin
According to Bible(Book of Genesis):-human thinking test with temptation by god...This is god's technology.....😁😁😁😁😁
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by Anabucerias
“The pathetic thing that grows out of this condition is called faith: in other words, closing one's eyes upon one's self once for all, to avoid suffering the sight of incurable falsehood. People erect a concept of morality, of virtue, of holiness ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 23Jun 23

Posted by Anabucerias
From the arrival of the earliest humans on earth to the present ,God has always been a human invention intendednto control others.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 22Jun 22

Posted by Matias
When modern citizens cease to be religious they do not cease to be moral, they still have the same moral mind and the same moral impulses and needs that they used to channel through religion. They still have the same need for a moral identity, for a ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 21Jun 21

Posted by Matias
Steven Weinberg once said, "With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion." I've read this quote hundreds of times, and I never liked it, because it assumes ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 19Jun 19

Posted by LovinLarge
I hope no one minds if I share this here. I lost my dad last year just before Father's Day. He was 94, a white liberal academic who led a very privileged life and he acknowledged that. He paid significant income tax and was happy to do so. He was...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 18Jun 18

Posted by Matias
What does liberalism mean to you?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 16Jun 16

Posted by skado
Carlisle, Vervaeke, Spinoza, and voluntary necessities. .
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 14Jun 14

Posted by Matias
Christians believe in the miracle of the virgin birth : The Holy Spirit inseminated Mary and she gave birth to Jesus Christ. But many atheists and secular humanists also believe in a sort of miracle: the miracle of the Scientific Revolution and - ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 13Jun 13

Posted by SpikeTalon
Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 13Jun 13

Posted by Beachslim7
POLLI want to know how you lefties explain this one Feminist facing 3 years in prison for saying men can't be lesbians Lets say he was born as a man but identifies as a female lesbian. Since he is a woman, why isnt this statement ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 12Jun 12

Posted by Matias
It is one thing to originate an idea, and it is another thing to live according to this idea. Example: The Founding Fathers deemed it self-evident that all men are created equal, but they did not include black people or women in the category "men"....
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 12Jun 12

Posted by Silver1wun
POLLSaw this and it reminded me of so much more than mere religions.
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 12Jun 12

Posted by Matias
One of my pet ideas is that one can hardly overestimate the hidden influences Christian ideas still have in our Western societies, even among people who call themselves atheists and rarely miss an occasion to rail against Xtians. One prime example is...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 11Jun 11

Posted by MsKathleen
To Have or To Be? and The Art of Being In the mid-1970s, twenty years after his influential treatise on the art of loving and four decades after legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead turned to him for difficult advice, Fromm became interested in ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 10Jun 10

Posted by Jolanta
Paulo Coelho. The Winner Stand Alone. An interesting book with lots to think about.
1 comment
Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 9Jun 9

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKJoshua Knobe - What is Intentionality?
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 9Jun 9

Posted by Advin
The sky according to Islam😁😁😁
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 8Jun 8

Posted by Partyhawk
Our Home is actually in the Milky Way Galaxy, one in a 100+ Billion Galaxies. I've been lately watching a bunch of "The Universe" different documentaries on YouTube. I'm thinking we are no more then a particular Germ inhabiting a grain of sand. I ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 8Jun 8

Posted by Matias
Many atheists don't like it at all, to say the least, when science is called the child of religion. Nevertheless, this metaphor is correct from a purely historical point of view. First, what we call science today was born in a thoroughly religious...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 7Jun 7

Posted by Word
For as long as people have been seeking knowledge, they have sought after and philosophized about the secret or hidden knowledge that has and will always elude the pursuit. However, an understanding of the secret knowledge has been revealed to ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
Jun 1Jun 1

Posted by Matias
Why the Golden Rule is overrated. Whenever I write about morality in this forum, or that a society needs something like a social glue, I am always lectured that this is just religious rubbish, and that the Golden Rule is quite sufficient when it ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 31May 31

Posted by Matias
"We never love anyone. What we love is the idea we have of someone. It’s our own concept – our own selves – that we love. This is true in the whole gamut of love. In sexual love we seek our own pleasure via another body. In non-sexual love, we ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 30May 30

Posted by skado
A little Spinoza for your Memorial Day from Will Durant’s “The Story of Philosophy” published in 1926 “The essential principal of is that the language of the Bible is deliberately metaphorical or ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 30May 30

Posted by Matias
We in the lucky countries of the West now regard our two-century bubble of freedom and affluence as normal and inevitable; it has even been called the "end" of history, in both a temporal and teleological sense. But this new order is an anomaly, it's...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 30May 30

Posted by Julie808
What are your thoughts on the idea of "collective consciousness" as something we absorb not necessarily through religion or formal education but through the shared real world experiences of humanity? By that I mean as told through stories, ideas, ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 29May 29

Posted by Matias
To borrow an expression from novelist Margaret Atwood, I'd say that we are "doomed by hope". Hope drives us to invent new fixes for old messes, which in turn create ever more dangerous messes. Hope elects the politician with the biggest empty ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 28May 28

Posted by puff
When there is more action done regarding restricting access to books in schools when compared with restricting assault firearms, something is severely awry with society.
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 28May 28

Posted by Matias
Question : Is something morally wrong, reprehensible, because individuals , or a whole society, judge it so, or is something intrinsically wrong, no matter what people think? Example: Imagine a world where slavery is ubiquitous and universally ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 27May 27

Posted by MizJ
LINKWabi-sabi
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 26May 26

Posted by skado
Does love exist?
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 24May 24

Posted by Matias
I am not a Conservative (at least not in the American meaning of this word), but I have to acknowledge that this political "tribe" has understood something about politics in general that their opponents and critics seem to have forgotten: that in ...
16 comments
Philosophy & Meaning
May 23May 23

Posted by TheMiddleWay
It's not a perfect rule, but it's as close as we've gotten.
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 22May 22

Posted by Matias
Nowadays it is fashionable to constantly pillory white people and to put Western culture in the dock. The list of charges is long: sexism, racism, imperialism, colonialism, slavery, etc.... Shouldn't we also remember once in a while that most of ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 20May 20

Posted by Archeus_Lore
From Merriam-Webster Dictionary. - - "Karma" - - "The force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence." . I do not...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 19May 19

Posted by William77
found in my twitter timelines....looks intersting
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 18May 18

Posted by callmedubious
While sitting at our breakfast bar this morning, with a coffee, i watched my neighbor walk her dog by our house & had an epiphany: the actual weight of human beings is only about 3 lbs. our brains are what makes us human so, basically, the rest is ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 17May 17

Posted by Matias
Do animals have morality? - - - - No. One may say that they show 'moral behavior', but this would be a kind of behavior that we - the only moral animals on earth! - interpret as 'moral'. Morality is a set of norms, rules, commandments and values. ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 16May 16

Posted by Matias
A thought experiment: Let's imagine a utopian society that wants to abolish all differences between male and female. This society raises children in a completely gender neutral, uni-sex way: same haircut for girls and boys, same clothes, same ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 15May 15

Posted by FvckY0u
I'd like to explore stoicism more in depth. Any comments regarding stoicism?
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 11May 11

Posted by Flyingsaucesir
I think the kids have the moral high ground on this one. And that's not even considering climate change.
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 11May 11

Posted by Matias
Shouldn't those who call themselves humanists protect human life just as bird lovers protect the lives of birds ? They also protect nests containing eggs from which chicks have not yet hatched, because they know that inside those eggs are ...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 10May 10

Posted by FrostyJim
There are many creators on here that may enjoy this video...
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Philosophy & Meaning
May 10May 10

Posted by TheMiddleWay
There's no better example of dogmatic thinking in some atheists.. ... than some atheists' response to their thinking being called dogmatic. 😏
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