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A place to exercise reason, deep thought, freethinking, and share research, articles, videos, and a variety of sources pertaining to philosophical concepts. Debate and discussion are open and welcome. Be sure to remain clear, concise, and manage your grammar. Edits should be .. Read more

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Philosophy
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Posted by AlanCliffe
It seems to me that what speech is to writing, acoustic guitar is to electric. The invention of the second thing, in both cases, might have been pragmatic: records need to be kept in order to free up minds and memories, and you need amplification in ...
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Shared from Philosophy & Meaning
May 9May 9

Posted by yvilletom
On meaning. It happened one day in San Francisco, while I was on a jury in city court. At noon the judge called a recess for lunch. In a few minutes two other jurors, both of them men and one of them wearing the garb of a Catholic priest, and I were...
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Shared from General & Hellos
Nov 7, 2021Nov 2021

Posted by kmaz
POLLPoll: Do you think any moral principles implicit and explicit to the Christian Bible have merit and are worth following? Or are they as nonsensical as the metaphysics/cosmology principles? Or is your answer something different? If you do think ...

Poll: What do you think of the moral principles explicit and implicit in the Christian Bible?

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Philosophy
Oct 24, 2021Oct 2021

Posted by Mitch07102
On Solitude, from the always thoughtful Maria Popova of TheMarginalian, formerly BrainPickings. While I have siblings, they are older and I've always thought of myself as an only child. I have never been afflicted with feeling alone. I enjoy my own...
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Shared from General & Hellos
Sep 4, 2021Sep 2021

Posted by BirdMan1
Work with Hope:
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Philosophy
Aug 8, 2021Aug 2021

Posted by yvilletom
Mathematicians Albert Einstein and Kurt Godel chatted, said Boston University philosophy professor Palle Yourgrau, and the “primary result was a powerful argument that if time travel is possible, time itself is not.” Source: Walter Isaacson’s ...
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Philosophy
Mar 27, 2021Mar 2021

Posted by Spongebob
Most of us believe that human life is fundamentally valuable; that it is better to be living than to be dead. This value is derived recursively with respect to other humans – a human is a valuable member of a community. The question of intrinsic ...
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Philosophy
Jan 3, 2021Jan 2021

Posted by Matias
Does the "sacred" also exist for atheists and non-religious people? As I understand the concept, the answer is no. The "Sacred" is that which, so to speak, protrudes into our world from a sphere that transcends the human and natural world; the ...
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Philosophy
Dec 29, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by BirdMan1
I am guessing that some of you have read Pico Iyer. I recently read, and enjoyed his "The Long Road, The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama." One of the chapter headings had a quote that I find wonderful and have adopted it as my e-mail ...
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Dec 27, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by tipi
Hello, Terrafriends. Happy terraseasonal holidays. Thank you for receiving me here. What do you think about a moral/ethical interpretation of the relativity law?( Decoding/reinterpreting one-stone (einstein). The (ethical)...
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Philosophy
Dec 24, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Matias
Let me ask you a question: What do you think of German philosopher Markus Gabriel? In the last few months I have read four books by him, because he is supposedly the most important and original German philosopher of his generation. But my ...
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Philosophy
Dec 3, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Spongebob
The trolley solution
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Shared from General & Hellos
Nov 27, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
As I've aged I have found my embrace of Stoic philosophy to be a useful means to a better, happier, deeper, richer, more fulfilling life. It is even more so in trying times like these. I am sometimes asked about Stoicism, so here's a link to an ...
3 comments
Philosophy
Nov 8, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by William77
Pandemic in the words of Arundhati Roy
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Philosophy
Nov 7, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Wisterious
This may be an age-old question, but I'm new here, so here goes: Is it easier to love or hate, and why?
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Shared from Academic (e.g., Science)
Oct 21, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Wisterious
If you had to choose one word or phrase to summarize what you believe would/will be the fall of our society^ , what would it be? ^society, humanity, Homo sapiens, Earth, etc.
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Philosophy
Oct 15, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by BirdMan1
Say "Happy Birthday!" to Nietzsche:
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Philosophy
Sep 28, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
This aspect of Stoic wisdom is one I've found useful many, many times for offenses big and small. From The Daily Stoic. "The events that happen to us are objective—we can’t help being victimized—but how we feel about them is up to us. We ...
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Philosophy
Sep 10, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by AlanCliffe
As to why so many of the rightist thugs in our day, both with and without executive power, both the Mussolini wannabes of the DJT type and their acolytes, have clothed themselves and their movements in religious garb, it may be useful to consider two...
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Shared from Philosophy & Meaning
Aug 29, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Spongebob
Is existential awareness necessary towards freedom from religion? Once a person is aware of the absurdities of living, that they are but a decaying bag of chemicals governed by the laws of nature, they would realize that their attachment to religion ...
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Philosophy
Aug 26, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by AlanCliffe
Westworld on dvd. Love me some Thandie Newton. The show is, of course, a variation on a theme that has been with us quite a while, going back at least to Frankenstein, maybe to the golem or further: If man creates a being in his own image, thus ...
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Philosophy
Aug 15, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
History of Philosophy Graphic
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Philosophy
Jul 10, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
This is why I am a minimalist, and have been since well before it became a pop-culture thing. It is about more than just having few physical items. From today's Daily Stoic. "Seneca wrote eloquently on how we have “laid waste to your life when ...
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Philosophy
Jul 8, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
Wisdom from The Daily Stoic, something I try to do in my life. I suspect this is true for the members of this group. "No one is saying you’re not smart. No one is saying that you aren’t pretty well-versed in philosophy. You might even be the ...
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Philosophy
Jul 4, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by PandaCat
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