Tag Archive: philosophy

Free Will and Destiny

I. Free will and freedom are similar, but different things. Freedom is a state of self-determination that has a lot to do with our relationships with other people. A person is free if they… Continue reading

Apology for an NPC

Everyone is the protagonist of their own life, the hero of their own story, but where do we fit as individuals on the grander scale of things? Two of the most profound influences… Continue reading

Use and Misuse

Abusus non tollit usum. “Misuse does not nullify proper use.” In other words, doing something wrong does not eliminate the potential to do the same thing correctly, but everything sounds better when you… Continue reading

How to Live Forever

The worst part of knowing you’re alive is the knowledge that you’re going to die someday. People in every generation have thought about this, worried about it, and tried to avoid the inevitable… Continue reading

Cosmic Rock, Paper, and Scissors

The number three has had profound influence on human cultures in most times and places. One of the most important groupings of three is that of Mind, Body, and Spirit. These are disparate… Continue reading

Emotions: Fight Fire with Water

Emotions are natural, instinctive states of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.If Reason is what separates us from animals, then emotions are what bring us back together. Sometimes they… Continue reading

Ancient Philosophy and the Origin of the Universe

I. Sometimes our modern understanding of things can be informed by how people long ago thought about the same things. Just because they didn’t have electricity or microscopes doesn’t mean ancient people were… Continue reading

The First to Stand Still and The Origins of Civilization

It is estimated that human beings have been on this planet for around 200,000 years. What we know of history really only begins 10,000 years ago, and even that is sometimes a stretch.… Continue reading

Quantum Mechanics and Enlightenment

Science has always been an attempt to understand the world around us. In this way, it is similar to religion and philosophy. In fact, the first modern scientists were called Natural Philosophers. But… Continue reading

Bad Advice From Philosophers

Philosophy means a love of knowledge. Many of the greatest thinkers in history were philosophers, both knowledgeable and wise. Many of them thought, “If everyone listens to me, then we will all be… Continue reading

Anarchists

Anarchists are misled. The whole point of humanity is to struggle against nature. Anarchy is the natural state of the universe. Even the most perfect systems will eventually give way to entropy, and… Continue reading

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