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    Been working in an idea I guess that's based on

    unconditional responsibilities. If you acknowledge some if the following to be true then you will inherit a responsibility assuming you are able to make a judgement about its correctness. The first requirement is that you must be aware that your aware The second requirement is...
    HalfLucan HalfLucan 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Ithaca (Constantinos Kavafis - 1911)

    As you set out on the way to Ithaca, wish that the way be long, filled with adventures, filled with knowledge. The Laestrygonians and the Cyclopes, the angry Poseidon - do not fear them: such, on your way, you shall never meet if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Comment To A Misguided Philosophy

    Comment to a Misguided Philosophy My intuition does not stem from my spirituality. It stems from instinct. An instinct that was gained by evolution and centuries of learning the art of self preservation. Intuition is not spiritual in nature. Although it seems to be supernatural...
    JohnnyBean JohnnyBean 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    Logically ~ Illogical

    Bored and mundane is not for me.....My mind is always in high gear.....I love a brain challenge.....Logical or illogical ~~ I'll decide!
    MyoblastNLace MyoblastNLace 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    I Love Philosophy

    Although I am not deep into philosophy, I do feel drawn to it a lot. It's like I become more aware of the world around me. Some people are frighten by philosophical reasonings and voids but I embrace them in a way.
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 7 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    Simple living can be much easier

    than judgment and the definition of correctness.
    justaGeneralization justaGeneralization 13-15, F Feb 16

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    Isn't Life All About Change

    So why do we not embrace and even look forward to change , the challenges offered to us with change can be made to be a dread or a welcomed experience, one to embrace and roll with it.s punches , as for myself I am bored to remain stagnant long, I , being a solutions girl I...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    When Science Meets Sociology, Religion/philosophy

    I just have a new found respect for Richard Dawkins. although I admittedly am not a fan of him and that i may not exactly agree with everything he believes in, I always find his theories as challenging and very enlightening. Anyway here's a documentary about him, science...
    LackofabetterName LackofabetterName 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Happiness - Choice Or Circumstance?

    I know I haven't been active on EP for quite a long while now, but I decided to pop by and share my thoughts once again. In the recent few months, the question has bugged me yet again - is happiness a choice or a circumstance? If we win the lottery, we more often than not feel...
    benthicflare benthicflare 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    Descartes, Kant, Humb,

    Paine, Nietzsche, Jung, Rousseau, Hobbes, Plato, Seneca, Aristotle, Socrates, and plenty of others.
    Solgrid Solgrid 26-30, M Feb 12

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    Introduction, ballad,

    conclusion. Infatuation, romance, friendship. Surface, person, aura. We all possess these qualities which we can choose to express or subdue; keep or banish; offer or force. We see these as "sides" of a person. Be wary of introductions. They are the physical appearance and...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I find it interesting to see people talk about

    love. When its treated as a concept it usually has a fixed value based on its context (I love things, I love her,) but why is it then in relationships then that the value of it has to vary so much. You hear expressions like "I love you more"... What's that meant to mean? also...
    HalfLucan HalfLucan 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I have lived, myself almost 25 years.

    And I can't say I'm the most solidified human being. Who found zen. And I can't say I know what I'm talking about.. So basically I speak true gibberish to everyone on EP. And this is what I've learned in the small life of being 25. .we all end up getting older and we all will...
    D862 D862 22-25, M Nov 30, 2013

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    A Question For You All

    This part is going to be long and winded just so I can get to the question I want to ask. <-necessary words, no part of the question "Why?"
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    Math is but a Vast but Simple First Order Theory

    Technical philosophy has a lot in common with mathematics, via a set of symbolic systems called formal logic. A remarkable fact revealed by formal logic is that nearly all (and maybe ALL) of mathematics can be reduced to a tiny number of primitive notions. A primitive notion is...
    consa consa 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Mysticism—the numinous—takes place beyond

    the limits of knowledge; it is that which happens when the object of our investigation, while being at least partially discernible, mysteriously eludes our grasp whenever we reach out to take it. We can see it, surely—but only to the extent that we know we do not see it in its...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Last String Of Meaning

    I can understand our confusion... We are born and know nothing, and then told who to be. We try to please one side, but if we do, we displease the other side because we can't please them all. We have to adapt to standards we were born into, and held responsible for a life we didn...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    A Philosophical Explanation Of Love

    The word love is something I hear often and yet I ponder what it really means. When a mother says, “I love you,” means something completely different from when you whisper, “I love you,” into you bf/gf’s ear. It has always been my nature to try to have a definition...
    Zealot362 Zealot362 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Antegrade Devolution

    I have always postulated that to question your sanity is proof that you are sane.  Though I have always questioned my sanity, but I have never doubted it. During the last year, I find myself doubting my sanity with increasing frequency.As I have become more attuned with my...
    tiki187 tiki187 36-40, M Aug 11, 2012

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    If any one could give me like an introduction

    to Philosophy, I would greatly appreciate it. It seems extremely interesting, but I don't know exactly what it's all about.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 1

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    Nietzsche: The Idol Of Philosophy?

    I read works of many great philosophers. Among them, Nietzsche has been idolized. Most of Nietzsche's worshipers, who usually claimed to be atheists, will not only consider him a great philosopher, but also an infallible idol and reject any criticism against him. Nietzsche's fans...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    There is no significant distinction between

    action and inaction. There is a linguistic distinction, there is therefore arguably a “moral” distinction, but the fact is that the choice to abstain from an action is still a choice—and with whatever may foreseeably result of that choice we may justly charge the...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where does "good" come from?

    Everything has a way of delivering and receiving. The means by which the things are delivered and received vary greatly; but nevertheless, it's the same process. Cause and effect. Why should "good" be exempt from this process? If it is in fact exempt from the process, then...
    Raf97 Raf97 22-25, M Dec 21, 2013

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    Philosophy (I Never Was Too Good At Coming Up With Titles..)

    Philosophy is an amazing thing... it allows us to expand our world view and that of others; not to mention bringing out a philosophical topic is an almost guaranteed way to begin an intelligent conversation. Most of the topics don't even require that much background knowledge so...
    Dyscordia Dyscordia 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Embrace a world that only exists in our

    imagination.. and in this world the 3 hardest tasks to perform in life is practical, common, and known by all... and these 3 tasks that are so difficult to perform in actuality, in our cynic reality, is simply return love for hate, include the excluded, and to admit that you are...
    Drifter15 Drifter15 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Plato

    Our world  mirrors  Plato’s  allegory of  the  cave  where  people  were  chained  to a cave wall all of there lives. The  only  thing  that  they  were  able  to  experience  was  the  cave  an  its  shadows.  The  cave  dwellers  then  labeled...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    A Beginning Philosopher

    I haven't been into philosophy for many years; there's a club at school that I helped found. I'm not so much interested in the lives of the philosophers, just exploring their ideas. Philosophy and sociology; those are my big interests, excluding music and English. What makes...
    548mitch 548mitch 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    With my tears, go into your isolation,

    my brother. I love him who seeks to create beyond himself, and thus succumbs
    liquescent liquescent 18-21 Apr 5

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    Since last year I read a lot about philosophy,

    ethics, political theory an alternative economy. Nice books by father and son Skidelsky, Fernando Savater and Richard Sennett. Especially since my heart attack in january (luckily without any damage to my heart) I think more often about how short life could be and how precious...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Improving the Mind? Of late,

    I’ve been living in the world of Ethics. It started out as an academic exercise and a bit of autodidacticism, but I’m thinking it might be getting unhealthy. I spend my time thinking of the Virtue of stuff, or the Consequences of my actions, racked with guilt or feelings of...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Apr 13

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    If I were to combine the realism of life

    and the imagination of the human mind what do I get? a idealistic thought? Or just a delusion? Well one fact Is that in our lives we thrive to understand the nature around us and sometimes it's too much for all of us to grasp so we try to use our thoughts and mind to either have...
    Thelogicinme Thelogicinme 18-21, M Dec 8, 2013

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    How Our Machine based Way Of Life Is Not Only Destroying Nature, It Is Also Destroying Us

    This is kinda long, but worth sharing, I thought. (TL; DR? In a society with little time for rest, our sense of self is identified with anxiety and accomplishment instead of our true being.) "We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    I Love You

    I love you more than the EarthI love you more than the skyI love you more than the meaning of life itselfI don't know whyBut I know one thingI will always love you even when I die.
    taco6 taco6 31-35 3 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    Occam's razor Pluralitas non est ponenda

    sine necessitate " The multiple need not be unnecessarily used. " (also written as Ockham's razor from William of Ockham (c. 1287 – 1347), and in Latin lex parsimoniae) is a principle of parsimony, economy, or succinctness used in problem-solving. It states that among...
    Kaddath Kaddath 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    People often times don't realize how easy it is

    to pretend as though someone's not there. You see, the hard part isn't the pretending; it's the waiting. We could go on and on, never speaking to eachother-never wanting to speak to eachother until one person finally says something. But the thing is, they never do. It's so long...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Let me tell you this,

    gaining and losing. there is a balance between positivity and negativity on ones life. There is is always good in bad and bad in good. So the point I'm making is that sometime we gotta lose part of ourselves to gain the sense of values that defines you as a individual, to see...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M Jan 14

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    Cave Analogy

    I love Plato's Cave Analogy! Things aren't always as they seem and you have to be able to not always conform to see the truth.
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    The Allegory Of The Cave

    *Written freshman year of college*The definition of justice can be said to be difficult to pin down. The idea of an eye for an eye, for example, may appeal to some as fair and good, but not to others. As Socrates and the other non-sophists within the book, The Republic, try to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 8, 2012

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    Intrigued By The Love Of Thought

    I think philosophies and philosophers are amazing.  Also, it is amazing to read about the human minds, who can see the universe, and life as something that is bigger than what is right in front of you and be able to think outside of the box, and think abstractly in order to...
    4gotwhereIwas 4gotwhereIwas 26-30 3 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Now, here I am thinking about the natural laws

    of nature and what it does, the conundrum on how things become natural is something of it's own. Now nature itself applies to the human genome, we as humans have natural thinking process , we have emotions, and self judgment on what's in our realm of knowledge, but what is the...
    Thelogicinme Thelogicinme 18-21, M Dec 2, 2013

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    'Philo' refers to love

    and 'sophy' refers to sagacity. I'm really intereated to get introduved to people who share the same eager passion.
    Spleenorideal Spleenorideal 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Lost,can be referred to

    as a state of unascertained where a person know nothing about either externally or internally in their environment.A worrying emotion depending on what one is searching for to go back to where one is familiar with.Sometimes,lost in consciousness may considered far better than...
    VanTienHoven VanTienHoven 18-21, M Feb 22

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    Negativity is the actual motive in ones life,

    every crushing moment you go threw or went threw has made a impact on you, to either change something or recreate a aspect of yourself. How I see it, struggles are one of the best things we can have. I say this in reason of when you hit your lowest point, when you've lost...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Have you ever thought about how humans were

    built for earth, but the earth wasn't built for humans?
    justaGeneralization justaGeneralization 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    There's a buzzing in my head sometimes,

    it's deep and I imagine it travels down my body. It finds solace in the way I look at things. Sometimes I imagine the reasons why this strange happening occurs but after a time it leaves my mind like the dropping leaves from a tree in fall. It soaks as if I were submerged in a...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life .. It's Yours To Live.... Choose Wisely

    Life ... it has so many meetings. All life is valuable. Respect and value your own life, and those around you. When you are busy, stressed or otherwise distracted - do not forget to live. Do not forget to make sure that you leave yourself time to enjoy life. This does not mean...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    The Mysteries of Life

    As a young person, I had philosophical thoughts . Now that I am older (55) and having just learned of my daughter's suicide, I again turn to philosophy to try to understand the meaning of life. I know we cannot prove nor confirm the answers, but it is comforting to ponder...
    sakamato sakamato 51-55, M 7 Responses Mar 3, 2007

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    I think that nothing really matters.

    Why should I take myself personally? I am not responsible for this life. I didn't choose to exist.  I didn't make my body, mind, or this world.  I made nothing.  What part of me is really "me" when I didn't even make myself?  How am I ever making my "own" decisions when I...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Book Club Invite

    EP Sangha member anya1212 commented on my story “The Blossom Pales in Comparison” with: Is our questioning affected by our past experiences and beliefs. Do we question without reasoning or analyzing the immediate situation. Does this not qualify into being "judgemental"? And...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    I want to take Philosophy in school

    as a minor. Thinking about writing a book too lol Maybe a self-help book!
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I don't have the answers.

    But I know that people get confused in this life about what they want, and what they've done, and what they think they should've because of it. Everything they think they are or did, takes hold so hard that it won't let them see what they can be. Wise words. I heard this in...
    liquescent liquescent 18-21 Apr 5

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    Deep within the world lies the unearth secrets

    of the past. We are thought the history that is given to us, yet history itself is a book that is continuing yet unfinished. What we know of history can shift and change, as we go deeper within the confinement of its pages, what did our ancestors know that we don't know?.For me...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    So Many Unhappy, Messed-up People On Ep

    Have you ever taken a general tour of EP and been amazed by the number of unhappy and messed-up people there are on this site. When I say "messed up" I mean confused, mixed up, entangled, overwhelmed by their own lives and life in general. Is it that this site attracts such...
    3d7r5g0 3d7r5g0 61-65, M 6 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    justaGeneralization justaGeneralization 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    God Philosophy

    An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and..... Prof: So you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Prof : Is God good? Student: Sure. Prof: Is God all...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 17 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” - C.S. Lewis, The Four...
    Delanokay Delanokay 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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