I Like Philosophy

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    I'd like to know what is your answer to this

    question raised by the German philosopher Nietzsche ? " The greatest weight.-- What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and...
    Mo121212 Mo121212
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    How Socratic Dialectic Taught Us Reason It

    has never been about winners and losers. As Socrates shows us, one only needs a willing partner for discovery to understand the world, the nature of abstract concepts. Platonic dialogues were ominously prefaced with ... "We shall see together." Podiums with stagnant positions...
    dezoed dezoed
    1 Response May 1, 2014

    How can you really know

    who you are? I mean, in my opinion, others define you. You are smart compared to most people, but you are dumb compared to geniuses. See what I mean? What you are depends on the standards of the society you live in. In such conditions, how can you truly define yourself?
    Chax94 Chax94
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    Something radically different.

    ..I have an interesting idea for all of the independent thinkers, adventurers, and misfits out there. I started a new blog called "outsider olympics". I have always felt like an outsider, and I don't see it as a bad thing, although I do often wish I could feel a greater sense...
    lesliel33 lesliel33
    26-30, F
    Mar 3, 2016

    Short conversation about free will - I don't

    think free will exists - No, would you jump off a bridge? - Probably not, but if I had a particular mental disorder the chances of me jumping increase significantly.
    LordSathanus LordSathanus
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    i have been reading quite a lot lately,

    lots of Camus, but in truth I have my own philosophy which I live rather than expound.
    Bonhommeg Bonhommeg
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    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
    1 Response Dec 16, 2007

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Apr 11, 2016
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    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    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

    Positive sensations. That is the goal of every

    human on the planet. To experience positive feelings. To feel a positive sensation within themselves. Everything we do goes back to this desire. Why do drug addicts use? Why do monks abstain? Why do driven people work hard, and lazy people not at all? Why do terrorists wage war...
    iShined iShined
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    My favorite philosophy is the infinite monkey

    theorem. If you had a monkey punch keys on a type writer for an I infinite amount of time. eventually he will hit the keys, in exactly the right order, to type out shakespear's Hamlet. Basically, anything that can happen, will happen if repeated enough times.
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    I don't want to encourage suicide,

    but if you do end up committing it because you couldn't tolerate pain and the God of the bible is real, I will try to vouch for you. This in the hopes that you will do the same for me if I do end up in eternal torture for not following a certain dogma and being at times a...
    anon304z anon304z
    22-25, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    I'm more bewildered at myself

    after having so many curious conversations. It's left me with more questions. Knowledge seems to beget sorrow. Perhaps it's my past relating to my future where I'm in a swirl of detached reality enough to escape the present reality of how I see things. What a morbid fantasy I...
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    2 Responses Feb 2, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    Lacan is in bed with two of his former patients.

    “Isn’t this unethical?” they ask him. “No, but it is a bit perverted,” Lacan replies, “considering that I’ve been dead for 35 years.”
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    Feb 2, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 5, 2014

    What are the main reasons a person strives to

    achieve a goal? What motivates people to try something for the first time?
    dylbot787 dylbot787
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    It took me years to understand

    why The Thinker was naked but I still don't know how long it will take to figure out why he sat so uncomfortably...😅
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    Live your life as if today is your last day

    means to me... To exert all your effort till your full extent to get what you want now ... To go with infinite highest possible speed now ... To spread your love as far as you could ever reach now ... While you are still conscious to notice every start and end of your breath bc...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    Feb 13, 2016

    Majoring in philosophy this fall.

    I can't wait for the semester to start!
    shaylii424 shaylii424
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    i wanna study east and west philosophy .

    metaphysical and materialism. everythiiiing xD
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    4 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    “Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearns

    for war… Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something that only humans could do. They’re two sides of the same coin… to protect something… another must be sacrificed." - Madara Uchiha
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    I want to take Philosophy in school

    as a minor. Thinking about writing a book too lol Maybe a self-help book!
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    People see badass words

    and actions as cool behaviors whereas the ones who try to live with high moral values are comparatively looked down upon. And yes, the interesting part is that the modern age girls always fall for THOSE COOLERS. It is an undeniable fact as portrayed in a Tamil song which goes...
    BeTheTransformation BeTheTransformation
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    google: "Pattern Revelation: The Secret Of

    Science, The Secret Of Skill" Sir Karl Popper was the 20th century's preeminent philosopher of science. Now before you all tune out and start watching cats on YouTube, here's why that matters. Science produces knowledge with a precision and clarity that nothing else has ever...
    relevations relevations
    22-25, M
    Oct 29, 2015

    I decided to focus on reading philosophy

    and painting for almost three years now. I don't think I'll ever stop reading it. I used to read Eastern Philosophy but not really deeply. I'm very happy about the decision that I'd made.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    the city said, "Speak to us of Good

    and Evil." And he answered: Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters. You are good...
    Taraxacute Taraxacute
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    Does anyone know this feeling,

    that philosophy is somehow the only topic that is interesting? Everything I like and am interested at is somewhat connected with it. Conversations without information about the way how the conversation partner thinks or insights of the world are uninteresting for me. Honestly, I...
    Evenscelee Evenscelee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    I can ask "What should I do with my life?

    ". In one sense the answer is easy: do whatever I am motivated to do. And it's not like I can do otherwise in any case.
    trent128 trent128
    31-35, M
    Jun 22, 2015
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    Feb 2, 2016

    My mind is an artistic genius,

    that which my hands can not follow, therefore I remain stagnant to the physical world.
    365SunDaze 365SunDaze
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    Presentism is a theory

    where time is defined by the present.. there is no past, and no future.. only the now.. this means you can learn from the last but can never relive it (no time travel lol) and you can only hope for the future because it doesn't exist until you get there... this theory supports...
    Darasi Darasi
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2016

    You, yourself, are the eternal energy

    which appears as this Universe. You didn’t come into this world; you came out of it. Like a wave from the ocean.
    Akaizia Akaizia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016
    MonarchBritIX MonarchBritIX
    26-30, M
    Feb 21, 2016

    A lot of people say Nietzsche

    and Schopenhauer philosophy is depressing. But I have to say they're my two favourite philosophy. Though Nietzsche's life was tragic. I can't help but think of how comforting it is, to know there were people back then that had the same thoughts as you. "To live is to suffer, to...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    When I was young I always ask myself

    and others about what is the meaning of life. Why am I alive? What is my purpose? Now I finally knew what is its meaning and I hope I could change how others see life by sharing it to you all bit.ly/1ReeTK1
    EcstaticAgony EcstaticAgony
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    We are made from the same elements

    that the universe is comprised of. Everything that we make, is made of the same things that we are. Life is just a combination of billions of elements that interact with each other to create energy. This energy is transformed into electric impulses that determine every thought...
    TheAtheistAdvocate TheAtheistAdvocate
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Nov 25, 2014


    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

    Are we bodies that have souls,

    or are we souls that have bodies?
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    5 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    Have you ever noticed how the fire from a

    candle is transferred over to another new candle? In my opinion,that's the example of life continuation from one another/ this life and after life relationship/ continuation of vicious circle ... We bring the essence from one life to another;not the whole candle(body) not that...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016

    Today I'm going to read Thomas Ligotti's The

    Conspiracy Against the Human Race... I'm afraid for my soul and reasoning...
    Cytox Cytox
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    God this group has just turned into a place

    were people can spew quasi-philosophical bullshit and feel smarter than they are.
    rehn65 rehn65
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Apr 11, 2016

    I think of myself as a modern Socrates .

    Old , ugly and annoying to everyone !
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    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015
    sincetheeleven sincetheeleven
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    I just love philosophy

    so much, I Kant explain it! :D
    WanderingThinker114 WanderingThinker114
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015
    BeeMellowChild BeeMellowChild
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    When I was a freshman in college,

    one of my first courses was Introduction to Philosophy. I thoroughly loved that course very much. I thought the professor was to easy in his tests. For an example, if a student in my class attended all of his classes and was happy with their midterm grade then they would not...
    marianne1983 marianne1983
    31-35, F
    Mar 18, 2016

    No cabe en mi cabeza tener sentimientos por una

    amiga tan profundos, que me hacen dudar de que es lo que en realidad siento por ella. Es un sentimiento que penetra mi alma y traspasa mi corazon. Siento celos cuando comparte su amistad con otras personas. Es como que si el brillo que un dia estaba en su mirada cuando me veia...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1
    31-35, M
    Apr 8, 2016

    I bet most of you here know about Plato

    and Nietzsche and a whole bunch of other western philosophers but does anyone know anything about Eastern philosophy? It's actually really interesting and there are many concepts which you can draw parallels with western ones. I want to share what I know with you and hopefully...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 24, 2016

    Have you ever thought

    that life isn't real? That life its like a dream, or just not the real life Have you ever wondered if it's fake.. How would you prove, without a doubt, that we?re not all dreaming .. It could all be one giant dream that we?re living out.. proving that we?re not all in a dream...
    Rwnn Rwnn
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    Greek philosopher Heraclitus calls logos the law

    that rules the eternal flow of things. Nature, life, culture, history, are submitted to this logos. All human laws are fed by one divine law (logos)- Fragment 114. Do you agree that there is just one law for everything?
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    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
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Jun 3, 2010
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