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I Like Philosophy

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 23

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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 Apr 16

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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 Apr 18

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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F Jun 24

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    Yes I do. Shall I start next the book by Hannah

    Arendt or the book by Martha Nussbaum?
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M Jun 8

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    Having worked all my life,

    got married and acquired commitments along the way, strived towards 'professional development' and spent probably the best years of my life ensuring that the goals of others are achieved. tonight, I find myself lying in bed and thinking that I've reached a crucial point in life...
    Phaedrus1975 Phaedrus1975 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been reading Voltaire.

    I have read a lot of Aristotle, his ethics. I come from Marseille. It was first built as Massalia, a Greek city state. Philosophy should be read by all who come to live here, with history, for a perspective.
    Catspause311 Catspause311 18-21, F Jun 9

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    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M May 6

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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 don't understand why people hate popular kids

    tbh. It's not like every one of them is stuck up and what not. I mean usually the stuck up ones really begin to stand out like a sore thumb after a while. But most of the popular kids I know are popular because they have appealing personalities.
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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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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    WolfForever14 WolfForever14 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    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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    Kintsukuroi is a Japanese art,

    fixing broken pottery with gold. It shows that breakage and repair is history of that object,instead of something to hide and disguise.
    XxxMarkusFromDarknessxxX XxxMarkusFromDarknessxxX 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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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 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I got a D in Philosophy 101 in college.

    .. but I still enjoyed the class and like thinking about different ways that people think and reason.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I do!! I have a philosophy test today.

    .. I'm so nervous... Gash Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant :(
    Jessoka Jessoka 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    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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    I've read quite a bit,

    like Sartre, and De Beauvoir, even Germaine Greer. I'm reading more, gradually. I like how provocative it is.
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I love philosophy because it deals with the

    bigger problems of life. Not the superficial ones that most people deal with. What I love most about philosophy is how it questions everything. "Why?" "How come?" "What?" If I had to pick a branch of philosophy that I liked, I'd have to go with metaphysics. And yes, I've dealt...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 51 mins ago

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    My Bird Philosophy

           It was long ago, 1968 – I was stationed in VietNam. One day as I sat there I saw a little bird acting strangely. Later I figured it was going through a mating ritual. The bird was on the ground, singing. Then it slowly...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 3 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    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...
    zoeb555 zoeb555 22-25, F 1 Response May 1

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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 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    BeeMellowChild BeeMellowChild 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 18

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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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    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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    I always found secrets interesting.

    Why do we enjoy knowing someone's secret? To feel further connected to them? To feel special to them? To attempt to help our friends by hearing them out and know they're not alone? To feel like we have some kind of power over that person? What are your thoughts?
    Equilibrist Equilibrist 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M May 6

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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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    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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    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 Apr 17

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    growing without a mentor

    nor someone to emulate, at early age about 14 i decided to seek in religiuos, novels, stories, and philosophies on how to build my path. Made and continue to make mistakes but I had learned so much that I feel blessed.
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M May 4

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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 2 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Related Experiences

    Philosophy and Religion leads to such a wisdom, that the common man can not understand. The wisdom in which we understand the world regardless of its set parameters. To go beyond...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The important things in life A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large...
    SoundnVision SoundnVision 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 30

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