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    Atheism != Naturalism

    I shall first define here what I mean by "naturalism". #1 - The ontological thesis that the natural world exhausts all reality. #2 - The metaphilosophical thesis that the larger body of philosophical questions are tractable through the methods of empirical science. There is an...
    Madej Madej 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    Sophie's World Became Mine!

    Since I've read Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder five years ago, I've been hooked on philosophy...I've always perceived my thought patterns to hold a certain propensity towards philosophical thinking, but this book just pushed the snowball down the proverbial edge.
    dawkirst dawkirst 19-21, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2007

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    Recreating my perspective

    while shape shifting at night.
    reunited78 reunited78 26-30, F 2 Responses May 24

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    Brief Analysis: The Moral Argument For The Existence Of God

    Firstly, there is an inherently obfuscating notion of ‘objectivity’ being employed when certain theists employ the moral argument for the existence of God. Secondly, I believe that the distinction between moral ontology and moral epistemology is consistently muddled in such...
    Madej Madej 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    A Philosophy Of Life

    A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was...
    KinkyJerseyCpl KinkyJerseyCpl 46-50 2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    The limits of perception are always astray on

    the abyss of perspective and the conviction of such in its acceptance of an unceasing, gorgeous, streaming cocktail of sensory stimuli, "unequivocally" or so perceive by many as the very definition of truth. Ironically the myopic acceptance of such “truth” presents a...
    Tristishominis Tristishominis 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Awkward Conversationalist

    Does anyone else feel perfectly comfortable discussing deep philosophy with total strangers, for hours at a time but find it impossible to make small talk or "get to know" someone? Sigh. Is it being a nerd or is it just that I don't understand language as recreation but as a tool...
    kangaroospy kangaroospy 22-25 May 30, 2012

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    The Greatest Philosophers

    Here are some great philosophers ; Karl Marx considered the Father of Communism and is one of the fathers of Economics. He most famous work is Capital a Critique of Capitalism and The Communist Manifesto which he wrote along with Friedrich Engels. Friedrich Nietzsche whose...
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Sometimes I feel as if life is more

    predetermined than predestined. Does anyone have any ideas about this ?
    reunited78 reunited78 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    :)

    yep! i loveee philosophy...im a HUGE fan of rush and the band just SCREAMS philosophy and all that stuff .....my mom has books on AYN rand. ive never read them but now a bit of what objectivism is but well im SURE there is aloooot more to it then this......hmmmm anyways i find...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Sophie's World - By Jostein Gaardner

    This is the book to read if you love philosophy.  I haven't read it all yet because I'm trying to digest it slowly.  It's not a very easy read but certainly great for those  interested in philosophy.
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    It Is What Makes Us Humans

    Philosophy is thinking. Thinking about life, causes, purposes, possibilities. It is how we make sense of the world and of ourselves. Without it we are blind, merely reacting to our surrounding, like animals. Philosophy is not about reading what other philosophers have said, but...
    InMyLife InMyLife 22-25, M Jan 14, 2012

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    Movie Quote - Yvonne - Munich

    Marcuse says Hegel's "Philosophy of Right" does not assign a moral category to "wrong". Free will inevitably causes wrong. That's written by Marx. The blind anarchy of capitalism. You have to be prepared to reconsider right and wrong. Because basically those are just terms...
    yanene yanene 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2012

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    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 our set boundaries, is what people call crazy. We call it Philosophy, Socrates suffered from it. No no not his court dates and...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 1 Response Jul 22

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    I heard a thought in my head.

    Life is like a custody battle between a husband and a wife in the middle of a divorce. In their first season of Passion, Mother Nature and Father Mind conceived a child - Spirit. As soon as the child came forth, passion lost they decided to part ways. But both loved their...
    elektricfeather elektricfeather 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    My New Fascination

    Philosophy is so fascinating. I have chosen it as a subject at school and many people looked at me like, "whats the use of such a thing", but I find it so much more interesting than economics or French or anything. I have always been a thinker. When I was little I used...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    I need advice. My friend has been talking to a

    guy who hAs a family. The girlfriend confronted her via social media. Should she stop talking to him. Plus she works with him.
    reunited78 reunited78 26-30, F 1 Response May 1

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    Here we are in this world.

    Never asking to exist, since something has to exist first before it can 'ask' for anything. Forced to adapt to the world's standards in order to survive. Humans. We talk about what we see, smell, taste, hear, and feel. We talk about what we want or desire. We tell people what to...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    No To Paradox. . . Yes To Musings.

    Philosophy could be entertaining. It gives you a free pass to be an observer and to be more of a humorist with a bit of sarcasms keeping up with life's turns, and ups and downs. It keeps your mind away from being idle, and sometimes it lets you act from what is expected or what...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    A little something from me A human life is a

    beautiful thing, we have the ability to convey our thoughts to one another so why use this beautiful gift to spread hate? A life is PRICELESS for if we didn't have life how could you ever put a value on something like paper money?
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M Dec 31, 2013

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    Instead of typing some well chosen Nietzche

    quote, instead i shall elaborate why Philosophy is so interesting Philosophy covers so many topics in such a well structured, rational and intelligent way, every topic always gets me thinking hard and long, but i love what others bring to the table during a discussion. I'm very...
    LocalPedestrian LocalPedestrian 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Hope This Makes Some of You Mad

           “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 6 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    The Knowledge of Causes

    I have always been a fan of philosophical inquiry. Wisdom is a worthy thing to pursue.
    Kashi Kashi 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    I Like To Write About Philosophy, But I Find It Hard To Do.

    There is no technique, or recipe, or set of guidelines for writing an essay in philosophy. — That statement might not appear very helpful. To the beginner, the very idea of a philosophy essay seems mysterious, and the prospect of having to write one quite intimidating. Any...
    powermike powermike 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    Diogenes Was Amazing :)

    Diogenes is definitely one of my favourite philosophers to have lived :)
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    For the love of reason.

    . Philosophy is a fools gold in our society.
    Thisoneman Thisoneman 31-35, M Mar 26

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    It All Starts With Socrates

    I was introduced to philosophy by my farther when I was 13 years old, he read Apology by Plato, after that I read all of Plato's early work, most of which isn't all that interesting, until you come to "Euthyphro", first of all it shows Socrates' character (a passive aggressive...
    magistermaximus magistermaximus 26-30, M May 19, 2013

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    The enthusiasm with which people rush to

    demonstrate their understanding of obscure nomenclature leaves me vexed. It is distasteful, not merely because it is esoteric and digestible solely by a privileged few, but because it is language very carefully used within only those social contexts that render it...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Charles Schulz Philosophy Applause dies.

    Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care. "Don't worry about...
    thelivingdoll9 thelivingdoll9 18-21, F Jan 12

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    East And West

    Religions, cultures and philosophies can be separated into two distinct groups i.e. eastern and western. In simplistic terms, the difference between these two groups is that western ideologies are linear and place their emphasis on progress, whereas eastern ideologies are...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    The Lazy Rabbit...

    Native American Legends [Ableegumooch, The Lazy Rabbit] An Algonquin Legend In the Old Time, Ableegumooch the rabbit was Glooscap's forest guide, and helped wayfarers lost in the woods. However, as time went on, the people and animals learned to find their own way in the...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2011

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    My Mind Is A Philosophical Mind****

    But I can't properly express what's going on in there. Not in words anyway. I think many people are like this to some extent though, because I've heard that humans spend only 7% of their communication on words. That leaves 93% to body language!
    LawlessTranquility LawlessTranquility 26-30, M Apr 9, 2013

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    Philosophy This

    Why do people chose not to read on all the great philosophers? Because there are video games to play or the boob tube, right? Yes... I admit that life can make us lazy so I invested in audio books on philosophers! It's great! You have Aristotle to Plato & then some! From open...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69 36-40, F 6 Responses May 14, 2013

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    As a upcoming and aspiring philosopher I google

    random **** and everyone I've ever come across From the music I listen to all the way to random questions and thoughts I always find myself googling something After recently discovering one of my past idols (Left Eye from tlc) was a believer in numerology I googled it And...
    YungPocahontas YungPocahontas 13-15, F Jun 5

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    I Love Philosophy.

    I would have to say my most favorite philosopher would have to be Confucius. His idea of the figure'in out the present before dealing with the beyond speaks to me. I love his philosophy of the sages kind of like the golden rule: do on to others as you like to have them do on...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Just Began 15 New Groups @ The Theme, "i Love ...... So Much, I ......." - Inc Philosophy

    Written on August 17th, 2012 I Just Began 15 New Groups @ the theme, "I Love ..... So Much, I ......." - INC PHILOSOPHY Hit my name or icon Scroll down profile, scanning left hand column Hit Groups Or EP search, "I Love ............ So Much, I ............" Gym .. Books...
    ShyButCreativeSexyGuy ShyButCreativeSexyGuy 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2012

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    Worked Up 0ver Nothing

      There is so much I have to say. So much I can tell you that you don't see. It drives me insane how I wish to tell you and the words begin to formulate and then how the problems begin to pile. So that as I order them they fumble into every place and crevice of thought until...
    JulzDaveta JulzDaveta 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    The Consolations Of Philosophy

    This passage was something that i read a year ago in the book. The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton. I like this book a lot because it tries to relate philosophy to everyday life. 'To look at those thinkers who have sought to be not clever or paradoxical, but...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    I've always had so many unanswered questions

    and never knew if it was normal to have all these absurd thoughts, but then out of interest I found out that this was all to do with philosophy and finding the answers to them unanswered questions that some people may think about during their every day lives. I can safely say...
    salicaria salicaria 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    An Examination of Eastern Philosophical Ethics

    and New Age Morality Many people today believe that there are "many ways to God." Or in another sense "Many Ways to Truth" and that knowledge is subjective. Yet I would have to disagree. I would contend that both of these are unnecessary presuppositions. Forgive me for trying to...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Dec 13, 2013

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    Human Nature: Progress and Appreciation(a Very Long Read)

      It’s not perfect; there are some contradictions and idle sentences, but I would like to hear (read) what you think. Please comment!!!   Seeing something beautiful and devoting your time to admiring it. Is finding beauty in the simple things really such a...
    Issac95 Issac95 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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    ART

    A graffiti artist and a web designer met at a bar. The web designer asks the graffiti artist, "How did you become so famous?" The graffiti artist says, "Because everyone see's what I paint on miles long trains, over and over and over." The web designer artist says, "I paint over...
    AndThatsTaken AndThatsTaken 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Don't Read It

    But I am always thinking about it, who I am, those around me, and the world we live in.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 18, 2013

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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...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    i love philosophy for the simple fact that i say things like this. The perfect being ? There's no such thing as perfect in this world. Now that may sound Cliche , but it is the...
    Imadesk Imadesk 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    Between my 8th grade and freshman years of high school, I took an online class called "philosophy and pop culture." It taught basic theories and principles of philosophy as well as...
    WhimsicalWerd WhimsicalWerd 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I am a philosophy fan boy. I read it to relax and to escape the mundane and trivial thing I often have to do for work or family. I love reading Daniel Dennett and other analytic...
    Screenwriter66 Screenwriter66 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I'm anxious. I am not as depending on SketchUp as an architectural designer as I was, and i have become associated with some "rival" apps to Nearly a similar extent. But...
    Emile232 Emile232 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm going to be a philosophy major in college. If anyone will care to share his or her personal experience on the subject, please message me. I'll like to hear from you.
    cricketfly cricketfly 18-21, M Aug 3

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