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Our Unthinkable Situation, beyond Nihilism

In Roy Scranton's outstanding piece, We’re Doomed. Now What?, philosophy is a gritty life-and-death struggle, not obtuse ivory-tower hand w…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 23
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

I just got started reading it but many of you should if you like the idea of truth, reality and atheism.   Rodney

Started by Rodney A Sayre

3 Sep 4, 2013
Reply by JP Carey

The Masochist's Wager

I came up with this a while back and figured I would share. This is my personal counter to Pascal's wager. Sure the Atheist's wager would s…

Started by Nathaniel Summers

1 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Steph S.

Epicureanism: a Secular Doctrine for Happiness

January 2014 saw the inaugural issue of the Society of Friends of Epicurus’ newsletter, titled Happy 20th. SFE is the first contemporary at…

Started by Hiram

0 Dec 24, 2012

Can You Imagine Nothing?

So, at my job today, cleaning carpets, staring at the floor and contemplating the universe again...  I'm fascinated with these questions.…

Started by JP Carey

3 Dec 1, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Living the Examined Life

I encourage each of you to try living an "examined life". In the Apology, Plato's Socrates says "the unexamined life is not worth living",…

Started by JP Carey

1 Dec 1, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Name of philosophy author...?

Hey, can someone tell me if they know the name of the author which believes in selfishness. He wrote a book about it. My philosophy teacher…

Started by LeaT

2 Jul 15, 2012
Reply by Harrison Holmes

Libertarianism, Self-Reliance, the Born Again Movement, and Drug Addiction

Libertarianism, Self-Reliance, the Born Again Movement, and Drug Addiction I had a discussion with a friend about an out of state organizat…

Started by Becoming Other

0 Mar 21, 2012

Teaching Philosophy (and Justice) in Brazil   Hopefully the link works. An interesting story of how B…

Started by Jedi Wanderer

0 Feb 10, 2012

Was Socrates Mentally Ill?

My video:  "Socrates: Mentally Ill Mystic?" for Philosophy Day.

Started by Mark D. Zima

0 Nov 17, 2011


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