In the face of so much personal suffering, how are we to understand its nature and ethically orient ourselves with the significance and reality of suffering in mind?
I have noticed that one of the ever-present feelings I have is an intuitive notion of the time of day. Not just for what time it may be, but I have a memory "access point" through the time of day/night that runs cyclically that allows me to recall any feeling I have experienced with significant … Continue reading The Turning Clock
Teleological logic and philosophies are not devoid of value. Yet, they, like these conceptions of value, are not the totality of greatness. It requires living out.
Understanding the individual must include the depth and wealth of experience of individuals, especially their suffering.
A few months ago, I began writing out a series of personal notes and ideas about individuality and individualism that gradually lead to the creation of the following essay. In purpose, this essay is a conceptual matrix of information aimed at the inspiration of ideas. In form, this essay is an analysis of different perspectives … Continue reading On the Concept and Phenomenon of Individuality; Understanding the Individual (part 1/2)
Each and every endeavor, every goal and aspiration seems like nothing more than a pile of sand, feeble and insignificant to the passing winds that would just as soon blow it over than the mounds and piles be made into something magnificent like a mountain teaming with life. Every action pours more and more sand … Continue reading In the Face of Forever, …
It's come to my attention that not only is philosophy somewhat popular among many subcultures in our modern, primarily Western societies, but this popularity has somewhat estranged the general practice and purpose of philosophy from the many theories, perspectives, and philosophers whom are held in some esteem by the members of these subcultures and niche … Continue reading For the Love of Wisdom!: Comments on Practicing Philosophy in Contemporary Times
Despite the fact that racism is clearly immoral and those individuals who are racist are threats to the stability and prosperity of society and all communities and cultures, so long as race is a dominant factor of our social environment, racial conflict will also be with us.
Recently, I've been learning more about the modern political climate in America and the influences of some ideologies that are arguably more pervasive than they are publicly given credit for by mainstream media outlets. I've been on somewhat of an information binge the last few days listening to as many lectures, podcast episodes, and independent … Continue reading Suffering, Angst, and Ought
In my understanding, the phrase "Ignorance is bliss" is somewhat accurate in the sense that one cannot be troubled by problems one is not aware of, but it is inaccurate in the sense that one cannot be delighted in not having to deal with problems outside of one's awareness either. When it comes to our … Continue reading Contemplating Death (to Understand Life)