The following is a formulation of an argument in support of the claim that the right to bodily autonomy necessitates a right to immorality. A brief reasoning for this claim can be found here, in a video excerpt of one of George Carlin's stand-up routines in which he advocates for unlimited rights, stating "I think … Continue reading The Most Disturbing Truth of Reality: The Absence of Moral Law, AKA the Problem of Evil
A Warning for the People of Babel
The effort's nearly gone to waste. Fools made hierophants kings and builders to be breakers. They "first-night"-ed your livelihood and taxed your time on earth. They thought they were building monuments to their gods, but failed to realize their worship was hollow, all good gone to the warship on the morrow. Boiled like frogs between … Continue reading A Warning for the People of Babel
A Synopsis of Human Suffering and Moralizing
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?
The Problem of Purpose: The Attempt to Escape the Duality of Success and Failure
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.
On the Concept and Phenomenon of Individuality; Understanding the Individual (part 1/2)
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)
Suffering, Angst, and Ought
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
Contemplating Death (to Understand Life)
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)
Anarchy as a Metaphysical and Existential Philosophy (NOT a Political Philosophy)
The anarchy is not innately a political ideology, but a metaphysical and existential philosophy with political and social implications. It describes the inescapable, ever effectual, natural state of human social systems.
Your Life is Your Story
I had watched a video this morning by Like Stories of Old (LSOO) on some differences between stories and reality, titled Your Life is Not a Hero's Journey. LSOO is an amazing channel with wonderfully insightful analyses of the significances of modern stories, particularly those in cinema, and their relations to ancient mythological themes and … Continue reading Your Life is Your Story
Persons are Not People
Among all the talk of self-realization and the fulfillment of the individuation process, no one really mentions that it's incredibly odd feeling whole. Assuming that at one time you were incomplete, fractured, and deluded towards your own state of being, and that you were able to reconcile the damage you felt towards yourself and reintegrate … Continue reading Persons are Not People