Philosophy (299)

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Is consciousness nothing more than a veneer of our biological underpinnings?

I’ve long wondered this question, albeit only from various smaller fragments when I was much, much younger, but I’ve never been able to pre…

Started by Just a Voice

3 8 hours ago
Reply by jay H

Beheadings.

I stayed away from watching any of the ISIS videos.  A few years ago when Nicholas Berg was murdered I allowed myself to watch and the nigh…

Started by Sentient Biped

12 on Sunday
Reply by Sentient Biped

Fundamentalist Epicureanism is now a thing

Six months ago, I created the Facebook group "Epicurean Philosophy" as a replacement for an older group, intended for critical and intellig…

Started by Mequa

15 Oct 12
Reply by Mequa

Neoepicurean Philosophy - new Facebook group

For anyone interested, a new group on Neoepicurean Philosophy has been created on Facebook. Group description: "The term “Neoepicurean Phil…

Started by Mequa

0 Sep 29

My gravesite inscription

“I was not. I have been, I am not. I am so grateful to have participated in life!” A beloved cousin died yesterday and we, at a Johnson/Smi…

Started by Joan Denoo

63 Sep 26
Reply by Joan Denoo

As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?

I was wondering what other people thought about this. I realize we weren't born with a purpose. No creator or "higher calling". But as a…

Started by Steph S.

783 Sep 13
Reply by Mark Panko

Free Will [Sam Harris]

I know this has been discussed before, but I have read Sam Harris' book Free Will and Michael Shermer's book The Believing Brain, and I mus…

Started by Anthony Jordan

358 Aug 14
Reply by prem prakash pandey

Is "Philosophy of Life" Really a Tautology?

As a freshman, I had to apply in person to the dean of philosophy at the liberal arts college where I took my bachelor's degree: the subjec…

Started by James M. Martin

14 Aug 10
Reply by Luara

Secular Meditation & Mindfulness

Have you ever been at a family gathering where everyone in the group sits and waits for others to get a meal together, the tables set, the…

Started by Joan Denoo

0 Aug 1

Weird Shit I Bet You Didn't Know, or if You Did You Never Told Me: No. 1: Marcella Hazan May Be in Hell

The late Marcella Hazan was an acknowledged expert, if not The Expert, on Italian cuisine made American. Her recipe for Ragu Bolognese (not…

Started by James M. Martin

4 Jul 28
Reply by James M. Martin

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