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Heidegger's Being and Time (Part II: Dasein)

In the last Heidegger post, I promised I’d address why Heidegger thinks that dualism (the mind-body problem) is predicated on a huge mistake that has carried through the whole history of Western philosophy. 748 more words

The Meaning of Life...

…is Ours to Choose

Our basic choice is to determine the meaning of our life. Specifically, we must choose whether to accept the default mode of being in the world and allow external forces to assign meaning to our life, or to assume that responsibility for ourselves. 914 more words

Philosophy

Empty Your Cup, then Wake Up

I have heard:

Once the great Japanese Master Nan-in gave audience to a Western professor of philosophy. Serving tea, Nan-in filled his visitor’s cup and kept on pouring.

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Buddhism

STANDING BEFORE A GOD: OUR SYSTEM-SUBJECT PARADOX

Our relationship with the spiritual is also paradoxical. Whilst we seem to be destined to be searching for some kind of relationship with the without… 723 more words

Philosophy

NEUROSIS: OUR PARODIXICAL REALITY

The power and meaningfulness of paradox is embedded in the unity of its own greatest contradiction: Paradox is something that reveals and conceals at the same time… 398 more words

Philosophy

Psalm 73

Appearances can be deceiving. People may seem to have it all together. Their fame and fortune may be desired. But to whom does their soul belong? 619 more words

Christian