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"Nature, Mr Allnut, is what we were put in the world to rise above"*...

Questions about what matters, and why, and what exists in the world, are quintessentially philosophical. The answers to many of these questions are informed by how we conceive of ourselves.

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The Holotropic Mind (Book Synopsis)

The Holotropic Mind makes the case for transpersonal psychology in order for the greater future of all people. Grof (1990) gives many examples throughout the book on experiencing non-ordinary states of consciousness and its benefits. 577 more words

Graduate School

Heisenberg part 2: Leibniz, Camus, and Khun (oh my!)

Continuing my commentary on Heisenberg’s Physics and Philosophy (see my previous post for more), I have a few more scattered thoughts to get down. In no particular order: 1,374 more words

Quantum Mechanics

Man is condemned to be free

What is meant here by saying that existence precedes essence? It means first of all, man exists, turns up, appears on the scene, and, only afterwards, defines himself. 126 more words

tomorrow is another day

It was the 15th of August 1988. It was a sunny day.
I was 20 and I didn’t know that my life would have changed at 10.30 am .
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The Sexy Window Cleaner

Much as I wish I could write about a gorgeous human window cleaner, I must disappoint some of you and tell you all about my new gadget. 498 more words

Existentialism

Kierkegaard: Freedom of Choice in Either/Or

Volume 2 of Either/Or is composed of two long, often tedious , meandering, letters from Judge Vilhelm to man of volume 1 (which includes the famous Diary of a Seducer).   1,127 more words