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I Am Skeptical of God, Not of the External World.

Am I a skeptic? Absolutely — but only when it comes to ridiculous concepts. I am inclined to doubt the existence of the Bloody Mary, the Headless Horseman, and of God. 580 more words

Philosophy

Marriage: An Unenforceable Promise

In “Contract as Promise,” Charles Fried admits that several kinds of promises neither are nor ought to be enforced by law. More specifically, Fried alludes to the institution of marriage, as well as contracts of employment, insurance, and carriage, as the type of promises that should not be enforced by law. 1,643 more words

Philosophy

Pain, Pleasure, and Masochism.

To some, a slap to the face may be a highly unpleasant experience; however, to others, a slap to the face may be a pleasurable experience. 2,118 more words

Philosophy

time travel and the human mind

The human mind produces memories that have similar functions to a time machine.

Although one cannot physically go from the present time to the past or from the present to the future, one is able to recall past events and form future ones. 272 more words

Philosophy

Ray Monk on Philosophy & Biography

Nigel Warburton speaks to the biographer of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and physicist Robert Oppenheimer

Philosophy Bites: “Ray Monk discusses the relationship between philosophy and a philosopher’s life in this interview with Nigel Warburton for the… 57 more words

20th Century

Authenticity and the African Answer

Authenticity and the African Answer

Not quite yet, but, soon, my reason for living in the UK will be coming to an end. As such, we’ve begun to have a look at what comes next – where to go, what to do. 1,316 more words

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