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A worldview and/or coffee-fueled rant

The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but – what is worse – the slave of as many masters as he has vices. 5,922 more words


Knowledge, Celebrity, Narcissism, and the Shattering of The Infinite

There is, by any accounting, too much to think about these days. According to IBM, collective humanity generates 2,500,000,000 gigabytes of data every 24 hours. 998 more words


[44] on Schopenhauer and pessimism

Certain it is that work, worry, labour and trouble, form the lot of almost all men their whole life long. But if all wishes were fulfilled as soon as they arose, how would men occupy their lives?

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Review of The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer

The two volumes of The World as Will and Representation are Schopenhauer’s most important work and his complete philosophy. Surprisingly written in his twenties, this comprehensive work covers all aspects of life and known fields of knowledge to civilisation in the early nineteenth-century; from his critique of Hegel and hailing of Kant to supporting his argument with elements from Buddhism and neuroscience. 982 more words


Some Orwellian Fun (III): An Artless Descent

Intentional Destruction of Moral and Aesthetic Experience?

I think it’s here. Let’s start with the aesthetic, though we’ll keep leaning into talk of morality throughout. 1,042 more words


Your Body Is A Brush

Like so many others, I sometimes find it difficult to look at myself in the mirror. Like so many others, I sometimes react to other people’s bodies with reluctance: why so many of them on this bus, why so tired and sweaty, why do I have to put up with them? 626 more words

The Connection Between Walking and Thinking

I haven’t always been a walker. Where I grew up in America, in a small town in South Carolina, walking was not a normal activity. A town of 30,000 people that was so spread out that there were no schools or stores within walking distance. 1,411 more words