What is the point of studying philosophy?
And what is philosophy, anyway? Isn't it just a bunch of crazy people who think that reality doesn't exist and we can't know for sure whether we are conscious? Moreover, since there are many competing philosophies out there, is there some way to actually determine the truth, or does one's life philosophy always end up being just a matter of opinion?
In this engaging, informative, and often lively book, Tom Blackstone seeks to answer these as well as many more important philosophical questions. Drawing upon its history from Ancient Greece to modern times and through an analysis of its central questions, Blackstone argues that philosophy can provide us with objective knowledge of the truth and is of vital importance to human life.
Philosophy: What It Is and Why We Need It Includes:
Philosophy and Religion: How human beings first created religion to make sense of the world around them. Why religion was so valuable in ancient times and yet ...
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Clusters of small holes present no obvious danger, yet they induce a primal fear reserved for snakes and death. A recent study only augments the mystery, raising more questions than it answers. Trypophobia is a discovery, not an illness, an encounter with terrible wisdom, the first step on a convoluted path to some dark enlightenment. Found so often in nature, object of apprehension and meditation throughout the ages, this pattern is a symbolic code. Some Call It Trypophobia deciphers it and reckons with the message.
Everyday life is more terrifying and bizarre than vampires or zombies. A potent narcotic called Routine numbs you from its primordial strangeness. The essay and stories in this collection peel away the thick callus of familiarity, revealing the world in all its raw horror.
Join the Sentinels of the Chandelier. The idea that enlightenment requires a seated posture of meditation is wishful thinking. Accessing the Chandelier of Consciousness, the transcendent mind of ...
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TRUMP, THE MARTIAL ARTIST - Verbal violence. Rich color images, memes, quotes, strategies -- all the verbal martial arts moves -- chakra energy center targeting -- the most vicious verbal strikes. Unbeatable. Observe how Donald Trump used his verbal martial arts mastery to defeat his hapless and helpless enemies to become President of The United States.
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"Don't let insecure thoughts ruin something amazing."
If you want to remove any negative feelings from your relationship and build an inner serenity for you and your partner, this guide could be what you are looking for.
Feeling insecure in a relationship is very hard to handle emotion, but, be in this situation is more common than we can think. In the beginning, we don't understand how much this can affects our life, but then, the voice in our mind starts asking many questions about ourselves, our partner, and our relationship:
- What is wrong with me?
- Is my partner still in love with me?
- I can't live without him/her
- Does he/she understand my feelings?
- Is it normal to have this pressure and anxiety?
Do you ever felt like that? If so, you've probably noticed how this has consequences in your life.
Sometimes it could start with conflicts and communication problems, leading to a sentiment of jealousy and fear of abandonment, creating anxiety or lack of personal space. ...
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One of the responsibilities we have to each other is to share stories that provide comfort, encouragement, and hope. To do that we often have to humble ourselves and to even reveal things about ourselves that might be embarrassing. I especially think that young people need to know that their elders were not perfect, were not saints, made numerous mistakes, and often found themselves stranded, abandoned, out-of-control, and destitute. In the course of a lifetime we can choose to either acknowledge God's presence and role in our lives or we can claim that we are "self-made." I reject the whole "self-made" assessment of our own accomplishments and choose to acknowledge God's presence throughout my life.I am, in no way, a biblical scholar. But I am an observer of life. In my very short book, "Never Despair, God Is Always There," I share stories of my own, and stories of others who responded to a blog post I made, that I believe illustrate God's presence, God's mercy, God's love, God's ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 108 Pages (1,458 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020