I recently finished a series of posts summarizing a lifetime of thinking on the meaning of life (they begin here if you’re interested.) Continue reading Random Musings
A marble head of Socrates in the Louvre
© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.
Socrates was of humble roots. In Nietzsche’s eyes: He was born of the rabble. His father was a stonemason, his mother was a midwife. Continue reading Summary of Socrates’ Teachings
Sisyphus by Titian, 1549
(This essay by Ms. Sara Jane Wojcik clarifies her previous guest post. Her thoughtful ruminations remind me of E. D. Klemke’s profound essay, “Living Without Appeal.”)
The most basic form of integrity is to accept reality for what it is rather than how we would like it to be. I have always loved science fiction writer Phillip Dick on this when he says, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” Continue reading Against Suicide: Coping with Reality
What does it take for a person to persist from moment to moment—for the same person to exist at different moments? Continue reading Derek Parfit, Personal Identity, and Death