“In my thirty-three years by his side, I cannot remember ever being ashamed by a single bad action on his part. He was honest, without guile, innocent, infinitely sweet toward others, fierce only toward himself.” ~ Elina Kazantzakis
I have previously expressed my affinity for the thought of the Greek novelist Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 – 1957). I would now like to highlight a few more of his salient ideas. Continue reading The Philosophy of Nikos Kazantzakis
The basic theme of Phil Torres’ book, The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse, is that new technologies threaten the survival of the entire human species. Continue reading Science, Religion and the Apocalypse
Simon Critchley (1960 – ) was born in England and received his Ph.D. from the University of Essex in 1988. He is series moderator and contributor to “The Stone,” a philosophy column in The New York Times. Continue reading Simon Critchley’s: Very Little … Almost Nothing
The good advice (original title: Le bon conseil), by Jean-Baptiste Madou.
Unsolicited Advice as Criticism – Suppose I say: “You should move to Florida!” or “You should quit your job!” or “You eat too much!” or “You hang out with bad people!” In all these cases there is implicit criticism— Continue reading Is Unsolicited Advice Indistinguishable from Criticism?
The Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland, Ohio.
Anyone who reads this blog knows that I think death should be optional. Yet I always encounter resistance when introducing this idea to others. Why is that? There are many reasons. Continue reading Why Do People Fear Immortality?