E.D. Klemke (1926-2000) taught for more than twenty years at Iowa State University. He was a prolific editor and one of his best known collections is The Meaning of Life: A Reader, first published in 1981. The following summary is of his 1981 essay: “Living Without Appeal: An Affirmative Philosophy of Life.” I find it one of the most profound pieces in the literature. Continue reading Klemke’s, “Living without Appeal”
Viktor Frankl claimed that creative, productive work was one of the three main sources of meaning in human life. Continue reading What Work is Meaningful?
Pursuant to yesterday’s post
about process philosophy, the computer scientist Chris Crawford
has given me permission to publish his marvelous insights about objects and processes in various fields, especially in his field of expertise—computer science.
Continue reading Objects vs. Process in Various Domains
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 – 1947)
© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission)
There is a strong tendency to overlook process and to think we simply live in a world full of separate things. We use nouns, which indicate some kind of stable entities — what in the philosophical tradition have been called “substances.” Continue reading Summary of Process Philosophy
Julian Huxley popularised the term transhumanism in an influential 1957 essay. Continue reading The Transhumanist Wager