British calendar, 1851, Metropolitan Museum of Art There are many thoughts that pass through my mind in the course of a day or week. Many necessitate a book-length analysis to do justice to them, but that I won’t do! Instead, let me briefly mention a few of the things that I have recently pondered.
What does it take for a person to persist from moment to moment—for the same person to exist at different moments?
I had a conversation today a friend who claimed that “social media creates a false sense of connection and drives us further apart.”
What is Personal Ethical Relativism? If morality is not relative to culture, as we discussed in yesterday’s post, might it be relative to a person’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, opinions, desires, wants, etc.? Personal relativism is a theory that holds that moral judgments are relative to, conditioned by, or dependent upon, individuals. This theory has ancient roots, … Continue reading Personal Moral Relativism
A Treatise Of Human Nature by David Hume The problem – Is a person the kind of thing that can die on earth and be alive somewhere else? To understand this consider a thought experiment. If we make a perfect copy of you—complete with your thoughts and memories—is that copy really you or just a duplicate?