Falling in love with the Absurd!

Month: March 2017

Falling in love with the Absurd!

Falling in love with the Absurd!

Hot on the heels of my Article called ‘Happy Nihilism’ first published in the West Wales Chronicle and now on ‘The Standup Philosophers’ site I accidentally found a branch of philosophical thought called ‘Absurdism’. I admit I’d vaguely heard of it before but didn’t pay any attention to it as the whole subject of philosophy is a rather wide church. As it says in the bible ‘In my father’s house there are many mansions’ or something like that, philosophy is no different.  It’s only natural to swim through it’s vast ocean of rational thought and occasionally encounter something you haven’t

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The Trump Card of Modern Nihilism – Entropy

The Trump Card of Modern Nihilism – Entropy

If you’re reading this, audio isn’t supported.   Entropy is as fundamental a law of physics as the fundamental forces of nature, that being: Strong and Weak Nuclear forces, Electromagnetism and Gravity. It is the motive force that drives the arrow of time. Viewing entropy from a different angle I would say that entropy is the interplay between matter and energy, matter cannot be effected and therefore disordered without energy, the real prime mover of motion and change and vice-versa energy needs matter to act upon so its effects can be manifested in reality. This article, as a philosophical commentary,

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What are you really?

What are you really?

As a dualist, I see the divide in the universe as being one of mind vs matter not matter vs energy or antimatter vs matter or any other readily observable polarity we can examine, measure or imagine. It’s obvious, mind versus matter, your mind versus the rest of the universe, but what exactly is mind? What are we really talking about when we discuss terms like ‘mind,’ ‘consciousness,’ or ‘awareness’. To understand this clearly and properly we need to look at how our minds understand the universe around us and what really happens when we are thinking, feeling or imagining

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