1 year ago
by AdelleChattre+11 +1
Shahidha Bari on lately reclaiming the existential legacy.
1 year ago
by AdelleChattre+17 +1
We’re still feeling the aftershocks of the existentialist earthquake. Roger Scruton reviews Sarah Bakewell’s ‘At the Existentialist Café.’
10 months ago
by ticktack+13 +1
Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. To examine Camus’ central ideas and views surely one must get back to one of his best works, The Myth of Sisyphus.
9 months ago
by zyery+6 +1
Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists
Imagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of the religion is that all is impermanent and the self is actually an illusion. If there is no self, then why fear the end of the self? To find out if the logic of the Buddhist perspective eliminates existential fear, Shaun Nichols at the University of Arizona and his colleagues surveyed hundreds of monastic Tibetan Buddhists (monks-in-training) in exile in India, as well as lay Tibetans, Tibetan Buddhists from Bhutan, Indian Hindus and American Christians and atheists.
8 months ago
by ckshenn+17 +1
When every day many of us wake up to read about fresh horrors on our fresh horrors device, we might find ourselves contemplating the question as to whether, as Albert Camus supposedly put it, one should kill oneself or have a cup of coffee. If there is any philosopher who is famous for contemplating suicide, it’s Camus who, in a more serious tone, proposed that, “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.”
4 months ago
by AdelleChattre+15 +1
Brian Leiter examines Friedrich Nietzsche's views on what makes life worth living.