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Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by akui » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:27 am

Why do we exist?
What is existence?
What is the point of anything?
Why?
Does my life really matter outside myself?
Death is inevitable.
We are all alone.
The privileged of freedom is overwhelming.
Ignorance is bliss.
Consciousness is merely a biological process.
Time extends before and after my life.
Purpose are distractions and vice versa.
What's for lunch?
Infinity is incomprehensible.
Help.


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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by SquishPhan » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:26 pm

My thoughts on these topics are very simple. I don’t believe that there is a reason for our existence nor do I think that there is a point to it all. I find that very comforting, but know lots of people don’t.
I think that when you die that is it, there is nothing after it. I don’t believe in heaven or hell or anything like that. And yes the world existed before and it will (hopefully) continue to do so long after I die. Those things are comforting to me for some reason. :shrug:
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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by jhamba » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:01 pm

SquishPhan wrote:My thoughts on these topics are very simple. I don’t believe that there is a reason for our existence nor do I think that there is a point to it all. I find that very comforting, but know lots of people don’t.
I think that when you die that is it, there is nothing after it. I don’t believe in heaven or hell or anything like that. And yes the world existed before and it will (hopefully) continue to do so long after I die. Those things are comforting to me for some reason. :shrug:


kind of same, but for the meaning part, I think if (IF) you want to find meaning to life, it's other people. I'm not even a social person, but I think that doing things for society is a good idea. If I can say that I've made someone happier, or been someone people enjoyed talking to, I think that I have served my purpose in life. (but, ofc I want all the material comforts, but that's not philosophical)
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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by corn flakes » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:51 am

SquishPhan wrote:My thoughts on these topics are very simple. I don’t believe that there is a reason for our existence nor do I think that there is a point to it all. I find that very comforting, but know lots of people don’t.
I think that when you die that is it, there is nothing after it. I don’t believe in heaven or hell or anything like that. And yes the world existed before and it will (hopefully) continue to do so long after I die. Those things are comforting to me for some reason. :shrug:


I also find peace in the notion that this world is a casuality, I don't want to be something after death.Frankly the concept of having an afterlife terrifies me.If there is a point in existence I would think is hapiness, how then everyone finds it is up to them; for me it's also be useful to others, that's part of the reason for my job choice.At the end the my existence is not important in the universe but I can try anyway to do my best to be happy and be of help in my capacity to others.
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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by akui » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:32 am

Seems like we are all nihilists and existentialists here.

I recommend this play list if any of you interested in philosophy theories.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... eyEs70krSb
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... eghBDgmj7X
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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by jhamba » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:16 am

akui wrote:Seems like we are all nihilists and existentialists here.

I recommend this play list if any of you interested in philosophy theories.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... eyEs70krSb
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... eghBDgmj7X


lol, I'd define myself as a solipsist, actually. Nihilism is too pessimistic for me, and existentialism is too optimistic for me.
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Do souls have a gender?

PostPosted by Maraeni » Wed May 25, 2016 8:11 am

Do souls have a gender?

Dear fellow Phandom Members, i know that the discussion about sexuality and gender keeps coming up in forums and on twitter within the phandom, so i know you guys have your thoughts about this in respect to Dan and Phil. Because of this I recently have become more aware of the concept of gender in society and in peoples lives in general. I am a spiritual person, but not a religious one anymore. I have been thinking about a lot of stuff and this one keeps coming back…. Do we as souls have a gender???? What do you think?
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Re: Do souls have a gender?

PostPosted by majitzu » Wed May 25, 2016 8:56 am

Maraeni wrote:Do souls have a gender?

Dear fellow Phandom Members, i know that the discussion about sexuality and gender keeps coming up in forums and on twitter within the phandom, so i know you guys have your thoughts about this in respect to Dan and Phil. Because of this I recently have become more aware of the concept of gender in society and in peoples lives in general. I am a spiritual person, but not a religious one anymore. I have been thinking about a lot of stuff and this one keeps coming back…. Do we as souls have a gender???? What do you think?


I've never thought about that, but now I think that the gender comes from your brain. So maybe souls are genderless. :shrug:

Also the only thing I know is what I'm having for lunch :lol:

I'm catholic, so I believe there is life after dead. But if it is like the bible say and all I would do is contemplate God... well that's gonna be hella boring. Can I have acces to some books an internet there?
I find relief in this concept, because if someone that I love dies I still have the possibility to see them again in the afterlife. But I'm a very rational person to so I know there is a possibility that there is nothing after dead. Anyway I prefer living thinking there is something than not, because if there is really nothing when I die, well... i will never know.

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Re: Do souls have a gender?

PostPosted by spider » Thu May 26, 2016 12:29 am

Gender is a social construction. So it depends on what your definition of a soul is and if it would be affected by social constructions.
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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by daphenaxa » Thu May 26, 2016 4:35 am

I agree I don't think a soul has a gender. As I don't think a soul has an ethnicity or a religion for ex. Those are all social acquisitions.
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Re: Philosophy Thread

PostPosted by greatnessflicker » Mon May 30, 2016 3:39 pm

heeey everyone. i typically don't care much for philosophy but it is so related to my major of English in that lit theory is pretty much philosophy + literature, so I appreciate how I can apply it to literature, and literature is often my way into philosophy.

That said I don't like labels but if I had to describe my beliefs in a few words, I'd say I'm an existentialists or postmodernist with an impulse towards sincerity and meaning (even if that's self/communally constructed)? I just found out about "Alt+Lit" and "meta modernism," which kind of describe my beliefs.

Anyways, I say all this because I stumbled across this cool article. Basically, it talks about how "science" (which I always remind myself is not as often as pure, correct or unbiased as we like to think it is) has pretty much concluded that free will doesn't exist, but that there is a whole host of possible effects associated with that belief that most of us do not want. On an individual level, not believing in free will makes you more likely to indulge in darker impulses and also is associated with poorer work performance life satisfaction. On a macro-scale, it calls into question our entire judicial system. How can we blame someone for a crime if they were supposedly determined to commit it?

The general approach it argues at the end, with a few slight modifications, reminds me of my own beliefs and the attitude of meta modernism.

It also reminded me of when my religion professor told me an apocryphal story of a rabbi, who, when asked if he believed in free will, said, "Yes. I have no choice but to believe in it."
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