Tag: philosophy

Meaning and death.

The Death of Ivan Ilych seems like the right book to start the new year off discussing – filled as it is with meaning of life questions – the main character discovering (almost) too late that the good things in life are not measured… Continue Reading “Meaning and death.”

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A few notes on Candide.

Since I believe I will be presenting on Candide for class (along with the Book of Job), I am going to confine myself here to some simple notes which will help trigger me when it comes to forming the presentation. Once I actually find… Continue Reading “A few notes on Candide.”

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Hume and Kant with video back-up

I am at a loss with this week’s reading – not that I can’t understand them – but I’m not feeling inspired to write much about them. For the time-being I think I am simply going to post a brief synopsis of both –… Continue Reading “Hume and Kant with video back-up”

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Ohhh, the morality!

This morning before work, I sat in bed with my morning coffee and read through a lecture on Pilgrim’s Progress which confirmed for me some initial thoughts I had upon reading Bunyan’s book – one of the most influential and popular works of literature… Continue Reading “Ohhh, the morality!”

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Irreducible existence.

I’m afraid that my post on Descartes’ Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences (1637) is going to be a bit tangential. And perhaps a bit of a cheat, because I want to focus entirely… Continue Reading “Irreducible existence.”

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