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The view from the universe if meaning changes, but also subsists [closed]

I understand that the view from everywhere is a nihilistic problem for philosophers like Nagel (who denies it has authority in question about 'meaning' and life). Our projects just have no meaning ...
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Personal and unviersal existential nihlism

Let's say Alice has logically arrived at existential Nihilism, which is the philosophy that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value (wiki) This carries two claims, Alice's ...
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Was every nihilist philosopher yet unhappy with it?

Let's use a comparison. For this I will show my own views on it: My life is meaningless. I play games for a meaningless joy. I listen jokes for a meaningless laughter. I want to change this world ...
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How does regret work for the people who have lost their memories, by accident or some other reasons? [closed]

The person who has lost his or her memories will have no regrets, then how would he learn the lessons of life? I have asked the same question in Psychology and Neuroscience SE as well. What I am ...
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What analytic philosophy books on the meaning of life are there?

Because almost every book on meaning of life is in continental philosophy or religious.
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Could I please request an introduction to philosophy of pessimism?

Everything from essential texts, interpretations of the absurd, eternal return, interpretations of suicide and religion, and it's influence on the arts. And, I know I am asking a lot, but I'd like to ...
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Is good the absence of evil or is it the other way round?

Is good the absence of evil or is evil the absence of good?What do religions tell us?
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Why is everyone seeking satisfaction?

Is it just me, or why is everyone seeking some kind of personal notion of satisfaction? It seems to be a better life mentality to relish in the cold reality of accepting the inevitable pains of life. ...
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If all of us are going to die one day why should we care about the feelings and emotions of others?

We are taught to care for others' feelings and emotions. We must exercise certain deeds hailed in holy texts. Why do such things matter when we all will die one day?
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Why human die, what is the meaning of life? [closed]

I want to know, why human die? What is the meaning of life? I could die tomorrow. What's the meaning of all these things?
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Why do we associate youth with life, and old with death? [closed]

Also youth is optimistic, but childishness is condoned? Age and experienced should make one wiser and be able to take advantage of life yet it's youth (whom has not really lived yet) that we ...
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Is consciousness the base definition of living?

Humanity is at the advent of making self-aware and hence conscious Artificial Intelligence. What is the limit when we stop calling these "Artificial"? When does a machine take the title of "Living"? ...
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I have trouble formulating how to act rightly at all situations

I know by heart that life has its adversities and that we should act rightly in order to make life beautiful as possible, yet I have trouble formulating it in words, especially since there are some ...
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How to measure the success of a human? [closed]

Okay so media portrays "naive" views on successful people: money, power, good looks. However, in a more holistic way, what features ought to define the success of a human as an animal? I would say ...
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if god is there why is there suffering? [closed]

Whenever I look around myself and see suffering I feel god cannot be real.If god is real then why is there so much suffering and poverty?
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Can Nietzsche's “will to power” make a person's life meaningful?

People seem to find some sort of "meaning" in Nietzsche. My question is, more specifically, can someone's "will to power" make their life meaningful, according to him? Does Nietzsche address anywhere ...
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Is happiness the coherence of belief and feeling?

I was thinking about addiction; I've enjoyed smoking for far too long. Seems to me that the "pleasure" of smoking actually has two aspects: the feeling; and the belief that you're doing the right ...
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Is there a field of study for AI inspired goals for humans?

I'm not very familiar with this kind of formal philosophy discussions so please excuse my unpreciseness. I know that the Artificially intelligent agent we have been putting the most hopes into ...
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Attitudes towards life or philosophies of life [closed]

I've discovered two subsets of the set of all people. I do they think are well defined, meaning that every element in the set of all people can be categorised as belonging to either one of the two ...
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What do Nietzsche's bogeymen say about the meaning of life?

What do Nietzsche's bogeymen say about the meaning of life? Specifically, is it characteristic of his "last men" to be unconcerned whether their happiness is meaningful, or even embrace the ...
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Moral sense theory / Meaning of life

Moral sense theory is as follows in this tip top wiki article. Presumably ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_sense_theory I was just wondering if anyone says anything similar about the particular ...
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What does love mean in the true sense?

I feel love is not just about enjoying each other's company. It's more about caring for the other person and always longing to see them happy. But in this endeavour to see them happy, we tend to get ...
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Classifications of life purposes

Can all life purposes be classified as a mixture of some of the following four areas? Hedonism Making an impact in your physical reality Fulfilling the plan/desire of some supernatural entity (or ...
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Become immortal - blessing or curse? [closed]

This question is really important for understand what's actually matter to us as humans. Having a limited life span is factor by which everyone of us is driven to something (goals/dreams/fulfilling ...
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What is the purpose of life? [mainly for non_believers] [closed]

I am aware this question has been asked quite often here; I wanted to customize the question to a certain context. other questions are also debated when this question is asked: Do we actually exist ...