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Any negative or critical philosophical view about life or existence.

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Who was the philosopher whose lectures prompted suicide(s)?

I vaguely remember from the course on the History of Philosophy that a well-known philosopher has once given public lectures, after which some people commited suicides. His point of view given during ...
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Is it possible to argue convincingly against suicide?

My question is more specifically about arguing convincingly against suicide from the perspective of some kind of universal inheritance. We find ourselves existing in the universe. If we accept the ...
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Is there any openly pro-mortalist philosopher?

Pro-mortalism is the rather unpopular view that it would be ethical to kill all humanity instantly and painlessly to prevent further suffering if that was feasible. Sam Harris and David Benatar reject ...
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