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The first person who comes to mind is Albert Camus who won the 1957 Nobel prize for literature, and authored many writings which contributed to the ideas in the philosophy known as absurdism. "...refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life, and the human inability to find these with any certainty. The ...


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"The suffering" refers to the objective experience. What Warburton is stating here is that the same objective experience (i.e. what is really happening) can subjectively differ; i.e. two different minds can experience the same situation in dramatically different ways. By "others", the exerpt is referring to "other subjects". The ...


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Of course there is Plato's theory of ideas vs the thoughts & activities of those living inside the cave. As expounded in his many dialogues and epistles, I think that this theory suggest that there is a frame of mind much more comprehensive than the one most of us currently have and live with. But even if this is true, I think that our everyday things &...


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In some of my postings, I mentioned that I was a former History Instructor; I should also add that I taught Geography for many years and focused on areas, such as Historical Geography....and Political Geography or Geopolitics. Your question, at least the way I interpret it, could be answered from a geopolitical perspective-(albeit within the parameters of ...


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The term 'readings' here is a concise way of saying "things one ought to read on this subject to be well-informed". These kinds of books are meant to give general background material on a particular topic area for students and professionals. Usually they contain important or seminal works that establish the worldview of the discipline; as opposed ...


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Authenticity means you should do things for reasons that make sense to you, as an individual, and not just because you're being socially pressured to do those things. Change only if you are persuaded to change, don't change just because someone is pressuring or coercing you to. Does it mean to be what you feel you are by nature (never change), or to be ...


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2. Is it even realistic to think that you will not be influenced/changed by external factors (people, media etc), thus rendering the whole concept of Authenticity/Being Yourself not really possible in the practical sense? You need to make critical judgements on significant external information - whether you sought it or it found you - as to whether it is ...


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It is helpful to read the aphorism from which the quote is coming (Twilight of the Idols, Skirmishes of an Untimely Man, aphorism 26) in full. Let me cite according to the Cambridge Edition (2005): We stop valuing ourselves enough when we communicate. Our true expe­riences are completely taciturn. They could not be communicated even if they wanted to be. ...


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