Monthly Archives: January 2014

How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test Three: The Extra Life Test)

In part one, I went through Smuts’ article on certain tests on what makes life worth living. I went through Camus’ Suicide Test and showed Smut’s argument on why it fails. In part two, I went through mainly Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence Test … Continue reading

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How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test Two: The Recurrence Test)

In part one, I went through Smuts’ article on certain tests on what makes life worth living. I went through Camus’ Suicide Test and showed Smut’s argument on why it fails. In this post, I’ll look into the second test … Continue reading

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How to Test Whether Life is Worth Living (Test One: The Suicide Test)

The meaning of life has been a huge question in philosophy.  The answers range from gaining knowledge, gaining pleasure, coming to know God and follow his commandments, getting off the cycle of samsara, and self-creation by finding your own meaning.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 12, 2014)

Abortion Vermont introduces a bill affirming a right to an abortion. Animals Dogs can sense magnetic variations of the earth. Economics The Pope recently made comments critiquing capitalism.  The Atlantic has a response by saying the Pope is ignorant about world economics.  Toward the … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 1, 2014)

Feminism Feminism and computer programming languages. Music The band “Pussy Riot” was jailed by Putin.  Now, the members are released by one of the members says that the release is just a publicity stunt:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQVBtjhOxBI Relationships Long distance relationships can work! … Continue reading

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