Category Archives: Epistemology

Another Reason why Horoscopes are Crap

You can see the link here, but because there are now 13 constellations (and not 12) that the sun goes through, I have been switched from Aquarius to Capricorn. Or if Wikipedia’s correct, then I’ve been switched from Aquarius to two(!): Sagittarius and Capricorn. Read it … Continue reading

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First-Order and Second-Order Actions

Or maybe this post should be called “First-Order and second-order Thoughts”?  I’m not sure where I’m going with this but this could relate with existentialism, stoicism, action theory, free will vs. determinism, the self and identity, epistemology, and countless others.  … Continue reading

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The Wishful Theist

Daniel Dennett in his book Breaking the Spell has talked about “belief in belief in God.”  What does that mean? People who believe in God are sure that God exists, and they are glad, because they hold God to be … Continue reading

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Being vs. Doing Again: Application in Ethics

I previously posted a blog about Being vs. Doing. It was dealing with how people looked at the world and weather a “being” philosophy has a higher status than a “doing” philosophy, or vice-versa.  I think this would also apply … Continue reading

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Being vs. Doing

“Go out there and be someone.”  This is a line you often hear from parents, teachers, and other peers.  But what does it mean?  People usually mean that you must achieve something in your life and that your very being … Continue reading

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My most Influential Philosophers

I wanted to get a clear view of what philosophers have influenced me the most.  What ideas do I take, and how have they affected me in my life?  Here they are in order: 1.  Arthur Schopenhauer.  He was known … Continue reading

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A Conflict in Hume’s Ethics

Hume has famously said that “Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of the passions.” Later on, he also said, “You cannot get an ‘ought’ from an ‘is.’” Doesn’t the second statement contradict his first statement? Any Hume scholarships … Continue reading

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100 Skills you Should Know

Do you want to know how to get along in the world by skills?  Check it out here. Here’s a sample: Automotive 1. Handle a blowout 2. Drive in snow 3. Check trouble codes 4. Replace fan belt 5. Wax … Continue reading

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“Herd” Believers

When it comes to faith and religion, I agree mainly with Kierkegaard (as was stated in my previous post) but I also agree with Nietzsche as well.  The way I see it, there are three different types of people when … Continue reading

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Professionals vs. Kitch

I met someone new recently.  As with any new people, you ask him/her questions to get to know the person.  So I asked him, “what are you planning to do for a career?”  He said that he was aspiring to … Continue reading

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