Search for Self as Search for Home

"It might be youth. It might be the reptilian impulses of a species with migration encoded in its DNA. It might be your inferiority complex or the boredom of small-town claustrophobia or the exhibitionist streak you’ve never told anyone about. It might be the hungers of ancestors whose aspirations have sunk into your bones, pushing …

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Spreading the Word: Existentialism

Today I share with you a short video about Existentialism. I think they've managed to capture the main ideas of this philosophical attitude nicely and have presented them in a clear way. We are all after meaning in our lives. And there is absurdity in that. Why? Well, as an existentialist would say - because …

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Spreading the Word: Pillars of Meaning

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a video. It is a 2017 TED talk given by the writer Emily Esfahani Smith. She has studied how people find and create meaning in (and for) their lives, and has come up with a suggestion of the results - she refers to them as …

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Philosophical Essay on Philosophy (Part II)

In the first part of this essay, I explored what philosophy is for me, what is its meaning and value. Now it is time to address one of the most frequent objections to philosophy: namely, that it is something too abstract, too theoretical, impractical, and, therefore, useless. Here we go! Image reference below (1) First, …

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Philosophical Essay on Philosophy (Part I)

Having finished one year`s course in philosophy, here is a question I asked myself last weekend - what is philosophy for me? It is a state of mind and an approach to life, I responded to myself. Having an engaging dialogue with oneself is completely acceptable in philosophy. Deep, broad and well-argued thoughts are welcome. …

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