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Three a week: Spirituality

Plenty of people call themselves “spiritual”. Three questions: Question 1: What does it mean to be “spiritual”? I don’t think there is a definitive answer to this question. From what I understand, it generally means that an individual values “higher” … Continue reading

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Three a week: Ideation

Are you responsible for your ideas? Three questions: Question 1: Where do ideas come from? Simple answer: our mind. However, when we look a little closer, that answer doesn’t satisfy. Do you consciously think “I am going to think about … Continue reading

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Three a week: Definitions

Philosophers are boring, always insisting on defining words to death. Three questions: Question 1: Why such insistence on precise definitions? Rather than ask a series of questions related to this broader question, as I normally do, I feel compelled to … Continue reading

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Three a week: the physical world

Everybody seems to be invested in the physical world. Three questions: Question 1: Does the physical world exist? Seems like an easy question to answer. Of course the physical world exists, we interact with it every day. What could be … Continue reading

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Three a week: Justification

People who value truth seek justification for their beliefs. Three questions: Question 1: Is there a method to proper “justification”? Should all justification for a belief rest on empirical evidence? If there is no “tangible” evidence to believe in something, … Continue reading

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Three a week: Entities

Things exist, right? Three questions: Question 1: What makes an entity, an entity? Is a house an entity? What makes this so? If we gut the house entirely, so it is just studs and a roof, is it still a … Continue reading

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Three a week: Contradictions

This post is about contradictions, and this post is not about contradictions. Three questions: Question 1: Why do contradictions sound alluring? “They went to a world where 2 became 3, where good became evil, and hot was cold.” Ooooooh! How … Continue reading

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Three a week: Happiness

“The pursuit of happiness”. Sounds great. Three questions: Question 1: What is happiness? Be careful how you answer this question. It could have big implications on the nature of reality. For example, does happiness have to do with your subjective … Continue reading

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Three a week: Free will

Do we have free will? Three questions: Question 1: What is free will? It sounds obvious, but upon further inspection, this is a tough question. Can we make choices freely? Well, what is a “choice”, and what is “freely”? Perhaps … Continue reading

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Three a week: Science

Science is the cornerstone of the modern age, right? Three questions: ¬†Question 1: Can science explain everything? There are a few deeper questions at play here.¬† Are there things which are non-empirical? What does an “explanation” even mean if everything … Continue reading

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