Search Results

Search results 1-4 of 4.

  • I write this a bit humorously, because there's some paradox play (it may be frowned upon but it's not prohibited yet ) and because it's not completely thought through, but it's something that just came to mind and I don't want to forget it. The more I think about it, the more I'm aware that the debate about free will versus determinism is just nonsense. I really think we don't need more proof or explanation about our ability to live with free will, but just to accept it and experience it. I thin…
  • (Quote from Cassius) I goy a bit confused about what is it that you're referring yo here. (Quote from Cassius) No, I did mean anarchism. As in: "a political philosophy and movementthat is sceptical of authority and rejects all involuntary, coercive forms of hierarchy." It's pretty idealized, but thus are all forms of government and political systems; it's just that this one I find more in line with Epicurean Philosophy. The "skeptical about authority part"'is what I'm alluding to when I referenc…
  • (Quote from Cassius) I guess you're not completely wrong; I think you're right to asume that anarchism as an ideal, by definition, is an opposition to authority as a default; it's implicit in its name too; this probably has led some to believe it is an ideal that promotes full chaos and permanent rebellion without a cause; and probably has led some to act according to that interpretation of the ideal, probably not conducing to much pleasure for them or the ones around them; but, since we as Epic…
  • (Quote from EricR) Thanks for the thoughtful post EricR and sorry for the delayed response. What I was trying to say is that to me having free will is so true and obvious that I don't think it's needed to explain why or how it works to confirm it does work. I was offering a "paradoxical observation", just as play, not fully thought through, (as friendly-bait to see if someone saw something about it too) in which with our free will we're constantly trying to find ways of doing things that give us…