We are unique

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 0 , Permalink

Ever since I was a child and watched space documentaries, somewhere someone always had to point out something along the line that “in the vast and endless space, we are just a fantastic coincidence and really insignificant”. Later I always heard this pop up in conversations here and there when someone would say “it doesn’t ...

Immanuel Kant – Morallagen om böjelser och utilitarism

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 0 , Permalink

Vad är skillnaden mellan att motiveras av böjelse jämfört med en morallag, i detta fallet Kants morallag? Varför är det bättre att motiveras av det senare än det förra enligt Kant? Toppen på Kants moralpyramid utgörs av det kategoriska imperativet - det är den högsta viljans princip som bör styr viljan hos alla förnuftiga varelser. Samtidigt ...

Moralisk motivation

Saturday, February 13, 2016 0 , Permalink

Om en människa är förenad med sin moral och förenad helt i en viss princip så är det inte längre bojor eller något som tyglar emotioner. Det är då ett införlivande av ens ideal. Det är då som en moralisk eller principiell förändring hos en människa kan ske. Motivationen bör således vara rotad i en ...

David Pearce – Hedonism & the “Pan Species Welfare State”

I think David Pearce is trying to escape something in his pursue for imagining a sort of (blissful, ultra positive) emotional utopia. Where alla species are free from suffering. Something he calls the: Pan Species Welfare State But I can understand that, because where there is no understanding of youth, aging, life and death there is only ...

Pythagoras, Greco-Buddhism, Vegetarianism and Reincarnation

First of all, the dichotomy of western and eastern thought, philosophy and such is an illusion. We often hear that the traditional, or ancient, eastern way of thought is more internal and that our western is more external. This is just story telling that has been popularized over many recent decades in the west. For in ...

Swastika – History, Symbolism, Use and Misuse

First, let me put things in perspective. We have religious symbols of the Abrahamic religions that have been used in wars, aggression, genocide and all kinds of prosecutions - spanning over 2000 plus years. Just reading the Old Testament or the Quran and you'll find plenty of genocide and hateful mass murder. Now, let's compare ...

Transcript of Aldous Huxley’s speech ‘The Ultimate Revolution’ at Cal Berkeley, 1962

The full transcript below or as a PDF to download.   Moderator: {garbled} Aldous Huxley, a renowned Essayist and Novelist who during the spring semester is residing at the university in his capacity of a Ford research professor. Mr Huxley has recently returned from a conference at the Institute for the study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara ...

2 explanations for the computer simulation theory… in short.

The computer simulation theory can only be natural in a fractal universe/multiverse theory. In that endless explanation we would have computer simulation within computer simulations, where one universe is created by another and none of them dwells in the ultimate reality. But even in that possible explanation we would have the question of where it ...

Politics are like sewer canalization – We must stay focused

Politics are like sewer canalization. You can stop following or think about it for a while. But it will always stay the same. The sad reason for bigger and more bureaucratic corrupt governments are the masses of people who ignore their own individual and collective potential. We have enormous potential as individuals and as a collective. But ...

Comparison on the Principle of Freedom – John Rawls & John Stuart Mill

Here's my comparison on the principle of freedom by John Stuart Mill vs. John Rawls. Both are peaceful theories that seek to ensure liberty and justice. But I'll argue that Mill's view is longer lasting (universal) compared to that one of Rawls, which I find to be more narrow and specific for a certain time. John ...

Alan Watts ‘On Being God’ – Transcript of the Question and Answers

This is an interesting, enjoyable and inspiring Q&A session with Alan Watts. It's as enjoyable to listen to as to read so that's why I did this transcription. The questions are not always audible but Alan's answers are witty and worth it. The Q&A session begins at the 00:55 mark.   https://youtu.be/mmX8HZuhNXE   Alan Watts - So let us suppose I'm the ...

Vad vill Glaukon och Adeimantos teori om moral? Bok två i Platons Staten.

Inledningsvis börjar bok två i Platons Staten med diskussionen om vad som är det goda, det lyckliga livet. Vad är det och hur kan det uppnås? Sokrates teori är att rättvisa i handling och intention är det evigt sanna och det som leder till lycka i livet. Duon bestående av Glaukon och Adeimantos (Platons bröder) ...