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How to Philosophize

The meaning of the word philosophy comes from philo- meaning to love and sophos- meaning knowledge. The literal translation is thus a lover of knowledge. During the age of Classical Greece, between 700-300 BCE, philosophy was regarded as a fundamental piece of education. At that time, the study involved everything from geometry to writing and dialectic. The reason being because the lover of knowledge tended also to be a person […]

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A Pattern of Recognition

Prologue What conception of reality provides the greatest amount of mental ease and functional application simultaneously? The number of viable perspectives to associate oneself with is immense, each perspective contains potential to induce perceptual restructuring and a positive or negative behavioral change. This can be tapped into, the result is the apprehension of perspectives and contemplation of utility and potential consequences. However, the mind is quite strong and often times […]

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The Case Against Enlightenment

Enlightenment is such a coveted and esoteric state of being. When considering enlightenment, it is thought of as rare, the ultimate zen state wherein suffering does not permeate existence. This is goes too far, suffering will exist whether or not it is directly perceived or momentarily experienced. Suffering is a mere fact of existing in the world, there is pain, there is struggle, the question is whether the enlightened are […]

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