Is it possible to dream without knowing it? I realize this sounds like the tree falling in the forest question, but I think your answer will reveal a lot about your philosophical views, specifically on the mind/body problem. Could be fun? Maybe? Well, let us go then, you and I... If we can dream without … Continue reading A Different Kind of Dream Analysis
I'm going to admit right off the bat that the title of this post as nothing to do with the content. I just couldn't resist. I'm thrilled by Her, a sci-fi romantic comedy directed by Spike Jones, who was also the co-creator of that ridiculously awful show, Jackass, on MTV, a fact that baffles me. Anyhow, I'll go … Continue reading Avoid “Her”pes—Fall in Love With Your Laptop
I noticed a lot of people "liked" my last post, but didn't respond. So I thought perhaps it wasn't fair of me to ask such ridiculously hard questions without breezily answering them myself. I wonder if you will come back again after you get to know me? This is feeling like a first date. How … Continue reading My Philosophy
I'm currently working on an overall critique of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values for The Leather Library, but I just wanted to post some thoughts on a particular chapter here. For Harris, the goal of a science of ethics is achieving well-being (he's generally utilitarian=the greatest happiness for the … Continue reading What is Happiness? Can I know when I’m Happy?
Okay so the question beckons a philosophical point of view to answer it, which makes it undermine itself. But let's not go there. And I don't mean to write a self-congratulatory post about how important philosophy is, even though no one knows it. That's also a downward spiral. I ask this question even … Continue reading Does Philosophy Matter?