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Category Archive: philosophy

Aug 01 2010

The meaning of life, the universe, and everything

From formspring.me: What is your theory on the meaning of life? 42 *bows* …What, you want a real answer? Okay then. Life has no inherent meaning – it has whatever meaning we choose to give it. *bows again* …Alright, I really just wanted to devote the 42nd post of Blogathon to the meaning of life …

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Jul 31 2010

Dealing with death

From formspring.me: How do you personally come to terms with “having to close the book before it reaches the climax”? For anyone who’s confused, that’s a line I use in a post earlier today for describing death. And to be honest, I don’t have a very satisfying answer. I just kind of… don’t think about …

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May 12 2010

This is exactly why I hated my philosophy class

From SMBC:Replace “Engineer” with “Scientist” and this is pretty much what Biomedical Ethics was to me. In fact, we had this exact scenario, and I replied the exact same way. Or maybe I hated my philosophy class because we never got a single moment to ask questions during lecture, and during recitations we spent the …

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Mar 01 2010

Abortion & the value of human life

Abortion has been on my mind a lot recently. Not for personal reasons. We’ve been discussing it in my biomedical ethics class, though I’ve unfortunately missed a lot of the discussion because of my grad school visits. On top of that, Angie the Anti-Theist, a blogger I follow, has been generating a media storm because …

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Feb 22 2010

Guest post: Evils of constructive empiricism

This is a Guest Post by Frank Bellamy, a reader and content manager for the eMpirical, the newsletter for the Secular Student Alliance. He recently wrote an interesting article on why Humanists should not deliver invocations, but today he’s going to talk a bit about philosophy. So, discuss your hearts out while I’m away! Evils …

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