True nihilism is in essence a compulsion to destroy, as nothing has any value, and everything is approached with rabid scepticism and extreme pessimism. Nihilism is mostly associated with Friedrich Nietzsche who claimed that the corrosive effects, lack of moral boundaries and the fact that life is meaningless will eventually lead to the downfall of … Continue reading Does Atheism lead to Nihilism?
When I was in secondary school, religious studies was mandatory, until I got to about 14 years old and then you were able to select a number of subjects that you wished to pursue, and you were able to drop some of the mandatory classes. I'm unsure if it still works this way, but this … Continue reading Should religion be taught in schools?
When people discuss philosophy they often mention the usual Greek crowd, like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle or Thalēs, but many forget that Asia, especially India, Iran and China, had their fair share of philosophical thinkers. Chinese Philosophy The main attributes of Chinese thinking was humanity, and the basis was Humanism, which involved practical and political morality. … Continue reading Philosophy and the Archaic Asian Civilisations
Looking at this question from a theistic or an atheistic perspective must surely come to the same conclusion? The purpose of life is to continue survival. As Darwin said, it’s not the strongest that survives, it’s the one most adaptable to change. It’s an animal’s instinct to survive, and that’s why certain animals gave evolved … Continue reading Is there a meaning to life?
Greece (Ἑλλάς) is the southernmost country in the Balkan Peninsula, and as you’re aware, it has quite the dramatic history. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that shows that the earliest records of civilisation has the Balkans inhabited by two Indo-European people; the Illyrían and the Thracian. Illyría (Ἰλλυρίς) was a region in the western part of … Continue reading Philosophy and the Archaic Greek Civilisation
True nihilism is an extremely pessimistic and sceptical view of the world and existence, that believes everything is baseless, without meaning, purpose, and reject ethics and moral values as they have no loyalties to law, rules or authority. Friedrich Nietzsche was one of the first to suggest that nihilism was corrosive, and would destroy moral … Continue reading The philosophy of nihilism
In Ancient Greece, philosophy was a big deal, and the more intellectual you were, the more successful you became. Socrates is claimed by many historians to be the founder of western philosophy. He believed that philosophy was all about achieving results that were beneficial to a society, and he studied ethics based on human reason. … Continue reading Philosophical Morality