Philosophy

The Illusion of Free Will

What is free will? Merriam-Webster provides two definitions: 1. voluntary choice or decision 2. freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention Merriam-Webster online dictionary (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freewill)… Read More »The Illusion of Free Will

Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer on Happiness

Happiness consists in a frequent repetition of pleasure. The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer: the Wisdom of Life comprise Schopenhauer’s reflections on “how to lead a happy existence” — one which “would be decidedly preferable to… Read More »Schopenhauer on Happiness

Woman overlooking mountain range

On Antinatalism

I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now and have recently listened to a couple of podcasts involving David Benatar, one of the main proponents of antinatalism. He spells out his position in… Read More »On Antinatalism