Let's say there are two postmodernists who believe that all forms of truth are relative, but hold different internal values and judgments on problems in their society and they sit together to converse on their disagreements. Let us call these two Postmodernists: Liberal Postmodernist and Conservative Postmodernist. Liberal Postmodernist is concerned by the wife-beating and … Continue reading The Double-Postmodernist Thought Experiment
There's no point in worrying over things you can't control, so instead focus on the free time that's available for you.
This fairly short book has struck me with how John Stuart Mill absurdly contradicts himself every step of the way. Perhaps that sounds harsh, but I honestly expected more than what the contents provided given how lauded this philosophy is and how celebrated John Stuart Mill is in history. This work was suppose to be … Continue reading Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
When Christopher Hitchens died, it seems the entire world dropped double-digit IQ points.
Nietzsche's philosophical novel was an amazing read. At the time I began to read it, I hadn't really been captivated by a novel since the Harry Potter series (which I love) and I found most fantasy stories to be really boring. I didn't expect much at the time, it was mostly curiosity in relation to the game. I suspected that I'd find it boring. To my surprise, it was initially quite a laughable read.
Very few people seem to be aware of Nietzsche's influence on contemporary entertainment.
For those curious on what Friedrich Nietzsche meant by Slave Morality.
Spoiler Warning: This discussion contains spoilers for the mainline Shin Megami Tensei series and other MegaTen related series such as: Majin Tensei I and II, Digital Devil Saga Duology, the Persona series, Devil Survivor series, and well . . . potentially everything MegaTen / Shin Megami Tensei related, but those are the main video game … Continue reading Shin Megami Tensei Discussions with Beadman
Criticizing Islam is not intolerant, it isn't bigoted, it isn't racist, and it isn't done out of ignorance or hate. If you believe any of those things, please consider the perspective of those who have left the religion of Islam. Watch any of these videos, just one, or two, or all; whatever you want. Just … Continue reading Criticizing Islam is an Act of Compassion
Although I'd like to praise this work, as I largely liked Nicholson's analyses and enjoyed reading some of them, I'm compelled by my own academic standards to give Unifying Hinduism a negative review. First, let me just say that for the average reader that this book will possibly satisfy interest in examining interesting parts about … Continue reading Review of Unifying Hinduism by Andrew Nicholson: Errors in Reasoning
Research and Book Update Indology is a Worthless Academic Course: Why Hindutva Needn't Fear Western Academia and How My Research Has Disappointed Me After having finished writing my chapter on Islam, I proceeded to conduct further research into Buddhist and Hindu history that I had began before even finishing the chapters on Christianity and Islam. … Continue reading Indology Is A Worthless Academic Discipline
Over the course of a few weeks, I seem to have attracted the scorn of Reddit. In this one particular subreddit, r/badeasternphilosophy, someone took interest to my blog and made a topic about how extreme my criticism of Western philosophy was. While there were people who mocked me under the presumption that I only read … Continue reading Why Christianity Will Always Fail You
After trying to read alternative philosophical perspectives apart from Friedrich Nietzsche, I have come to the sad conclusion that Nietzsche's rather blunt and extreme opposition to Western schools of thought may have been entirely justified. Despite the unrepentant mockery and hatred that Nietzsche gets for highlighting existential crises, all he really did was point out … Continue reading Western Philosophy Sucks
Philosophy majors are having an increasingly more difficult time in protecting their major from scrutiny and outright vilification because philosophy is perceived as a useless endeavor that accomplishes nothing of value and provides nothing of value for others. Yet, a central issue that seems to remain unchallenged from those who attempt to remain politically correct, … Continue reading If you want to promote Philosophy, challenge religion
Source: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-limits-of-discourse In a bizarre email exchange with Noam Chomsky, Sam Harris avoided ethical questions about President Bill Clinton’s bombing of the Sudanese pharmaceutical building, which resulted in a massive death toll and refugee crisis, to frame the discourse in terms of President Clinton’s intentions for the bombings. While Chomsky was pointing out the facts … Continue reading Limits of Discourse: Is Sam Harris an Atheist Crusader?