• If society were to inevitability collapse then what is the purpose of life?

    Let's say there was absolute no turning back to fix and put everything back to normal, then what is the meaning of life then? What's the point?
    Let's say there was absolute no turning back to fix and put everything back to normal, then what is the meaning of life then? What's the point?
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is 30 a good age to die?

    Best answer: On his hundredth birthday, the iconic jazz/ragtime composer Eubie Blake said; "If I knew I would live this long,

    I'd have taken better care of myself".

    Winston Churchill didn't become Prime Minister until he was 65.


    Hang in there. It's not always easy, but it's worth it.
    Best answer: On his hundredth birthday, the iconic jazz/ragtime composer Eubie Blake said; "If I knew I would live this long,

    I'd have taken better care of myself".

    Winston Churchill didn't become Prime Minister until he was 65.


    Hang in there. It's not always easy, but it's worth it.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • If an old lady who lived her life as healthy as she could is driving on the road and dies unexpectedly simply from old age, wrecks and?

    And injures someone, and she is usually a very good driver, and if she were resesitated, should she be punished? What about a man who lived his life as healthy as can be, has an unexpected heart attack while driving, and wrecks and injures someone, if this man survives, should he be punished? Would this people... show more
    And injures someone, and she is usually a very good driver, and if she were resesitated, should she be punished? What about a man who lived his life as healthy as can be, has an unexpected heart attack while driving, and wrecks and injures someone, if this man survives, should he be punished? Would this people being doing something immoral?
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible to create an incorruptible government?

    Best answer: No; humans are imperfect beings, and there will always be some who can be corrupted.
    The best you can do is create a system of government that allows as much openness as possible, with regular checks and monitoring.
    Best answer: No; humans are imperfect beings, and there will always be some who can be corrupted.
    The best you can do is create a system of government that allows as much openness as possible, with regular checks and monitoring.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can anyone really give a good answer as to what the meaning of life is?

    do we just live to die
    do we just live to die
    40 answers · 5 days ago
  • Are intelligence and stupidity mutually exclusive?

    Best answer: It possible to have high intelligence in one subject and low intelligence in other subjects
    Best answer: It possible to have high intelligence in one subject and low intelligence in other subjects
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is there such thing as free will?

    22 answers · 5 days ago
  • If you knew something was true but now you doubt, you either must first doubt your own rationality or you must admit a fault of the will?

    Which in most people is this: That they let small niggling difficulties gather and grow by their lazy intellects and now comes a result that Aristotle spoke of: Little errors in the beginning are BIG errors in the end.
    Which in most people is this: That they let small niggling difficulties gather and grow by their lazy intellects and now comes a result that Aristotle spoke of: Little errors in the beginning are BIG errors in the end.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • What exactly is philosophy?

    14 answers · 7 days ago
  • What is the meaning of life?

    30 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do we come to a conclusion of ultimate truth?

    Best answer: Depends what you mean by ultimate truth. We can discover some ultimate truths, or at least useably ultimate, like that water freezes into ice, but may never fully understand why that should be. More esoteric ultimate truths, like why we are here, what is our purpose, etc., may always elude us - who knows?
    Best answer: Depends what you mean by ultimate truth. We can discover some ultimate truths, or at least useably ultimate, like that water freezes into ice, but may never fully understand why that should be. More esoteric ultimate truths, like why we are here, what is our purpose, etc., may always elude us - who knows?
    19 answers · 1 week ago
  • What's the point of fortune/pride/popularity etc if our lives are meaningless in the long term?

    Best answer: I can say with reasonable certainty that all persons seek happiness, and you are probably no different in this regard. Happiness and unhappiness both have personal meaning to you and to almost everyone else. Therefore, in the context of our lives, the things that make people happy or unhappy do have meaning and it... show more
    Best answer: I can say with reasonable certainty that all persons seek happiness, and you are probably no different in this regard. Happiness and unhappiness both have personal meaning to you and to almost everyone else. Therefore, in the context of our lives, the things that make people happy or unhappy do have meaning and it can be well-argued that everyone has a right to be happy. The caveat is that no one has the right to make others unhappy, Therefore, a certain mindfulness of our effect on the lives of others is not only correct and meaningful behavior, it should be a natural inclination. What goes around, comes around, as the saying goes.

    Not only is our behavior meaningful for its effect on the lives of those we touch, but for the domino effect it can have on the lives they touch and even the future lives of those who are yet to be born. In other words, our actions reverberate and have meaning, whether or not we are aware of it. This is why beyond certain limits, things like fortune, pride, and popularity tend to be frivolous, because they often often have more bad effect on others than good. It's not that fortune, pride, popularity, etc are ultimately meaningless, just that their positive meaning is limited.

    Now, a word on nihilism. Before you go throwing that word around in casually describing yourself, you should know what the six main branches of nihilism are and which one(s) you most identify with. Look up nihilism on Wikipedia and it will give you a pretty good basic understanding. You obviously identify most closely with existential nihilism, so in the future, say you're an existential nihilist so that those of us with a clue know exactly what you are saying about yourself.

    I don't personally hold with existential nihilism because it makes an assumption about our existence that simply cannot be known for certain. We are not omniscient. Our knowledge of the universe and our place within it is limited and will probably always remain so, therefore one cannot prove beyond a doubt that life is ultimately pointless and meaningless. One cannot prove that the universe itself is without purpose. I prefer to keep an open mind about it because it is beyond my ability to prove, one way or the other, what the truth of it is. What if, for example, it is through us that the universe has contrived to become aware of itself? That would certainly be meaningful. At the very least, as already argued, our lives hold at least a limited meaning to ourselves and others.
    14 answers · 1 week ago