The dangers of a philosophical ideology that threatens the lives of millions and the future health of the planet I’ve written before on the insanity of our species. In fact, you might say that most subjects upon which I write for Sunday Letters lean towards the dysfunctional aspects of human behaviour. It’s hard to ignore […]
A couple of years ago I wrote, kill your fucking heroes. It was an invitation to sever ties with the fictional characters to whom we have assigned reverence. These fictions come in all forms; religions, governments, corporations, business leaders, sports people, cultural celebrities, gurus, and so on. They are not the people and authorities we […]
Werner Heisenberg writes of the nature of reality and of the fundamental basis of matter in Physics and Philosophy, as he recounts the ancient philosophy of the Greeks; The process of Becoming is considered a sort of debasement of the infinite Being – a disintegration into the struggle ultimately expiated by a return into that […]
Is free will an illusion? Do we have free will to choose our future life experience, or are our lives predetermined in some way? We seem to have the free will to perform trivial tasks like cross the street or not, to buy a coffee here or over there, to pay for our ticket now or wait for a better deal. But, when it comes to significant life events, perhaps it’s not so cut and dry. Despite our best intentions, stuff happens. So, are we fooled by the illusion of free will?