La métaphysique est une branche majeure de la philosophie. Elle concerne l’existence et la nature des choses qui existent. Elle concerne des questions telles que : Quel est le sens de la vie ?, Le monde existe-t-il vraiment ?, Dieu existe-t-il ? . Nombreux sont ceux qui considèrent la métaphysique comme “la première philosophie”. Mais […]La métaphysique est-elle la philosophie première?
“I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” R. P. Feynman (1965), The Character of Physical Law, MIT Press, 123. I This is about a tale on reality. A real punch searching for the interactions and laws who govern our universe. We’re limited far away for infinite numbers of assumptions. The […]A tale on reality
Everyone agrees that philosophy, at root, is “the love of wisdom”. Yet, since the beginning of the 20th century, I feel, this meaning has been lost. Philosophy has become merely an extended argument about definition; the purported wisdom of the ‘love of wisdom’ is understood in a context where the effort to find this lost […]Philosophical Anthropology
Massimo Pigliucci refers to two passages on the fig tree. One is from the Gospels, where Jesus cursed a fig tree and it died completely. The second passage is from Epictetus, the stoic philosopher, who explained that it is wise to take advantage of what life has to offer; therefore it is foolish to desire the impossible.
Through the comparison of these two references, the author explains the difference between religion and stoicism as a philosophy.
It is a well written article, easy to read but profound. There is a freedom in picking religion over philosophy and vice versa. This choice, along many others, dictates our life in general.
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