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  1. Philosophy is a quest for truth by Legend-19 in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    I hope I get a rich discussion / debate ( using Philosopher point of view too ) regarding the two following questions addressing the " Truth " topic . -Is there only one truth or many ? -Do you think that Philosophy is somehow a quest for truth? How? Here is an attempt for addressing the second ...
  2. Can art be art without thought, feeling or purpose by Peter1991 in Philosophy of the Arts
    For me art is something that triggers a feeling, in which I like ( but is no necessity) to be able to see that there is an underlying thought or message (even though I can't directly place it). This feeling can be anything and doesn't need to be linked to beauty, it could also be a feeling of intere...
  3. Musical chauvinists. Metal music. by onthisforum in Philosophy of the Arts
    I listen to a lot of metal, so I know that there are many people who listen to metal who are just chauvinists of the irritating type. Everything other than riffs and cookie monster vocals is "gay" to them. Or they'll be like "metal, f**k yeah!" and eveything else is beneath them. God, they're annoyi...
  4. Cioran's Cowardly Cop Out by Hebrides in General Philosophy
    E.M. Cioran wrote: "It is not worth taking ones life away..... at the end we allways do it to late" That is a cowardly cop out. Put up or shut up. If life is nothing but abject horror, then put a gun in your mouth. Don't whine and bellyache about it like a spoiled baby. If Cioran really believed i...
  5. Is altruism fundamentally selfish? by AntiSeed in Social Sciences
    We see a lot of behavior in society that are labelled as "altruistic", which has the conventional meaning of placing someone else's well-being above one's own well-being. In fact, cultures often praise and hail people who do so as heroes. However, the problem is many of the prominently observed acts...