In a series of three blog posts, Beck examines the notion of moral hallowing.
There is no God other than life itself. Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.
To become a nothingness is the door to truth. Nothingness itself is the means, the goal and attainment. Life is now and here. Die each moment so that you can be new each moment. That which is, is.
Examine life, engage life with vengeance; always search for new pleasures and new destines to reach with your mind. Worry only about the things that are in your control, the things that can be influenced and changed by your actions, not about the things that are beyond your capacity to direct or alter.
Treasure Friendship, the reciprocal attachment that fills the need for affiliation. Friendship cannot be acquired in the market place, but must be nurtured and treasured in relations imbued with trust and amity.
Avoid shallow and transient pleasures. Keep your life simple. Seek calming pleasures that contribute to peace of mind. True pleasure is disciplined and restrained.
Resist any external force that might delimit thought and action; stop deceiving yourself, believing only what is personally useful and convenient; complete liberty necessitates a struggle within, a battle to subdue negative psychological and spiritual forces that preclude a healthy existence; self mastery requires ruthless cador.
Live life in harmony and balance. Even good things, pursued or attained without moderation, can become a source of misery and suffering. Be a Responsible Human Being. Approach yourself with honesty and thoroughness; maintain a kind of spiritual hygiene; stop the blame-shifting for your errors and shortcomings.
Prosperity by itself, is not a cure-all against an ill-led life, and may be a source of dangerous foolishness. Money is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for the good life, for happiness and wisdom. Evildoing is a dangerous habit, a kind of reflex too quickly resorted to and too easily justified that has a lasting and damaging effect upon the quest for the good life.
Kindness towards others tends to be rewarded. Kindness to others is a good habit that supports and reinforces the quest for the good life.Aim. The aim of this journal is to promote international dialogue on the philosophy of life.
It features original, full-length papers as well as research reports and other relevant materials. Existentialism (/ ˌ ɛ ɡ z ɪ ˈ s t ɛ n ʃ əl ɪ z əm /) is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual.
The only way to construct a robust philosophy for life is to have a clear and realistic picture of what makes humans tick. WHAT, then, is the rightful limit to the sovereignty of the individual over himself?Where does the authority of society begin? How much of human life should be assigned to individuality, and how much to society?
1: Each will receive its proper share, if each has that which more particularly concerns it. Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct.
The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concern matters of value, and thus comprise the branch of philosophy called axiology.. Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong.
For just as for a flute-player, a sculptor, or an artist, and, in general, for all things that have a function or activity, the good and the 'well' is thought to reside in the function, so would it .