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Albert Camus

Tribute To Albert Camus

Part I Drean ( Algeria ) Nov. 7th 1913 – Villebin ( Provence ) Jan. 7th 1960 Without his work my life would have had another turn. No doubt. Albert Camus was an African / French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest…
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Free Will vs Scepticism

Our Own Free Will Is Ours

Food for Lovers Oliver Burkeson Amsterdam, May 3d 2021–  Harris argues that if we fully grasped the case against free will, it would be difficult to hate other people: how can you hate someone you don’t blame for their actions? Yet love would survive largely unscathed, since love is “the condition of our wanting those…
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Life without Free Will

The Free Will is Mine Or is It ?

Food for lovers Oliver Burkeson Amsterdam, 3 May 2021– Why do I put down my coffee mug and head to the shower at the exact moment I do so?  Because the intention to do so pops up, caused, no doubt, by all sorts of activity in my brain – but activity that lies outside my…
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On The Wings Of Freedom - Birds Flying And Broken Chains - Charge Concept

The Free Will may perhaps be not so Free

An eternal discussion Food for Lovers By Oliver Burkeson Amsterdam,, 3 mai 2021 — Thinking of free will this way also puts a different spin on some notorious experiments conducted in the 80s by the American neuroscientist Benjamin Libet, which have been interpreted as offering scientific proof that free will doesn’t exist. Wiring his subjects to…
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Truth about Free Will

The Truth about our Free Will

Delicious Food for Thought Oliver Burkeson Amsterdam, May 3d 2021– That’s why they’re known as “compatibilists”: they think determinism and free will are compatible. There are many other positions in the debate, including some philosophers, many Christians among them, who think we really do have “ghostly” free will; and others who think the whole so-called…
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On The Wings Of Freedom - Birds Flying And Broken Chains - Charge Concept

The Story of the Free Will

Free or in chains? Food for Thought Lovers by Oliver Burkeman Amsterdam, 3 May 2021– Like Strawson, he has received email abuse from people disturbed by the implications.  Retribution is central to all modern systems of criminal justice, yet ultimately, Caruso thinks, “it’s a moral injustice to hold someone responsible for actions that are beyond…
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Beauty and Consolation

About Beauty and Consolation

Part IV Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4t 2021–  May I terminate with your own question? “You just ask them now.” What makes this existence worthwhile for you? “The question is wrong, although I have put it to the whole world myself.  How can you make this existence worthwhile?  That had been the right question.  He…
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Beauty

About Beauty and Consolation

Part III Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4 2021– But to whom or what the hell?  Fate?  That word is meaningless.  I bet on savage grief for myself.  Dylan Thomas: “Don’t go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ”Maybe I’ll go to our house in France one more…
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Crime and Punishment

Part IV Oliver Burkeman Amsterdam, 3 May 2021– Just after midnight on 1 August 1966, Whitman – an outgoing and apparently stable 25-year-old former US Marine – drove to his mother’s apartment in Austin, Texas, where he stabbed her to death.  He returned home, where he killed his wife in the same manner.  Later that…
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To think or not to think

To Think or not to Think

Food for Lovers By Oliver Burkeman Amsterdam, 3 May 2021– But surely “one thing leads to another” in the world of decisions and intentions, too. Our decisions and intentions involve neural activity – and why would a neuron be exempt from the laws of physics any more than a rock? So in the fruit bowl…
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