Are Philosophers Crazy? Where This Assumption Comes From

Are Philosophers Crazy? Where This Assumption Comes From

With some philosophical statements, one can easily get the impression that the author was or is definitely crazy. But what exactly is there to this assumption? In short, there were crazy philosophers, but most are not. Often the impression arises, by the fact that the philosophical statements are formulated on the one hand complex and on the other hand abstract...

Alan Watts explains: Don't take life too seriously
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Alan Watts explains: Don't take life too seriously

Don't take life too seriously. Most people have probably heard this phrase. It is extremely widespread and even the philosopher Alan Watts had used it. But what exactly did he mean by it? Alan Watts tried to mediate between Eastern and Western philosophy and therefore it is not surprising that his approach to "the...

To live is to act - Albert Camus
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To live is to act - Albert Camus

Albert Camus was one of the most famous philosophers of existentialism. Existentialism is a philosophical current that found many followers in the middle of the 20th century. In existentialism, the existence of man is the central point. Above all, the existence of man, marked by suffering, which only gains meaning through one's own actions. "To live is to act"...

Alan Watts on money, life and spiritual awakening
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Alan Watts on money, life and spiritual awakening

Alan Watts was known not only for making Far Eastern worldviews accessible to the Western world, but also for criticizing various circumstances of our modern society. This short but powerful excerpt from one of his speeches does both. Alan Watts explains the interdependence in which opposites stand, since they cannot exist without each other. In the...

Alan Watts on Problems of Modernity: Philosophers and Materialism
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Alan Watts on Problems of Modernity: Philosophers and Materialism

Alan Watts was known for placing criticism on various circumstances of our society. This article is about Watts' view that our perception of materialism is wrong and modern philosophers have forgotten an important aspect of philosophy. Alan Watts made it clear that in his opinion the term materialism would be misinterpreted. Actual materialism implies...

A good reason to die ... - Albert Camus
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A good reason to die ... - Albert Camus

Most people have experienced situations in the course of life that one found intolerable. Depending on the situation, one can come to the conclusion that it was a good reason to die -or to live. These different ways of looking at things preoccupied the French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus and ultimately led to the following...