Philosophy

Last Updated on April 14, 2021

Everybody is the unconscious exponent of a dead philosopher.

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Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back

John Maynard Keynes

Over the years I’ve had some idea that I thought to be original and profound. Upon sharing them, I’ve more often than not been pointed to the philosopher who the idea is attributed to. I’ve been reading more philosophy to get on the front foot.

I’m still optimistic that I might come up with something original one day. A close friend of mine who was a writer once told me that most people don’t write anything good until they’re over fifty. That gives me hope that I may have some originality to come.

I’ve explored quite a bit of philosophy. I’m particularly interested in stoicism, nihilism & absurdism, and rationalism. I’m also fascinated by randomness and causal determinism. Here’s my notes on areas I find interesting.

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