On the human predicament

The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions, written by philosopher philosopher David Benatar, makes the case that human life essentially constitutes an inescapable predicament that lacks the kind of real meaning we yearn for. It is based on this argument that he subscribes to anti-natalism, a position which amounts to an ethical … Continue reading On the human predicament

A distinction between Buddhism and Stoicism

Two things I am passionate about are ideas and self-improvement. I am therefore strongly drawn to the idea of a 'philosophy for life' - a topic that was prominent in the minds of many ancient philosophers but is largely ignored within modern Western philosophy. While aspects of Eastern philosophy are still relevant to this idea, … Continue reading A distinction between Buddhism and Stoicism

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Annika Harris' book Conscious is the kind of nonfiction book i wish there were more of. It is short at just over 100 pages, and thus able to be comfortably read in one sitting. And most importantly it is on an interesting topic - consciousness. The book explores a number of key themes surrounding the … Continue reading Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind