The Inherent Chaos of Human Existence

I, along with most existentialists, would argue that existence is completely chaotic because of the inevitable presence of uncertainty. So, what are we as humans to do about the inherent chaos of existence? I argue that there are two primary approaches to this chaos. The first is to embrace the chaos and the second is to fight it. So, what do I mean by embracing … Continue reading The Inherent Chaos of Human Existence

Existentialism and the Absurd

Existential philosophers didn’t have specific beliefs. The point is that we don’t know what’s going on. Cobys says he’s an existentialist, but an issue with that for people is that they assume saying you’re an existentialist means you have certain view points about reality Like there’s no God, religion is evil, life is meaningless, etc. Camus-the quintessential existentialist philosopher, refused to be labeled an existentialist  … Continue reading Existentialism and the Absurd

Purpose in the Simulation

Simulation theory is one broad way to conceive of the nature of reality. It claims that reality, as we know it, is actually an artificial simulation, possibly a computer simulation. One argument for simulation theory proposed by philosopher Nick Bostrom in 2003 goes like this: “Many works of science fiction as well as some forecasts by serious technologists and futurologists predict that enormous amounts of … Continue reading Purpose in the Simulation

Purpose

Thinking about the possibility that our lives are entirely meaningless is pretty crazy. It’s not only possible that there is no inherent meaning to human existence, but it’s generally agreed upon. This phenomenon is described by Albert Camus as “the absurd”, the human tendency to seek meaning and our inability to definitively find any. So the question emerges, what should we do in response to … Continue reading Purpose