Mind Map – Philosophy
3 Categories –
Metaphysics – the study of ultimate reality – the claim that the soul exists – Atheism – your sould exists, true or not?
Epistemology – the study of knowledge – Agnosticism – we can’t know that god exists
Axiology – is the study of value – esthetics, ethics – can be measured i degree
Lex Friedman Podcast #138 around 55:30 talking about why Ayn Rand‘s ideas are rejected by adults.
a proof that any axiomatic systems, when you staet from a bunch of axioms there in that system provably must be be an inconsistency
The God Game
Perhaps the very last human being will dig his own grave and carve an inscription on the headstone he has prepared for himself. It might read, “Here lies the last of humanity, a species that never once came into contact with the truth. It existed for a million years and spent the whole time in a dream. Its only skill was in inventing fantasies about itself. In all the infinite vastness of time and space, it managed to convince itself that it was the most special creation of an all-powerful, all-knowing Creator that it called God.”
Does any Abrahamist think to himself that he will ask God for his design plan, for how he accomplished creating something from nothing, or why he chose to have a universe large beyond our capacity to observe, full of galaxies, stars, planets, moons, comets, asteroids and interstellar dust? Will they ask him about why the speed of light is a constant, why the world of the atom is so weird, why he chose quantum mechanics, how to reconcile general relativity with quantum gravity, the significance of black holes, what a vacuum consists of, the significance of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle or Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem?
Beyond Good and Evil – Nietzsche
Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The Ominous Parallels – Leonard Peacock