Tag : Philosophy

Why Does World Exist

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. – Oscar Wilde Recently, I was driving with two of my brothers from New England to New York, and we all got to talking about religion. One gladly played up his own skepticism: isn’t it suspicious, he said,…

Pumped up kicks badlands and banality

“It would have been very comforting indeed to believe that Eichmann was a monster . . . The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are terribly and terrifyingly normal.” – Hannah…

Fourteen Philosophical Films (That the Lists Missed)

Fourteen Philosophical Films (That the Lists Missed) If you scour the internet for “philosophical films,” you’ll come across some perfectly satisfactory lists that include the must-sees: the metaphysical labyrinth of The Matrix, the ethical feast of Groundhog Day, the Sartrean existentialism and alienation of Taxi Driver, and so on. But…