Sunday, September 11, 2005

Existensialism: The Individual defines thy all!

Every individual is born uniquely, has got a notion of his/her "Unique self" and goes through similar(to other human beings) individual experiences. The similarity of the experience lies in the universe surrounding the individual and the individualism of the experience that the individual derives is due to their own mental perceptions of the experience and what this experience could allow them to experience. The above three factors, the individual(with his supreme "false" ego, his self and his experiences) form the basis for understanding the nature of human existence. The "Existential" philosophy generally reflects a belief in freedom and accepts the consequences of individual actions, while acknowledging the responsibility attendant to the making of choices. It is interesting to observe that this tries to view human beings(or the objective) as subjects in an indifferent and often ambiguous universe.Existentialism attempts to describe our desire to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. Unfortunately, life might be without inherent meaning (existential atheists) or it might be without a meaning we can understand (existential theists). Either way, the human desires for logic and immortality are futile. We are forced to define our own meanings, knowing they might be temporary. Philosophy has always offered Science a different plane to explore. Science has always been important to philosophers, with the first philosophers being scholars in many fields. The theological and metaphysical aspects of “truth” were also important to philosophers. Then came the industrial revolution and a shift towards Analytical philosophy: searching for truth without considering the transcendent.And think about we involuntarily involved this existence…

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