Does the possibility that life has no meaning, bother you?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by wegs, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Not a possibly, a plain old fact. Arrogant meat sacks on a bitty planet are NOT important. Get over yourselves.
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Important to whom?

    As the only known living entities in the universe, we get to decide what's important.
     
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  5. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Life only has the biological imperative to survive as purpose. Just surviving doesn't seem to satisfy the human need for significance. So we just have to create our own significance.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Which seems to fit the definition of circular reasoning

    Try

    We exist

    For no REASON

    Enjoy

    Stop over analysing

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  8. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    The good news is that if it bothers you it won't bother you after you die.
     
  9. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Not really, as physiological life has different needs/purposes from a human's psychological life. Now, if you equate the psychological with the physiological, that's your own circular reasoning.
     
  10. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Could you expand on this important point?
    try:
    The generational indoctrination of religious responsibility shifting from self to "other than self" (God) leads to an individual looking for purpose given rather than self created.
    In other words even most atheists still inadvertently promote a divinity that fails to provide a purpose in that they complain that there appears to be none.
     
  11. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Playing the devils advocate:
    How do you know?
    Are you sure?
    What evidence do you have that you are correct?
    Would you bet your life on it? lol
     
  12. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'll bet my life on it. If I'm wrong I'll die one day.
     
  13. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    No you don't, you just get to wish that something is important.
     
  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    It doesn't bother me when I'm under for surgery. I fully expect that same state to carry on when I'm dead.
     
  15. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    All children accept what is given them until they can do for themselves. Some adults are still children in that sense.
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Quite the opposite. Who is to tell us that what we - as the only known life forms - consider important, is otherwise?

    We invented the concept of importance. It requires an entity to conceptualize it. We imbued it with meaning.
    There is no appeal to anyone but humans.
     
  17. river

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    In 2019 the first question , it should be obvious . It is based on your and our actions , both individually and as a whole .
     
  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    So your answering
    MY post
    But to add a comment. Psychological life does not exist if the psychological life dies

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    Think the nested Quotes stuffed up the post but I'm sure all are clever and smart enough to work it out

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  19. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    I'm going to assume you meant " Psychological life does not exist if the physiological life dies".
    Like a telephone, we do not presume the speaker on the other end of the line dies just because the line has gone dead.
     
  20. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Correct in your assumption about me

    My dyslexia strikes again

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    If you KNOW the phone line has gone dead, sure you have no reason to presume the speaker on the other end of the line has died

    Not sure it matches my flawed, but now corrected, example

    Are you of the view that after a person dies psychological life DOES continue?

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  21. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, but that's not even necessary for physiological and psychological life to be fundamentally different. The needs of the body are only the seeds, at best, for the largely social evolutionary psychology built upon them. Social interactions require significances that the needs of the body do not. Many animals procreate without consent, but humans deem that to be a significance worthy of laws to forbid.
     
  22. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Not sure where YOU are going with this

    Me, psychological life = NO SUCH ANIMAL

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  23. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    So you believe you have no internal, subjective experience whatsoever?
     

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