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by onglob
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

It's probably been said earlier but... You seem to be ignoring out most of philosophy and religion. The Perennial philosophy explains how to get rid of the ego and promotes the benefits of doing so. Human beings are perfectly capable of geting rid of their egos. It is the entire secret of finding t...
by onglob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 11440

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Let us suppose it is true that humans desire to be eternal. The fact that they desire it tells us nothing about its truth or falsehood...only perhaps, something about one kind of motive for wanting it to be true. That's true , but the burden of proof is up to anyone who claim a phenomenon is true ....
by onglob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 11440

Re: Do humans have a soul?

When a great scientist of our age (one one of the main founders of modern physics) was asked about his idea about the life after death , he wisely (or perhaps sarcastically) answered : "one life is enough for me" . Humans are the only species who are aware of inevitable death , thus they devised lif...
by onglob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Age wrote: ↑ Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:51 am Absolutely EVERY child is born WANTING to be recognized and accepted for 'Who I am'. I suppose the point that children want to be recognized and accepted is true , because it is in their nature and they have to depend on others to grow up and are much more help...
by onglob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Nick_A wrote : But what if she is right? The problem isn't that we have an ego but that it has become corrupt. Our ego should connect our inner world with the external world. But I have problem with the existence of ego . If our egos consists of our thoughts , ideas and judgements , then you cannot...
by onglob
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

The point that the desire for power and the desire for wealth(possession) is in our genes , is a matter that should be scrutinized in biology and evolutionary trend of our genes , but at least the causes or origins of these desires are intrinsic since power and wealth paves the way to satisfy our se...
by onglob
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

It seems that the problem of human egoism , as we have seen in this thread , has been a lengthy and old discussion although I think it's not solved yet . I presume the problem has two aspects . One is intrinsic in human nature , a drive or an incentive based on an instinctual sense of pleasure for t...
by onglob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Well, the reactions have been much more pessimistic and hopeless than I have expected. And it seems that the warnings in medias has caused panic and anger instead of provoking our curiosity to find the causes of this dire trend towards extinction. “Dominance” is a human invention, nature knows nothi...
by onglob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

But I am looking for solution. Firstly, I would like to know the psychological reason for human egoism . Is it an indispensable part of our consciousness or our subconscious ? Why we adhere to an identity ? and denounce those who don't belong to it ? Secondly, I would like to know what's wrong with ...
by onglob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Non of us actually survive . But the point is that our bodies and our whole life is just a part , and a tiny part , of our environment, regarding the time and space . So we should preserve it , as far as we should preserve our environment. So I presume our final goal should not be the survival of ou...
by onglob
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 32219

Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Humans harmful behaviors against their environment and against other humans and species is as archaic as the advent of modern humans. As humans settled and human societies emerged, conflicts and damages due to those harmful behaviors impaired the whole society. so humans devised god or gods and reli...
by onglob
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy
Replies: 90
Views: 5333

Re: The Purpose of Philosophy

I think the purpose of philosophy is landscaping and sometimes scrutinizing past and present events, phenomena and entities and deduce questions as far as we can. Questions whose answers sometimes seems obvious and routine for our everyday lives and sometimes seems queer or mystical but may play a k...