Universe May Be an Illusion or Hologram

Universe May Be an Illusion or Hologram

Physicists and others have debated for decades whether or not the universe we perceive is actually an illusion. Some say that, just perhaps, all that humans perceive is a hologram, or a three-dimensional hallucination from a two-dimensional existence. A parallel could be a lenticular postcard. Such two-dimensional prints have a layer of plastic, vertical stripes (or lenses) […]

Down the Ontological Rabbit Hole

Down the Ontological Rabbit Hole

Philosophy is riddled with thought experiments that abandon our intuitions about reality somewhere between the horizon of a black hole and its singularity. Many of these thought experiments aren’t formal arguments per se; rather, they are equivalent to short-stories that are intended to push a philosophical theory to its limits. So sit back, dear reader, […]

The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil

The problem of evil is arguably the most powerful objection to the existence of an omnibenevolent, omniscient and omnipotent being. It is indeed a very strong and persuasive argument. The problem of evil is perhaps more persuasive for emotional rather than intellectual reasons. One of the benefits of philosophy is to substitute emotional impetuosity with […]

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