America is thought to be a country where one can become wealthy, and when one says they work in America, it is assumed that they are wealthy. It is often known that no one is unemployed and that everyone, regardless of where they work, leads a happy life. It is…
Richard Taylor and Susan Wolf express their thoughts about what they believe to be the essence of life. Certain elements of their claims are similar. Their assumptions regarding the importance or meaninglessness of existence, however, vary in several ways. Understanding their basic points entails analyzing their assumptions, the reasoning they…
Explaining the abstract concept of life by simplistic aspects such as breathing, singing, or being animated is insufficient in this century because traditional machines provided the ability to execute such basic functions. The problem with defining death is that it is not as enigmatic and vague as describing existence. For…
Life, as we know it, is the time period between birth and death. I believe that life will have value if one gets to know one maker. A person cannot know why they were born until they have knowledge of the creator, rendering existence worthless because they would not fulfill…
Wolf concludes her paper by arguing that thinkers have become increasingly hesitant to discuss the essence of existence. The query seems to be obscure sincere in many ways. While it is easy to elaborate what it is for a phrase to have meaning, it is impossible to pin down what…
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), a German composer and pianist, said of his Fifth and Ninth Symphonies, “Music is a greater revelation than all knowledge and philosophy.” In certain ways, his thoughts encourage one to look to music for answers to the essence of life and revelation about other human circumstances….
It goes without saying that the subject of death has been a source of contention since the dawn of time. Is it a positive or a bad thing to die? This perplexing question continues to ruffle a lot of feathers. When I suggest that death is a bad thing, I…