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Category Archives: Life and Death
Work and life, retirement and eulogy — through allegories. Continue reading
What is the relation between alcohol and superheroes? Here are some philosophical reasons to get drunk. Continue reading
Why did Roger Federer have to go and lose in the second round? Well, may be we know why… Continue reading
The last post in this series on Games that People play, this piece looks at how rules can be so designed as to generate conflicts that ensure stability. Continue reading
How to understand life in terms of its underlying rules. Evolutionarly biology first. Continue reading
When our kids turn 13, we turn ridiculous. How do we handle it? Continue reading
About a fifty-year old Parker pen that held an important lesson for me.
The sixth and last post on the philosophy of death looks at the paradox or the absurdity of living at all, given that there is a death looming, and tries to find a sliver lining. Continue reading
The fifth post on the philosophy of death looks at another notion of continuity. Even for those who believe in no soul or god of any kind, the physical world is real and continuous. No sane person would think the world comes to an end with his death. Then again, nobody has accused me of sanity. Continue reading
What is soul, and why do we need one? Philosophy of death is surely incomplete without a discussion of this matter. Here is the fourth post in this series. Continue reading
The severity of a pain is not merely its intensity, but its duration as well. Given that death puts a definitive end to our worldly durations, how does it affect our notion of punishment commensurate with crime? Here is the third post on the philosophy of death.