18. Philosophy

How can we approach questions when science cannot provide answers? The ancient field of philosophy is critically important in the light of profound uncertainty and on account of the collapse in credibility of many traditional sources of value systems.

Resources providing an overall introduction to philosophy:

What is Philosophy?: Video #1 from “Crash Course Philosophy”
“What is Philosophy? The meaning of philosophy” from PHILO-notes

18.1 When philosophers were mistaken

18.2 Practical examples of the impact of philosophical decisions

18.3 The potential large impact of transcendent thinking

“Transcending Conditioned Ways of Thinking” by Eckhart Tolle

18.4 Awareness of philosophical biases and fallacies

18.5 Implications of modern science and tech for traditional worldviews

“Life After Death” with Sean Carroll
“God is not a Good Theory” with Sean Carroll
“The arguments against life extension” by Ingemar Patrick Linden at London Futurists

18.6 Strengths and weaknesses of religions

18.7 Strengths and weaknesses of humanism

18.8 Theories of good and evil

18.9 Virtue signalling

18.10 Evaluating unborn generations

18.11 Theories of mind

“Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality” by Anil Seth
“Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever” by Kurzgesagt

18.12 Free will

Sam Harris on “Free Will”

18.13 Approaches to determine ultimate priorities

18.14 Evolving a framework for ethics fit for the 2020s

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