TRYING TO BE REASONABLE
Why am I here?
Do I have a soul?
Am I immortal?
If a ten year old child asks you questions like the ones above, how would you reply?
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How Philosophy led me to Buddhism and a much more interesting life?
Let me begin with a Scruterian twist on the claim by the famous philosopher Rene Decartes that Ergo Cogito Sunt, “I think therefore I am”. This statement was the end of the search Descartes conducted for a statement that could not be doubted. He found that he could not doubt that he himself existed, as he was the one doing the doubting in the first place.
Firstly we need to know what philosophy is all about. Philosophy has been going ever since the time of the ancient Greeks, Aristotle, Plato, Euripides and many other thinkers who sought for a way of living that would permit them to flourish, this is called Eucademia. Human flourishing is the reward of the virtues and values and happiness is the goal and reward of human flourishing. Self-direction (i.e., autonomy) involves the use of one’s reason and is central and necessary for the possibility of attaining human flourishing, self-esteem, and happines