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Happy? Consider How Giving Builds a Life of Meaning

By Thomas William Nielsen — 2015

This article is part of a series, On Happiness, examining what it means and how it might be achieved in the 21st century.

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Does Essence Precede Existence? A Look at Camus’s Metaphysical Rebellion

Albert Camus lived during a tumultuous time that included his experience of World War II and the Algerian War. Camus is most prominently known as an author of fine French literature but he was also a philosopher.

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Kierkegaard on Why Anxiety Powers Creativity Rather Than Hindering It

“Because it is possible to create—creating one’s self, willing to be one’s self…—one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there were no possibility whatever.”

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What Is Existentialism

We have ambiguous relations to the nineteenth century. For at least two decades, maybe more, we have felt ourselves from time to time, and more or less consciously, in revolt against it.

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Ecosophy: Nature’s Guide to a Better World

The most exciting and beneficial things I believe happened to humanity in the past century were physicists’ recognition that “the universe is more like a great thought than like a great machine” and astronauts lifting far enough from Earth to see, feel and show us how very much alive our...

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5 Reasons Why Plato and Aristotle Still Matter Today

The ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle may seem like the quintessential Dead White Males, but in fact they’re very much alive.

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