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Who are the modern day equivalents of Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Kant, Hume, Descartes, etc ?


Who are the thinkers, in or out of academia, who are continuing to explore the meaning of our existence? Religions seem satisfied they have found the answers. However, given new technology in the area of understanding human nature and the eventual ability to capture our neurological functioning outside of our bodies, who are the people who are coming up with theories of mankind's purpose and role in the universe?

 

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    J, thank you for introducing me to some of these writings! I did a google search n found essays under "The Greatest Challenge", many of which I really liked. I became less enchanted with some others, but I sent "Emotional Ecology" to my daughter:)

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Noam Chomsky has ALWAYS interested me. In fact, my activist friend in Mpls was able to put a piece I wrote IN THE SAME little magazine that he was able to get Chomsky to contribute to. Protesters at the 2008 Republican convention handed it out.

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Well, then, d.william, I'll have to start reading YOU!

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Helen, my previous comment didn't show up, so excuse me if this is a duplicate. What I had written was simply that I will have to do a search and check this out. Maybe that would be an interesting hub is his work entrigues you :) I


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    I had forgotten about Thomas Moore. I think his quotes were often in a little Catholic news brochure,"The Christophers," put out by Fr. James Keller. I used to save each of those brochures because they had really cool quotes. Thanks for reminding me!

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Your answer is very interesting to me since, actually, this question popped into my head from reading another hub writer's question on science and religion! Life seems to be a fascinating puzzle with a large number of pieces missing, yet to be found.


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    My, my goodness! I just posted this question and you whipped out this small treatise? So I think you must have been thinking about thinking and reading and writing about thinking for a long time. Very interesting - love the cadence of this piece


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Resident, (tee hee) Thanks for stopping by. I like your style!

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    I have been meaning to read that for YEARS! Now I will, Thanks so much Borsia. I think he wrote that a few years after Alan Watts wrote "The Book"


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