Absolute Safety

We all want personal safety for ourselves, and also the safety of the people we care about.  So, many of us believe in a heaven, where we and our loved ones will be protected against all harm.  But suppose that there is no heaven.  Then it seems that absolute safety is not for us mere mortals.

Mystics tend to believe otherwise.  They believe that they can be absolutely safe come what may, Continue reading

What’s Your Philosophical Temperament?

In “My Philosophical Development”, Bertrand Russell writes:

…I have always been deeply persuaded that, from a cosmic point of view, life and experience are causally of little importance.  The world of astronomy dominates my imagination and I am very conscious of the minuteness of our planet in comparison with the systems of galaxies.  I found in Ramsey’s Foundations of Mathematics a passage expressing what I do not feel: Continue reading