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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We’ll Never Solve

By |2018-11-22T10:15:09+00:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. The bad news? These are questions that may always lay just beyond the limits of our comprehension. Here are eight mysteries of philosophy that we'll probably never resolve. 1. Why is there something rather than nothing? Our presence in the universe is something too bizarre for words. The mundaneness of


Is the Concept of ‘Free Will’ an illusion?

By |2018-03-24T21:51:13+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Lifestyle, Social life|Tags: , , |

The concept of free will could be little more than the result of background noise in the brain, according to a recent study. It has previously been suggested that our perceived ability to make autonomous choices is an illusion – and now scientists from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis, have found that free will may actually be the result of electrical activity in the brain. According to the research, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, decisions could