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Notes From Underground: Rational Egoism, Existentialism, and Christianity

I have just finished reading Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, along with secondary essays on the book. The novel, composed in two parts, is a satirical piece of Dostoevsky’s writing that paints an image of Chernyshevsky’s views as a rational egoist, and puts those same views through scrutiny by ‘Reductio Ad Absurdum.’ Chernyshevsky, a contemporary was part of a movement called ‘Rational Egoism.’ They held that 1) man acts according to self-interest and that 2) man  468 more words

Christian Thought/Living

Lonesome Musing: Moving

By: Christopher Aloysius Mariotti

Time moves, man: sometimes slowly, sometimes sideways, sometimes with unbearable celerity. But its constant is always motion.

Moving, just keep moving…

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Lonesome Musings

Tangerine Party, Tao Te Ching, and Meditations

Tangerine Party

This is probably the most memorable section for me from The Heart of Understanding.My experience with our tangerine party was very much like the one described in the book. 700 more words

Practicing Philosophy

Start Extensional Rant

Van Morrison once said “There’s always a struggle. Sure. What else is there? That’s what life is made of. I don’t know anything else, do you? 178 more words


With Glowing Gloom

ashen mists have their way
of slipping thin decades
of cold mold inside walls

full of stains spreading
threats of rain into eyes
creeping through trees… 80 more words


Obscured Visions Sing

in heavily harried heart
-beats fear is a cloud
-less day where senses
silently stray (every

-thing we want to say)
pedestrians turn their heads… 19 more words


Existentialism For The 21st Century

“Is our technology changing what it means to be human that much?

This is a question without a definitive answer … so far.  Futurists claim…

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