Friday, December 17, 2010

What does it take to believe in death... Part 2

Part of "What does it take to believe in death" series...
by Spiros Kakos

1. What does it take to believe in death... Part 1


Part 2...

I. The concept of Change
 
If death is also a change we undergo, why do we think that change results in something so drastic as...complete extinction? As I said in the The Extinct Fish that Reappeared Philosophy Wire, everything is a matter of definion. And we should re-examine our definitions if we want to really mature spiritually. If we cannot really tell how something can actually "change", then maybe the simplest childish answer that comes to our mind is the correct one: things do not change!


What does it mean for something or someone to "change"? How can something change? If it changes, doesn't it become a different "something"? How can we change every second, but still remain the same person? The most simple questions are the hardest ones. What is evident seems to hold the key to the most serious underlying dogmas that define our thought...

To be continued...

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