By Madeline Diamont - We can bleed and feel that pain, embrace it and wait for the scar to form so we can continue on with our lives and our mission to be better.
By Rory Jones - Life rules are not bad, but they must be assessed to determine if they align with the person we want to be or if they need to be cast off in favor of more robust life rules.
By Josh Petersen - Testimony, I think, defines in part what it means to be human — to cooperatively and socially understand the difficult and massive world around us. When we lose that ability, we also lose a part of what makes us human, what makes us social creatures.
By Taylor Gross - The amount of suffering in the world seems disproportionate to the amount of human progress.
By Emilee Clark - Think about the relationship you have with people in your daily life and the status of those relationships? Do you value some more than others?
By Lillian Rutledge - In Albert Camus’ The Stranger, an existentialist novel, the sun causes Meursault to lose his sanity and his compassion, but it isn’t until the sun actually sets that he experiences this loss; specifically in jail following his trial, Meursault becomes distraught with God, with life in general, and feels as if …
By Andrew Graziano - Only when you are captivated by an idea or theme do you then want to explore it. Mahler explains that the same concept applies to a piece of music.
The Curiosity Manifold is dedicated to publishing the philosophical wonderings of young people between the ages of 18 and 28 for the purposes of giving voice to their unique philosophical perspectives, creating community, and furthering the overall philosophical enterprise.
Paradoxically, the more you try to avoid boredom, the more bored you become.
One of the great dichotomies is that of big space and small space. The Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge explores this in his book Silence in the Age of Noise. In his solo crossing of Antarctica, the talks about the absolute silence of the place. He saw nothing living for 50 days. This brought him a …
There is but one experience every human being will share and that is death. The death I am referencing is, of course, physical human death. There are many kinds of death aside from this though; the death of relationships, of personal identity, of paradigms, of isms, and of innocence. These are all traumatic extencitions, each …
In the developed world, a great percentage of the population lives in urban/suburban areas disconnected from nature, to which you might ask, what’s so wrong with that?
What is a friend and what is friendship for? It’s not as frivolous a question as it might seem on the surface. In fact, many philosophers have spent a great deal of time on the subject throughout the centuries, and so too will we wrestle with it here, for I think it’s one of the …
My body was not alone, but my mind was...I was undefinable.