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A philosophy is the guiding compass of life.
Great philosophers were top scientists throughout history, and even the concept of science is based on the philosophy of empiricism, which states that the true basis of knowledge is sensory information.
The world is rich in exotic ways of looking, understanding and living life, because of the various kinds of philosophies that one can seek guidance from.
If we look at our dreams and the brain’s capacity to hallucinate, we can see that nothing outside our existence may be real.
Everything could be an illusion, a long dream, and we could be the only person that existed in a world of ‘Maya’. This is what solipsism is all about.
Existential nihilism states that life has no inherent purpose or goal. Life, according to nihilism, is accidental and has no intrinsic value in itself. The modern interpretation of nihilism tries to portray this as a form of motivation to make life meaningful, at least for oneself.
Life, according to Hedonism, is filled with meaning due to pleasure and happiness.
This ‘pleasure principle’ of the hedonism philosophy is rooted in our basic instincts since the stone age (food, sex, etc.). It openly advocates feasting on pleasure and making it the ultimate goal of life.
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