Category Archives: Musings

Frost

By: everylittlething   Frost matches snow for its ability to purify countryside and town.  Like most people,  I love the snow – the first real snow of the season is a source of great excitement.  Those people who tell you … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #6)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: Are there specific things that are fundamentally necessary for a meaningful life? Some may suggest that experiencing love, or living for a certain minimum amount of time, or … Continue reading

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Holly

By: everylittlething   How easy it is to forget the raw hands and wet socks of a snowball fight – to neglect to remind oneself that lying down with sunburnt shoulders is, to say the least, uncomfortable – and how the … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #5)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: Albert Camus made a famous reading of the Greek myth of Sisyphus in which he characterized human life as fundamentally absurd. The image of a man forced by … Continue reading

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Dear O2 Academy (Sadly, A Letter of Complaint)

By: Lydia Crow   Dear O2 Academy, Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on the well-organised and fabulous evening which was the Ben Folds Five gig last night. The organisation at the door was smooth, the venue amazing and … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #4)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: This seems to connect with something you touched on earlier, about definition. To define is to make a thing distinct, clear – definite. In boredom, the overwhelming feeling … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #3)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: 
In your recent paper ‘Boredom and Consciousness’ you suggest that boredom may be as much a solution to the problem of meaninglessness as a cause or symptom. By … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #2)

By: Patrick   Read the first part of the interview here.   Interviewer: That seems like an important distinction, between ‘the meaning’ and the ‘meaningfulness’ of a thing. Yet, why is meaningfulness necessarily important at all? I can imagine a life … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #1)

By: Patrick   Interviewer: In daily life we refer to different kinds of meanings: we talk about the meaning of a person’s actions, the meaning of a word, the meaning of life. What sort of meaning that you have in … Continue reading

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Nothing

By: Lydia Crow   Nothing to say, nothing to give. Nothing to die, nothing to live. The tar of the greasepaint, the feather of time Scars my skin in this pit of lime. A moment in time, a pause in the … Continue reading

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