Aponia & Ataraxia

Aponia & Ataraxia

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"Terror management theorists consider TMT to be compatible with the theory of evolution:[12] Valid fears of dangerous things have an adaptive function that helped facilitate the survival of our ancestors' genes. However, generalized existential anxiety resulting from the clash between a desire for life and awareness of the inevitability of death is neither adaptive nor selected for. TMT views existential anxiety as an unfortunate byproduct of these two highly adaptive human proclivities rather than as an adaptation that the evolutionary process selected for its advantages. Just as human bipedalism confers advantages as well as disadvantages, death anxiety is an inevitable part of our intelligence and awareness of dangers." -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_management_theory#Evolutionary_backdrop + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Wessel_Zapffe#Philosophical_work + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Szasz#"Myth_of_mental_illness"

"The tragedy of a species becoming unfit for life by over-evolving one ability is not confined to humankind. Thus it is thought, for instance, that certain deer in paleontological times succumbed as they acquired overly-heavy horns. The mutations must be considered blind, they work, are thrown forth, without any contact of interest with their environment. In depressive states, the mind may be seen in the image of such an antler, in all its fantastic splendour pinning its bearer to the ground." --https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychomotor_retardation#Causes

— Peter Wessel Zapffe, The Last Messiah

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrownness + https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negentropy :

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“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.” --Albert Einstein

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmicism#Principles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specious_present :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_line#World_lines_in_literature

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"Forrest (2004) argues that although there exists a past, it is lifeless and inactive. Consciousness, as well as the flow of time, is not active within the past and can only occur at the boundary of the block universe in which the present exists."

"The objective world simply is, it does not happen. Only to the gaze of my consciousness, crawling upward along the life line of my body, does a section of this world come to life as a fleeting image in space which continuously changes in time." --Hermann Weyl

“Whatever is real in our universe is real in a moment of time, which is one of a succession of moments. The past was real but is no longer real. We can, however, interpret and analyze the past, because we find evidence of past processes in the present. The future does not yet exist and is therefore open. We can reasonably infer some predictions, but we cannot predict the future completely. Indeed, the future can produce phenomena that are genuinely novel, in the sense that no knowledge of the past could have anticipated them. Nothing transcends time, not even the laws of nature. Laws are not timeless. Like everything else, they are features of the present, and they can evolve over time.” --Lee Smolin

"Of all obstacles to a thoroughly penetrating account of existence, none looms up more dismayingly than “time.” Explain time? Not without explaining existence. Explain existence? Not without explaining time. To uncover the deep and hidden connection between time and existence, to close on itself our quartet of questions, is a task for the future." --John Archibald Wheeler

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspectival_realism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_horizon
 
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Aponia & Ataraxia

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