Everyone is interested in what happens to things when we aren’t looking at them.Scientists have carefully studied this problem and some of them came to a simple conclusion - they disappear. Well, not quite like this. Phenomenalist philosophers believe that objects only exist as a phenomenon of consciousness. So, your laptop is only here while you are aware of, and believe in its existence, but when you turn away from it, it ceases to exist until you or someone else interacts with it. There is no existence without perception. This is the root of phenomenalism.
Time is something that we perceive as a matter of course, if we view it at the moment, we usually divide it into past, present and future. Presentism argues that the past and the future are imagined concepts, while only the present is real.
In other words, today’s breakfast and every word of this article will cease to exist after you have read it, until you open it again. The future is just as imaginary, because time cannot exist before and after it happened, as claimed by St. Augustine.
Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. The universe has a limited supply of energy. According to this theory, when that energy finally runs out, the universe will devolve into a frozen state. Heat energy produced by the motion of the particles, heat loss, a natural law of the universe, means that eventually this particle motion will slow down and, presumably, one day everything will stop.
Piano Man happens only on Thursday nights at Treff’s. My Thursday nights are usually reserved for studying but this night I found myself with no homework and at a bar. At Piano Man, you write a song title on a napkin, the waitress collects them, and the piano guys perform all requested songs. It’s probably the only interesting bar scene in Waco and now I can say I’ve done it, dancing on chairs with my girls.
It’s the ultimate goal. It looks simple when its sum up like that in a single word but it is so difficult to obtain. At this point in my life, I find myself the furthest away from sophrosyne than ever.
“There’s nothing quite like the feeling when you’re listening to a song, written by someone you don’t know, who you’ve never met, who somehow manages to describe exactly how you felt a particular moment in your life.”