We all read so that we can know something. But not just to know something slightly or partially, but to know something entirely. A noble reason to read that is. Yet, despite such noble aims, no human mind can know anything. Not entirely nor partially, and that includes the very proposition of this book. By using argumentation theory, academic skepticism, and an old thought experiment know as the Münchhausen trilemma, I will demonstrate to my readers the arbitrariness rooted in all beliefs; that all our worldviews in both philosophy and science alike rely on unjustified presuppositions. A PhD cannot know something with anymore certainty than a toddler can know something. And I think that is a wonderful thing.
In life, there are many domains upon which we may reflect: love, death, meaning, or religion. And we are often encouraged, by one generation after another, to reflect and consider deeply those many domains of life. We must think thoroughly about love, about what a happy life is, about our relationship to death, and about meaning
And so, I reflected. And what I have discovered from those moments of thought is now written in the book before you. Reflections on the cyclic nature of existence: of death and life, of beginning and end, of young and old; reflections on what can dissolve our sense of individuality, of what can remove from our awareness that sense of unique personhood; and reflections on the sources of human morality, be they divine, natural or axiomatic.
Over many books and years, what I have considered about various subjects in life has been written into this book. A collection of meditations.