Posted: Jun 08, 2014 2:31 pm
by Keep It Real
OK; here is a brief summary:

Atheism
I define “atheism” as the view that it is highly unlikely that the Abrahamic God exists, and that there is no good reason to believe that any other god exists

Afterlife skepticism
Afterlife skepticism is the view that it is highly unlikely that there is an afterlife. I define “afterlife” as consciousness after bodily death, including brain death

Free will impossibilism
Free will impossibilism is the view that free will is impossible. I define “free will” as that which is sufficient for one to be ultimately responsible for one’s intentional actions performed for a reason.

Moral skepticism
Moral skepticism is the view that it is highly implausible that objective moral facts exist. Therefore, under moral skepticism, it is highly implausible that anything is objectively “good” or “evil” or “right” or “wrong” or “morally obligatory” or “morally impermissible”.

Existential skepticism
Existential skepticism is the view that it is highly implausible that life has inherent meaning, purpose or value.

Thanatophobic irrationalism
Thanatophobic irrationalism is the view that the fear of death is irrational.

Negative hedonism
Optimizing one’s state of mind over one’s lifetime is the ultimate goal that best fits all plausible ultimate considerations.

Achieving and maintaining peace of mind
My philosophical positions promote peace of mind in a variety of ways.

Beyond peace of mind
Once one has achieved peace of mind, positive emotions may enable one to feel even better.

Political hedonism
Negative hedonism implies political hedonism, the view that the only rational stance to take toward political matters is to do whatever optimizes one’s state of mind over one’s lifetime, while remaining mindful that one’s empathy (if one has it) incorporates the welfare of others into one’s own state of mind