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This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy . Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. " What is the meaning of life? ", " Where did we come from? ", " What is reality? ", etc.).
Sum is an internationally bestselling book of fiction published in 27 countries and languages. It was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian and The Week , and named a Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble, Chicago Tribune , New Scientist , The Guardian , and The Scotsman . At one point, Sum was ranked by Amazon as the #2 bestselling book in the United Kingdom. "This little book is teeming, writhing with imagination." - Los Angeles Times
Not to be confused with Possibilism . Possibilianism is a philosophy which rejects both the diverse claims of traditional theism and the positions of certainty in strong atheism in favor of a middle, exploratory ground. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] The term was first defined by neuroscientist David Eagleman in relation to his book of fiction Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives . [ 6 ] Asked whether he was an atheist or a religious person on a National Public Radio interview in February 2009, he replied "I call myself a Possibilian: I'm open to...ideas that we don't have any way of testing right now." [ 6 ] In a subsequent interview with the New York Times , Eagleman expanded on the definition: "Our ignorance of the cosmos is too vast to commit to atheism, and yet we know too much to commit to a particular religion.
Thus there are two books from whence I collect my divinity. Besides that written one of God, another of his servant, nature, that universal and publick manuscript, that lies expansed unto the eyes of all. Those that never saw him in the one have discovered him in the other; this was the scripture and theology of the heathens; the natural motion of the sun made them more admire him than its supernatural station did the children of Israel. The ordinary effects of nature wrought more admiration in them than, in the other, all his miracles.