Ataraxiom – the Philosophy of Ataraxia as an Axiom

neurometaphysics

meme – ataraxiom

noun;  hybrid of “ataraxia” (Ἀταραξία “tranquility”)+ “axiom“.

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Definition

Ataraxia is the entelechy (inner purpose and inherent end) of philosophy – or at the least of the philosophies of Epicurus the materialist and Pyrrho the skeptic alike. Depending on your view, ataraxia is the goal or at least the result of philosophy and the physical sciences.

In Pyrrho’s skepticism, nothing is known with certainty and there seems to be no way to ever come to certainty. There is no rock-bottom reality as far as we can perceive. Since everything would have to be proved by everything else, all argument is either circular or a chain that hangs from nothing and never ends. In other words, if we start with any positive statement, such as “I…

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