The Problem of Absurdity

A New Series from Embodying Philosophy

Matthew David
Embodying Philosophy
4 min readFeb 21, 2024

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Lately, I’ve been feeling the results of living in an absurdly free society. The society that we’ve cultivated in the West is one of unbridled creativity and a level of individual freedom that hasn’t been cultivated before.

With all of this freedom comes new myths — new ways of living and modes of being that haven’t really existed in the past. Because of this, there must be a new kind of philosophy that emerges — one that is born out of the estrangement from ourselves that we feel.

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Matthew David
Embodying Philosophy

Philosopher. Writer. Coffee Addict. I write about Philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to Existentialism. https://medium.com/@matthew-david/about ←Learn more here