Answering the Fundamental Question Of Philosophy

“Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” — Albert Camus.

My book club has been reading about the philosophy of stoicism for the last weeks, and one cannot read a page of quotes without coming across philosophy and philosophers. The science of philosophy is a worthwhile study given the time; however, for most people the weightier questions of philosophy are put aside for the daily grind of feeding the family and surviving one day at a time. There hasn’t been much philosophy written by single mothers or men working in the coal mines.

That’s one of the many reasons God sent us Jesus. He put forth a philosophy that is simple in its language and in its truth — Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself. It is a philosophy that the poorest of the poor or the hardest working man on the chain gang can understand and follow.

I don’t mean to denigrate the science of philosophy, and its weighty questions are worthy of all of us. But when time fails us, we always have a fall back — Love they neighbor as thyself.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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