Museum Guide
for
An Existential Philosopher's Museum

    This is a short description of what will be found
in the major sections of this museum.
Major attractions in each section.

THE WHOLE MUSEUM

    An Existential Philosopher's Museum brings together
several dimensions of existential thinking.
In contrast to other existentialism sites on the web,
this one does not dwell on the past
but focuses on the present and the future.

    And instead of reviewing the thoughts of dead philosophers,
this home page represents the thoughts of a living philosopher,
James Leonard Park.

    The seven basic divisions of this museum are:

1. Love.

2. Sexology.

3. Existentialism.

4. Unitarian Universalism.

5. Existential Spirituality.

6. Medical Ethics.

7. Death.

8. Miscellaneous. 


1. LOVE

    This section of An Existential Philosopher's Museum
explores all dimensions of loving relationships between peers.
The book reviews and other rooms in this section
seeks to make Authentic Existence central to loving relationships:
romance; freedom in love; loving without needing;
jealousy; multiple loving; birth planning; sex; marriage; etc.
Go in the LOVE door .


2. SEXOLOGY

    The sex-script hypothesis is the major innovation
of the sexology section of An Existential Philosopher's Museum.

This new theory of human sexuality
suggests that we are imprinted with our sexual responses
beginning at an early age and finishing about age 20.
This sex-script hypothesis informs all the book reviews
and other rooms in this part of the museum.
Go in the SEXOLOGY door.


3. EXISTENTIALISM

    Rather than study dead philosophers as an academic exercise,
this section of the museum presents existentialism as a viable,
living philosophy for the present.
You might already have some existential elements in your philosophy of life.
Go in the EXISTENTIALISM door.


4. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM

    This creed-free liberal religious movement has deep roots in the past,
but the living, present manifestations are the focus here,
including such things as online sermons by living UU thinkers;
electronic magazine for UUs on campus;
world wide cyber community;
and many other resources and links.
Go in the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM door.


5. EXISTENTIAL SPIRITUALITY

    Existential Spirituality is a new form of spiritual life,
continuing the tradition begun by Søren Kierkegaard.
This is a living option for intelligent, self-critical persons.
Several book reviews point careful readers to meaningful resources.
Go in the EXISTENTIAL SPIRITUALITY door.


6. MEDICAL ETHICS

    Rather than presenting medical ethics
as a professional or academic discipline or concern,
this section deals mostly with medical ethics
from the consumer's point of view.
Each of us should create our own medical ethics.
Reviews of several books that can help us
draw up our own Advance Directives for Medical Care,
books on preparing for death, etc.
Go in the MEDICAL ETHICS door.


7. DEATH

    We all must die some day.
But instead of just letting it happen,
we can make some meaningful preparations
for ourselves and those we love.
How would you most like to die?
This section of the museum has several rooms
devoted to safeguards for life-ending decisions.
Go in the DEATH door.



8. MISCELLANEOUS

    Everything that does not fit elsewhere is put here.

Go to the Miscellaneous door.
 


 

The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author.
The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by the University of Minnesota.