Most of the time, cats come across as utterly indifferent. They don’t seem to care about other cats and aren’t too attached to their owners. But does this mean that cats are immoral, heartless creatures? Are cats, from a philosophical viewpoint, devoid of ethics and virtue? According to philosopher John Gray, author of the book Feline Philosophy, Cats and the Meaning of Life, cats have ethics and are also capable of love and affection. The book explains feline philosophy using John Gray’s interesting insights supplemented with theories and views by other philosophers like Arthur Schopenhauer, Michel de Montaigne, and Plato. Based on my interpretations of Gray’s ideas, this video explores what we can learn from cats. What Cats Teach Us About Happiness | A Cat's Philosophy Support the channel: ✔️ PayPal: 🤍🤍paypal.me/einzelgangerco ✔️ Patreon: 🤍🤍patreon.com/einzelgangster ✔️ Bitcoin: 3HQnEz1LQ4G6dqN2LdZgzc7qoJjJCyWjTC (Donated BTC and want in the credits? Send me an email with the amount/address) 🎞️ Animations and thumbnail art by Munkaa: 🤍🤍youtube.com/user/jus7y Purchase Stoicism for Inner Peace (affiliate links): 📘 Paperback: 🤍amzn.to/3wB9iHb 💻 Ebook: 🤍amzn.to/2RdjbKV Purchase Unoffendable (affiliate links): 📘 Paperback: 🤍amzn.to/2RJYfti 💻 Ebook: 🤍amzn.to/35e23a5 Merchandise: 🛍️ Shop: teespring.com/stores/einzelgangerstore 🛍️ Merchandise design by Punksthetic Art: 🤍🤍youtube.com/user/JRStoneart Creative Commons (attributions): Angry cat sound: 🤍freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/415209/ Blalock painting of a cat: 🤍commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BlalockFatCat.jpg Peasant with cat painting: 🤍commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peasant_Courtyard_David_Teniers_the_Younger.jpg Cat and flowers painting: 🤍commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mignon-chat-detail.jpg Cat hunting painting: 🤍commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cat_hunting_Birds_(Bruno_Liljefors)_-_Gothenburg_Museum_of_Art_-_F_87.tif Christians painting: 🤍commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Triumph_of_Religion_in_the_Arts_(SM_892).png Peterson: 🤍commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jordan_Peterson_(46411965752).jpg Therapy footage: 🤍archive.org/details/threeapproachestopsychotherapy1drfrederickperls Therapy footage 2: 🤍archive.org/details/understandingwhywetakedrugsanotherviewpointanewinstitution 00:00 - Intro 02:09 - The vegetarian cat 03:39 - Cats are fine being cats 06:34 - Cats: independent, individualistic, and serene 08:42 - Cats don't rely on stories 10:19 - Rules for life (from cats) #cats #notcaring #rulesforlife
The default human condition is one of misery?
Cats live in the present
"Most people use rationality to support what they believe in, not to determine if what they believe in is true"
Wow what a great sentence man
4T_fwF-Torc&t=10m21s 10:21 SJW's are offended that Gray made this completely ridiculous claim
Thank you 😊
Asian women is the closest humans comes to being "human cats". They are beautiful creatures loved by everyone and will stay if you treat them well. Many of them have a Buddhistic mindset that is very similar to the feline mindset. Be enlightened from within and live in peace with yourself and everything will be fine. Since they don't demand, men will provide, just like a cat that doesn't demand anything. If you don't provide for the basic needs they will eventuall leave you and find what they need another place. And occasionally they will scratch you up - but if they do it is mostly your fault.
Wtf is this atheism propaganda
Go seek help for god bro, instead of finding the meaning of life. Your life will be guaranteed
Amazing video to watch
Cats are very cool and interesting
cats do care for they re owner, my frwind was deppressed for a few months and his cat do care añd not leaving him, but if you fake that they will not care and can feel our heartbeat
So based on what you’re saying
Cats, rape, other cat
Should we humans do the same thing just because other humans do not think this is immoral behavior ?
This is what’s wrong with subjective morality
4T_fwF-Torc&t=6m52s 6:52 obviously this is slightly different, but the moment I spot a spider, I say a phrase and my cat comes running to find and kill it
I've owned 16 cats for two years. All of which were birthed under my roof. I will never own cats again. Probably will never own any animal again. The return on animals is worthless.
Humans do not garner their ethics or morality from religion.
I've heard this philosophy before from a unemployed stoner friend who gets baked in his mom's basement 24/7. He also offered up the wisdom of why people should learn live like a octopus...both were truly hilarious and meaningless.
Cats are better then us.
They don't suffer from many mental illnesses like humans.
Cats are just much more dumb than a regular human.
Humans have morality and ethics? Have you watched the news? LMAO!! I've seen feral cats show more compassion to nursing orphan kitten than I've seen in a lot of people around the world who abuse their own children. Anyone who's owned a cat knows cats are capable of deep love, affection, and they need us just as much as a dog does. Cats also do not lie, they do not murder, get addicted to drugs, beat their children and lock them in a room, or any other number of atrocities that only we humans can take credit for.