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Why is Philosophy such a complex subject to dissect?

by Ali Akbar 4 months ago in fact or fiction
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My personal perspective on philosophical knowledge.

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Philosophy isn't a "Route to Happiness." There is no such thing as a "Philosophy" that is unique to each individual. Philosophy is more than just a set of ideas. Philosophy isn't a want or a conviction, either.

Philosophy is a pursuit of knowledge. Philosophy is a form of intellectual activity. Philosophy is a sort of thought or a way of thinking that is distinct from other types of thought. It is not the goal of philosophy to be perplexed by the company's merchandise

A philosopher's contribution is a collection of philosophical ideas. This is not a philosophical statement. A philosopher performs philosophy, which is a search for knowledge.

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Philosophical topics address fundamental issues and beliefs, and their resolution necessitates complicated reasoning rather than scientific study. When we tackle these concerns philosophically, we don't strive to provide definitive answers; instead, we seek to establish fresh perspectives and different concepts so that we may make sense of seemingly contradictory issues. Philosophical issues are best understood as attempts to resolve a problem in a particularly "philosophical" manner.

We don't address philosophical difficulties by uncovering new facts, giving precise data, or bridging knowledge gaps. We solve them by making sense of problems that don't seem to make sense even after we've gathered all the facts.

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Oh man, so many reasons. Instead of typing out a full paper I think I’m going to use a list format instead:

  • Many of the answers are subjective
  • Language starts to break down later in the thought trains
  • We don’t have enough data
  • Often we don’t really want the answers, as they require very much change to occur — in our daily lives and conceptualizations if the world
  • Humans are natural biased for simple, and often evolutionary reasons
  • Philosophical whys are sometimes harder to answer than the counterpart of our scientific how’s
  • “You can’t handle the truth!” Is like so true on so many levels haha
  • The mind is often the enemy, so using the mind against itself is a weird quandary from the onset
  • Of our axioms aren’t correct every subsequent thought that relies on those original claims can seemingly fall apart — quite easily
  • Information has been withheld from the public, like duh.
  • Religion has cultured us in various subliminal ways (There is indeed a “god” of some sort, but you know what I mean)
  • Physical health is possibly a prerequisite for a stable thinking mind
  • The road often gets lonely, as our company doesn’t often ask as many questions — that the philosopher is intrinsically interested in or curious about
  • Pathological surety can often cloud our judgment
  • And for the last one, I want to use a quote;

“Give me 10 people who learned how to walk through walls over night, and I will show you 10 new bank robbers. Give me 10 people who learned how to walk through walls over 20 years, and I will show you 10 new sages.”

That is to say you can become quite powerful in waking reality after you get some answers to any of life’s mysteries. The “universe” set the game up like a test… do you really want to know? How sure are we that we will become the hero and not the villain with these upcoming “abilities” and insights.

“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god” – Aristotle

The Top 5 Philosophy Books: The Most Practical and Useful Right Away

  1. A History of Western Philosophy – Bertrand Russell
  2. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
  3. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig
  5. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

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Ali Akbar

Researcher & Analyst and Content Creator at Self-Employment.

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