posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 10:23 PM
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
I am reading a book called A Concise Introduction to Philosophy. It's like a text-book.
I remember when I last tried reading this book I gave up on reading the book because I didn't like studying it... I thought it was silly of me to
take it too seriously. Now I'm a little more mature than I was when I was last studying philosophy so I can take the matter more seriously without
it destroying the world-views that I have.
I am curious. How should I go about studying philosophy? Should I take a careful approach to philosophy? I know the subject can potentially be
damaging to certain people.
[edit on 23-9-2008 by Frankidealist35]
Um.. I'm going to try and not sound like an ass... but come on ..
It's philosophy for one thing.. it's theorizing, looking at patterns and most times outlandishly uncritical critical thinking.
Another thing... wtf do you mean by destroy the world-views that you have? do you think they are real? or the "right" view? It's called a
collaboration of everything you've been subject to..... imagine the day you turn off the sponge that soaks this world up is the day you are severely
out of tune with reality, because it is constantly changing.
Potentially damaging? .. please provide some evidence? what the heck are you talking about? ... do you not understand what philosophy is?
What philosophy are you talking about anyway? .. there is Greek Philosophy, American Philosophy, Eastern Indian Philosophy, New Philosophy, and Old
Philosophy.. ... and then there are a million things in between.
Maybe you came to the right place if you're asking this question, because it sounds like you're scared of believing things other than what you
[edit on 10/10/2008 by PuRe EnErGy]