posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by g0dhims3lf
Rational philosophy can't grant everlasting life or reclaim the dead, but your point is taken. Broadly, philosophy is a quest to find the grail or the
answer to everything. In those terms, it's the same as religion or spiritualism, insofar as it invents answers that're impervious to science or
reasoned inspection. I think that philosophy, mostly, is not empirical, even with the best of intentions.
As for emotions, I'm not as certain as you. I just brought it up because despair is an emotion, is it not? When a loved one passes away or an old
place you love is destroyed and swept away forever or a child or hero is killed harshly over several years by a debilitating disease, none of these
things can be undone and neither can they those who're lost be brought back to us. When a murderer unleashes their actions on the world and escapes
punishment and some day dies, the thought that there's no divine justice to make them pay for their deeds is unthinkable to some people, and similarly
can bring on feelings of hopelessness and impotent righteous anger. So my thought was if there were no emotions then there might not be despair. It
was only a simple thought. I hadn't thought about how emotions might be tied to drive. I'm sure there're other things I could have said.
on 7-8-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)