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Does Philosophy Have a Purpose?

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:06 AM
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reply to post by LesMisanthrope
 


Bravo!
Will miss you bro, please compile all your posts and make a pamphlet/book sometime. You are a great philosopher




posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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Professor of philosophy really? I would love to talk to that guy, would be cool if he made a thread on the board in the philosophy section to ask him questions...though he probably thinks we are all petty and hes superior and the best.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:50 AM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
A lover of wisdom you say? Love of his own wisdom to be sure. What else can the philosopher know?

Knowledge is not wisdom.
www.jkrishnamurti.org...
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:53 AM
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Originally posted by ImaFungi
reply to post by Bluesma
 


Professor of philosophy really? I would love to talk to that guy, would be cool if he made a thread on the board in the philosophy section to ask him questions...though he probably thinks we are all petty and hes superior and the best


this kind of anti-intellectualism is why most scientists and professors stay away..

Luckily a few of us are curious enough to look past it
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 02:11 AM
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Does Philosophy Have a Purpose?

Yes. To give those who cant really do anything useful. A chance to have a career.


The really smart people have an epiphany that goes beyond simple logic. Something that would take a lifetime to explain to a low level thinker like a Philosopher.

Those who cant do, Philosophize .



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 02:12 AM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
Philosophy. Figuratively, it means “love of wisdom”; literally, it means absolutely nothing. What is love? What is wisdom?


I found this online about wisdom.


The fourth and final level is wisdom. Today, wisdom has become for many, indistinguishable from knowledge. But they are two different things. Often, what we find touted as wisdom is simply opinion. Knowledge is not wisdom. There is a big difference. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge. To be more precise, wisdom is knowledge that has been applied in a way that takes into account all its pertinent relationships and that is consistent with universal laws.

A glut of information can be a kind of Catch-22. While it adds to our knowledge, it can be a block to our wisdom. We can be so busy trying to process more and more information, that we don't have the time for the quiet contemplation that is essential for the development of wisdom. Without contemplation, we lose perspective and can lose our grounding. Without our bearings we lose a sense of place. Confused, we are more easily swayed.

It is essential then, that we learn to let the unwanted information we receive go in one ear and out the other and to get the knowledge we need, to stop somewhere in between. It is interesting that armed with mountains of information, we have turned arguing into a national pastime. It seems one can always provide more information to support a claim. We begin to think might makes right—more is better. In turn, relationships fracture as we go off with our own tangential, myopic views. We lose perspective.

Knowledge too, is a funny thing. It can deceive us into thinking we are wise. Knowledge alone is not wisdom. For example, have you ever known someone who is incredibly smart, maybe they get straight A's in school, or maybe they have several degrees, and yet their life is a complete mess? Perhaps you know someone who is sufficiently educated and yet they can't hold a job, can't act on basic instructions, and they seem to be constantly faced with a host of problems. What's wrong? These people aren't dumb. They don't seem to lack the necessary information to be a success in life. Yet for them, life is one struggle, one upset, after another. Sadly, they lack wisdom. Many people know a great deal but are all the more foolish because of it. They have not yet learned how to apply the knowledge they have. For the successful conduct of life, mere knowledge is not enough. www.foundationsmag.com...

And here is Osho speaking about Philosophy.

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 02:27 AM
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At the risk of sounding egotistical and a know it all.. You people are faaaar too literal.. Wisdom is knowledge, combined with objective perspective and experience..

Without philosophy, we wouldn't have critcal thinking.. Philosophy is one of the most fundamental aspects of discretional analysis..



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 02:36 AM
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Lol, it was a joke pal. Are you slyly implying you are a professor? If so that is awesome. What are your main interests?



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:05 AM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
To breathe, the philosopher needs to think.

How do you suppose breathing happens in deep sleep?
Breathing requires no thought.
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:08 AM
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Originally posted by LesMisanthrope

We all need to stop and think.


In your last thread you claimed that thinking does not stop.

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:15 AM
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Philosophy makes us think deeply which leads to meditation which leads to God or Universal spirit whichever you prefer. Then it can be discarded like all dualities.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by ImaFungi
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Lol, it was a joke pal. Are you slyly implying you are a professor? If so that is awesome. What are your main interests?


of course it was a joke xD

Seriously though, i am a philosophy professor, although i also teach physics and chemistry.. My interests include everything, nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education..
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by tachyonmind
nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education.

Is that a joke?

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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind
nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education.

Is that a joke?

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You tell me, funny (wo)man, what are you prepared to take seriously?
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posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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Does philosophy have a purpose?

...philosophy of what?

Å99



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:07 AM
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I will just leave you with a quote from
Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.


Riouz



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:09 AM
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Originally posted by tachyonmind

Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind
nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education.

Is that a joke?

edit on 6-8-2013 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)


You tell me, funny (wo)man, what are you prepared to take seriously?
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Nothing is spelled 'nothing' but you spelled it nuthink - I thought it was a joke - being as you have stated that you are educated.
It made me laugh.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:11 AM
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Originally posted by tachyonmind

Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind
nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education.

Is that a joke?

edit on 6-8-2013 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)


You tell me, funny (wo)man, what are you prepared to take seriously?
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I take nothing seriously. Life is not a puzzle or a competition.
Life is a play of light.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:23 AM
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Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind

Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind
nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education.

Is that a joke?

edit on 6-8-2013 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)


You tell me, funny (wo)man, what are you prepared to take seriously?
edit on 6-8-2013 by tachyonmind because: (no reason given)

I take nothing seriously. Life is not a puzzle or a competition.
Life is a play of light.


so in fact you take everything equally unseriously? (see why the world hates philosophers?)



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 04:24 AM
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Originally posted by tachyonmind

Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind

Originally posted by Itisnowagain

Originally posted by tachyonmind
nuthink is beyond investigation when you dedicate your life to education.

Is that a joke?

edit on 6-8-2013 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)


You tell me, funny (wo)man, what are you prepared to take seriously?
edit on 6-8-2013 by tachyonmind because: (no reason given)

I take nothing seriously. Life is not a puzzle or a competition.
Life is a play of light.


so in fact you take everything equally unseriously? (see why the world hates philosophers?)

Is it because they can't spell? lol
Does the world hate philosophers??? How did you come to that conclusion?

Why is life taken so seriously? And by whom?


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