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February 2020

Anti-Philosophy

‘Philosophy’ has always been bunk, 3: its belief in logicking rather than sensation

‘Philosophy’ has always been considered to be: the love of wisdom, the search for Wisdom, the foundation of Western civilization, of the uniqueness of the Western mind.  But what does it actually do exactly?  Someone said it is just  informal logic.  I am ashamed to say that I don’t know exactly whether that is true.  It sounds about right.  Philosophers are very good at it but it’s not wisdom. Philosophers…

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‘Philosophy’ has always been bunk , 9: deductive logicking

PHILOSOPHERS FASTENED ONTO DEDUCTIVE LOGIC AS THE WAY TO WISDOM We are told that the first philosophers thought that to arrive at true knowledge, they first had to start with axioms, which are self-evident postulates that couldn’t be wrong, and then use deductive logic on them to reach final propositions.  These latter reflected the necessary and eternal nature of the universe! (from here).   This  for me, comes closest to explaining…

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‘Philosophy’ has always been bunk, 2: reductionism on human life 

Philosophers do a  reductionism on human life until it isn’t human life anymore.    What  I mean by ‘reductionism’ is that human life is not left as an irreducible whole, as in a novel by Anthony Trollope.  It gets chopped up and mentalized into abstract concepts which are then worked on, logicked on, generalized on.  (That last sentence is the best my inadequately philosophic mind can presently do.) Philosophers themselves…

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