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February 2020

Anti-Philosophy

Chapter 3: Overview, 3 already in attachment3 overview

This chapter is mainly on the revelations by Russell and Wittgenstein that most of the problems making up Philosophy have simply been elementary mistakes in language.  But let me say this first: 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?  Someone said it is just …

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Anti-Philosophy History of Philosophy

Chapter 9: The Birth of Philosophy: deductive logicking, already in attachment Born as deductive

PHILOSOPHERS FASTENED ONTO DEDUCTIVE LOGIC AS THE WAY TO WISDOM These matters are the first I did in my attempt to understand  Philosophy: According to History of Philosophy, the first philosophers started with axioms (which are self-evident postulates that couldn’t be wrong) and then used deductive logic on them (which also couldn’t be wrong) to reach further and further back to the basic Truths of the universe and of life. …

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Chapter 4: Overview, 6 already in attachment6reductionism 

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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