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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 all of the following:  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…

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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: lacks human sensibility to human life 

What Philosophers have always lacked is human intelligence, otherwise known as Wisdom.  They show no awareness of the darkness and depth of the human soul.  Their own minds are in the realm of those infuriating schoolboys, the young Sheldons, who are brilliant at mental arithmetic and at undoing puzzles made of squiggly stiff wire, and who keep asking Why. Philosphers lack ‘human sensibility to human life’.  That is a rather un-concrete…

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