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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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Anti-Philosophy History of Philosophy

‘Philosophy’ has always been bunk, 7: The Pre-Socratics.

THE BEGINNINGS OF REASON IN ANCIENT GREECE This may be a popular version of the History of Philosophy but here it is: Reason, I have read, was synonymous in ancient Greece with Logic, with Argument, with Thought, and with Philosophy, and that it hasn’t always been with us!  This seems to mean that Reason hasn’t always been amongst Man’s mental accomplishments.  The Classicists tell us that it was the pre-Socratic…

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