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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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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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