What is philosophy? What use is it?

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What is philosophy? What use is it?

Post by Abrahamhiz » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:44 pm

Academic philosophy has become anathema to most people: it has become obscure and seems to have no relation to life. But some of us live by it. I think it would be good to explore what it is and what is its use. I offer the following:

Philosophy is the art of producing wonder. The object of wonder is the ordinary world. But we do not wonder about that which we know; therefore, philosophy produces wonder by dispelling the cvonviction of knowledge in us.

Wisdom is consciousness of ignorance, accompanied by an attitude of wonder.

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