How relevant is Philosophy?

douryeh:

‘You don’t have to suddenly devote your life to this or read every book you can about it, just a single book can open your eyes and allow you to look at the world in a different way. After that you can start developing ideas for yourself.’

Precisely & thanks… takes a weight off our shoulders @}}-

‘The actual text itself being too complicated is another issue. Even if you do find a philosopher you’re interested it doesn’t do much good if you can’t understand their writing. This is where it begins to seem more like a chore than a beneficial experience’ … ‘A good majority of philosophy is irrelevant but that doesn’t discredit the whole profession. Philosophy shouldn’t be for the uptight college professors or the snobby people that read it to say they have. It should be aimed for all people because that’s who it will benefit.’

Read with a smile, but also very true. Philosophy isn’t ivory tower. It’s for all of us.

Thanks for your post.

@D

Originally posted on The Politics of Writing:

On the surface, philosophy is irrelevant and boring, it holds no real meaning. A person can ponder if there is a god, or if humans have free will, but what does it matter? Say a person discovers he has free will, well then good for him. He still goes to work every morning, eats at the same restaurants, and watches the same shows but only now he knows it’s all his own will to do so.

This can be applied to other philosophical questions. Everyone has heard the Marx quote “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” But very few have done this. It also seems very few have desired to do this. In many ways it seems like philosophy is just back and forth between philosophers and isn’t relevant for the vast majority of people at all.

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