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by uwot
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 203
Views: 42564

Re: Philosophy is useless

Hi Satyr, as you say, Nietzsche "specifically mentioned Spinoza as an example." Well yes, the nature of examples is that they not examples unless they are specific. You then say: "But, I notice, you come out of the woodwork when famous names are mentioned." I hadn't noticed; is it actually true? If ...
by uwot
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 203
Views: 42564

Re: Philosophy is useless

Hi Satyr. Nietzsche was talking about all philosophers;

"how much of personal timidity and vulnerability does this mask of a sickly recluse betray"

in your case?
by uwot
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 203
Views: 42564

Re: Philosophy is useless

Hi ForgedinHell. I think what this forum amply demonstrates is that philosophy as practised by people who invent laughable alter-egos or who write as though were scripting a low budget sword and sandals flick is useless. More generally appreciating someone's philosophy helps you understand how they ...