mickthinks wrote:The task of the brain is to make sense of that data. Irrespective of any questions.
And when all of the data make sense immediately, there will be no questions. And when they don't (as I believe is inevitable) questions will arise that are not "irrespective of any questions".
Philosophy is just the same, except at a somewhat higher level.
LOL You might just as well say, to take one obvious example, "Music is just the same as noise, but at a higher level". It may be true, on an astoundingly low level, but it doesn't lead to the conclusion that Beethoven wasted his time learning to write symphonies, or indeed that I am wasting my time listening to them.
To put it another way, the difference between lower and higher levels is the point at issue. I believe we cannot reach the higher level without framing thoughtful and meaningful questions and then finding answers (leading on to more thoughtful questions, and thus a never-ending process of inquiry).
Do you have any evidence for your belief?
Or is it just a presumption, based upon the fallacious inference that because something was done one way in the past that it must necessarily always be done that way?
PS I don't follow your analogy of noise and music. Noise is by definition random and 'incompressible'. Music is not random, and contains many overlapping patterns, it can be considered as 'compressible'.