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The purpose of Philosophy is...

To find actual answers (resulting in an end to all questioning).
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To generate thought (no end to the process).
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roydop
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The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Post by roydop » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:17 pm

I have a theory that thinking is consciousness constructing a relative form of existence. Subconsciously it's: "I know I exist when I'm thinking."

Consciousness that has forgotten that it is the Absolute will construct something relative to it in order to reaffirm it's existence. This relative creation is a Ponzi scheme - a self-enforcing feedback loop that will develop exponentially, causing it's own eventual collapse.

Proof of this would be the development of a self-referring system that has no end, like thought. Philosophy being a subset of thought, it would exhibit the same characteristics. Human's growing addiction to the screen is another example of a relative form of existence.

So is the question/answer system an attempt to actually produce answers that will bring conclusion to the system, or is it's real purpose to simply reaffirm (quite redundantly) your existence?

Investigation into the thought process indicates an exponential increase in the amount of thought and use of symbols within human consciousness. There's also the fact that you, or pretty much any other human, is incapable of stopping their thoughts.

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Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Post by Logik » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:28 pm

Incomplete set of options.

I would also add: Humanizing the ape

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The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Post by henry quirk » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:35 pm

...to kill time.

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Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Post by Logik » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:40 pm

henry quirk wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:35 pm
...to kill time.
You are a free will. Why do you outsource responsibility? ;)

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Post by henry quirk » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:14 pm

"Why do you outsource responsibility?"

For killin' time?

Cuz I can, I wanna, so I do.

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Post by Logik » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:30 pm

henry quirk wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:14 pm
"Why do you outsource responsibility?"

For killin' time?

Cuz I can, I wanna, so I do.
Not a very result-driven person, are you? ;)

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"Not a very result-driven person, are you"

Post by henry quirk » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:19 pm

When it cones to killin' time: my standard for success is understandably low: time passes, I'm moderately amused with next to no self-expenditure, success!

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Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Post by PeteJ » Fri May 03, 2019 3:36 pm

roydop wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:17 pm
I have a theory that thinking is consciousness constructing a relative form of existence. Subconsciously it's: "I know I exist when I'm thinking."
Yes, and when you're not. Your post suggests you're most of the way to the Perennial view of these things.

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Re: The Purpose of Philosophy is...

Post by Alemm » Mon May 27, 2019 10:56 am

Academic philosophy should concern itself with helping to connect together the various disciplines and looking to build a framework which helps make them intelligible to each other--and to the general educated public. In society: To achieve social peace, by encouraging power to moderate itself and by encouraging people to take into account the common good. In Human Life: to make sense of one's life and to help the individual to live meaningfully.

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