Ansiktsburk wrote:Maths or logic in themselves have never done anything useful, those are tools. It's when you use them for a purpose they get useful. Philosophy can be seen as basically the same, at least the way I use it. I use it to sharpen my" internal reasoning", and to get road models in ethics, politics and so forth.
I have done more for mobile phones than most here, both technically, using programming, logic and that kind of boring sh*t, but even more coordinating projects, handling people and "society". And philosophy (even though it's my hobby) helps me mentally in the political world which makes a business fly.
Whining about "philosophy does not do anything useful" is like kids in school whining about "why do we have to learn this, we will never use it". I went to a technical institute to become a civil engineer, and had to tamper with some the most difficult maths classes the country I live in has to offer. Even though I knew I never would use it (i haven't done anything as difficult as Pythagoran theorems since I left university decades ago), even though I don't particularly like maths. But did I whine, did I find it waste of time? No. Being able to solve advanced math problems gave me a good confidence boost, and helped my thinking generally.
Same with philosophy. I read Rawls "a theory of justice" at the moment. I'm pretty sure I will never be in a position to rule a country but I find it stimulating, and I don't know to which end that knowledge will come.
As for making "stupid questions" about definition about "sense" and stuff, well, you will not start an ordinary business meeting with that kind of question, but for sure, there is room for lifting very basic questions now and then. "What is productivity", like.
But yeah, my reading philosophy will never make a rocket fly. I think.
Nonsense and babble, ranting and raving!
Why does big billion dollar buisnesses that spend billions in research not hire philosophers? Because they'r utterly useless.
Not once in your post do you actually prove that philosophy has broad relevance, nor that it is a solid foundation in your work.
You just make a claim that it's usefu, but never backs it up, so that makes you per definiton an idiot!