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The Philosophy of Academia is not Wisdom, part 2

Wisdom is learning about oneself and about Adam and Eve.  It is not some kind of objective knowledge arrived at by logic, mathematics or science, that can be argued, and demonstrated to other people for them to agree with, and that students can write down in their lectures. Some people are satisfied that they have gained Wisdom by sitting in class and writing down the science that other people have…

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Anti-Natalism Philosophy

Benatar’s ‘Anti-Natalism’ is philosophers’ logicking, not Wisdom on Life.

I have always had a distant image of philosopher David Benatar as having a lot to contend with in a difficult place at a difficult time.  I came across one of his actual ideas by chance on the Web.  And in what I write below, I base myself on what I find on the Web (here, here and here; and for personal flavour, here,  here and here.) DB begins by…

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Counter-philosophy Philosophy

The Philosophy of Academia is not Wisdom, part 3

When I started reading interpretations of the great Philosophers of the Western World, from Thales of Miletus onwards, I couldn’t believe they could really have been serious in expounding their logico-mathematical cogitations as Wisdom.  I couldn’t hold what they seemed to be saying in my mind.  Surely, I felt, they must  be saying something higher and deeper, but which I was failing to get hold of.  (Am I right in…

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