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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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The Philosophy of Academia is not Wisdom, part 1.

PHILOSOPHY USES THE WRONG METHODS FOR ‘WISDOM’  Philosophy has for my taste always been pseudo-philosophy, since it began in about 580 BC.  It has been an expression of minds that lack that special intelligence and capacity for understanding that human beings have been blessed with   Philosophers either lack it or leave it disregarded and fallow. The birth of philosophy was in some ways a massive regression from the wisdom…

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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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