Why is philosophy relevant in an academic sense? In terms of relevant information gained, isn't philosophy a negative-sum endeavor? I mean we all have thinking minds, question our place in the world, but to study the opinions of others? This attitude of cohesive idealism reminds me too much of religion.
Because theories aren't developed by one person thinking in the shower for 5 minutes. They are developed for years by countless individuals. For this to occur the development must occur within philosophical structures.
e.g John Locke builds the foundations of Liberalism as an moral and political, the continentals continue to build on Liberalism applying it to history and economics, modern liberalism is not applied to ethics, political philosophy, international relations, economics and so on.
I have a laymen's view of philosophy, but this argument still holds no weight to me. So you stand on the shoulders of others, but to what end? In this field, where is the practicality? What's the point of studying? Is it mere satisfaction of curiosity? I'd really like to here the opinion of someone who really digs the study of philosophy, because I don't get it at all.
Oh so because I greentexted it's suddenly a meme? Fallacy fallacy bruh
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Shouldn't have bothered cause you are either a troll or retarded; same reason I ignore the religion threads
The only pursuit philosophy has (in modern times) is the justification of its own existance.
Its willingly viewing the world from a 2000+ year old perspective, because the practicer is incapable or unwilling of grasping complex modern concepts.
EVERY FUCKING TIME
do you think laws and ideologies are relevant? Is there any sort of moral system that you subscribe to? Do you believe (or disbelieve) that "ethics" are a thing?
Congrats, you already believe philosophy is relevant