>>7644660 Well it is going to be impossible for two reasons. Firstly, because philosophy requires either a chain of logic or a general theory to justify itself (which could take several minutes/hours to properly explain). Secondly, philosophy isn't some kind of magical reviling of truth, which when reached will be total and complete enlightenment. It is a process and in its very nature cannot be experienced or 'reached' in 10 seconds.
>>7644699 >Falling for the meme of calling everything you don't like a meme/redditer/tumblr If you assume all schools of philosophy over all the history is senseless, then you are ignorant and/or too lazy to study it, knowing it takes time and dedication. Or, possibly, this is, hopefully, bait, in its highest quality. And it has been bitten.
>>7644660 What do you mean? Philosophy is everything. It's also inescapable--some form of philosophy underlies virtually every aspect of any given society; generally, when people ask these kinds of questions, or dismiss philosophy, they neglect to acknowledge the fact that they've accepted an entire conceptual system through socialization and social conditioning--an entire inherited value-system, underpinned by various forms of philosophy--without their conscious awareness. When you begin to read philosophy, beginning with someone like Plato, for instance, who claims that "the unexamined life is not worth living", you begin to develop the type of conceptual tools and mind state that enables you to begin to question your unacknowledged presuppositions and tacit assumptions about the world, that have been ingrained into each of us, whichever society you grow up in, and, if unchecked, rule your life and live themselves through you, like some kind of parasite. There is no seeing outside of philosophy, and if you don't use it, you merely accept the philosophies socialized into you as an innocent and inchoate mind. Even a total rejection of thought is itself a kind of philosophical position. Philosophy affords us an opportunity to perceive the world in new ways, to interrogate reality, truth, being, and everything in between. It opens up the possibility of new ways of being in the world. Your very self-hood and identity, everything that you think and perceive, is in some way influenced by philosophy, whether you are aware of it or not. And it can be an utterly life-changing enterprise, if pursued with diligence. I'd better stop now, but I could certainly go on.
>>7644839 of course, lol. most people just skip scholasticism altogether. modern philosophy is where it all really takes off; there are an enormity of seminal 20th century works, even, but all of them presuppose the reader's acquaintance with modern philosophy--so yeah, it's something you really need to slug your way through.
>>7644802 tl;dr With Philosophy you leave the world of mere sense-perception, that passive life turned upon itself in eternal consumption (the "I") and an advancement is made towards the free, active Thought.
That philosophy is literally the foundation of everything is trivial. All you have to do is take the concept of ontological commitment and apply it to everything, but perhaps most notably and surprisingly, to the sciences since it is the sciences that tend to brush off Philosophy for being non-instrumental and non-pragmatical (which is somewhat true, but that doesn't mean there is no Philosophy underlying the sciences). But in a matter of fact, Philosophy DOES lay the foundations of the sciences, for the simple reason that all sciences build upon a certain set of assumptions and these assumptions are ONTOLOGICAL COMMITMENTS or claims about how the world IS. And any talk of ontology, my friends, belongs to Philosophy, for ontology ⊆ Philosophy. I won't go into how PhD-level monographs, textbooks etc. all acknowledge more or less the importance of Philosophy for conceptualizing foundations of pretty much any field of human inquiry, for thinking about theoretical stuff in general, etcetera.
The chief problem is, and always have been, the ignorant undergraduates that lack a coherent bird-view account of things due to lack of theoretical knowledge (by and large, this means little to none knowledge of Philosophy). But given sufficient time, they have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Some never do, though.
>Thus, to sum up our discussion of the value of philosophy; Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because , through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind is also rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good. -Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy Guy really didn't like full stops.
>>7644660 It makes life easier, hard philosophy is self-help for autists. Not even being condescending, it's improved my life tenfold. And it kills time like no other, good shit. You need half a brain though so sorry OP.
>>7646503 >Better to be boring than to waste your time with philosophy.
philosophy is actually more retarded than religion, i'm considering throwing out all my philosophy and marxist bullshit books and replace them with one bible so my shelf has room for computer science and business books
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