According to Russell, explain why some people find philosophy to be worthless, or not worth study?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
In his own words.... ;-)
"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it."
-- Bertrand Russell --
- Anonymous1 decade ago
According to me, philosophy should elucidate the facts about reality, and really its just an organic process an individual goes through as they grow up and begin to acquire knowledge and experience about their world (THE world). Philosophy, as worthless, seems to be a good assessment, because often it fails to succeed in its purpose. It seems to over-complicate or cloud reality while distorting knowledge. A good foundation for politics religion and other proven blights on civilization.
- fra_bobLv 41 decade ago
What Mr Russell thought was his own opinion, and I do disagree with a couple of them.
To put it simply:
Philo = Love
Sophia = Wisdom
Philosophy = the love of wisdom
- Spade, Sam SpadeLv 61 decade ago
Ignorance. All things that require thought are worthwhile.
In my opinion at least. What Bertrand thought about the
validity of philosophy I couldn't say. I'm not that well acquainted with his work.