Is there still a problem if you accept the problem? Why or why not?
- 3 months ago
Awhile back I heard a story about a frog in a pot where if you turned up the heat slowly....it accepted the problem.
- 3 months ago
It will still be a problem until it is resolved.
- peter mLv 64 months ago
Of course there is still a problem.
The big problem right now is the Environmental one.
And if one truly believes in the Popperian method as I have always done
-even been taught it as I have explained- then that big-problem-future is
quite easily mapped by doing some logic + economics + politics + philosophy.
Of course through the years it has been quite obvious what was going to
happen & like many others back-in-the-day we could see what was frighteningly
real in biology with animal numbers falling with increasing habitat reduction
(see also E. Kolbert The sixth Extinction).
The minor problem of philosophy's method was of course not a minor one to
others like me. But philosophy's bankruptcy was all-too-easy to any enquirer
worth their salt although I except that it took the life-work of one of our best
scholars to bring it to mass publication & so-to-life.
let me just say this; I feel more sorry for students of philosophy than I can
ever do for those who will "hold on" against all the evidence which is
available for critical-rationality. And because the philosophy system may
not change (& change too late where large parts of the natural environment
becomes inhospitable to humankind & so to reason.
(obviously I include as part of "natural environment" philosophy teaching &
learning of the universal educational kind).
While philosophy ponders & backtracks (= as its not going forward but increasingly
historicist et al) we could see a big rise -under environmental pressure- in bad
things like "fake news" & misinformation. We have seen a lot of this in the theory
that things are getting colder not hotter & that there is no global warming or any
such danger. Ludicrus I know but its poss origins via organised multi-national
companies is not. So along with fake news there could be a considerable rise
in corruption also.
Fortunately there is a way that we here in philosophy can better tackle this
Environmental problem, specifically putting it at the forefront OF TEACHING too.
That is To Map philosophy itself as (I agree a smaller) part of the total environment
now...yet using the revolutionary & cutting-edge new objective method -our only
logical one incidently- using this search method to quickly yet flexible map all
or MOST OF THE PROBLEMS associated with "the Environment".
This will have to be done more-than-once (but not too many times) hence
as I say FLEXIBLY (yet Quickly..).
This shouldn't be an enormous problem in itself, certainly one which is likely
& probable given the required will (& with the earliest start a successful resolution).
I myself here in various places have argued for some practical measures like
the immediate acceptance of the U.N. of Nation-wide population reductions
via education, small families & economic pressure (paying small families, not
then those that have more children).
As I say this should be one of the CHARTERS of membership of the United
Nations, and at or near top priority. I am not-too-sorry for being rather blunt
but to be fair I myself have almost wasted years of my time here trying like
hell to cajole & give clear examples of a simple but necessary change to
(what has usually been seen as the FAITH behind our western learning
culture..) HISTORICAL Philosophy.
Historicist philosophy was a complete mistake - a rational one for & from
which we need NO apologising for.
And those who stick to the old system are as much a part of th problem AS
THOSE WHO USED TO BELIEVE THE FAKE ENVIRONMENT NEWS.
This is clear now & hopefully "my problem" will increasingly become a thing
of my past so becoming someone else's problem (better able to complete it
- smallLv 74 months ago
Yes, because if you accept a problem, the need to find a solution for it becomes the next issue.
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- Anonymous4 months ago
Excuses. Deny you have a problem until you can no longer ignore it or refute its existence, and then begin to make excuses for why the problem exists. But denial and excuses bring you no closer to solving the problem.The first step in solving a problem is recognizing there is one”Acknowledging a problem exists is the first step to finding a solution. Coming out of denial
- tizzoseddyLv 64 months ago
I agree with John P; it depends on what is meant by "accepting the problem". Additionally, I think it depends on what, specifically, the problem is.
I define a problem as a situation that is other than what one desires. Normally one will try to solve a problem by trying to change the situation such that a more desirable situation is achieved.
Accepting a problem might mean recognizing the fact that one is powerless to change the situation. This might alleviate some of the negative effects (such as mental stress) that are causing the situation to be undesireable, but it might not alleviate all the negatives. (If mental stress is the only negative, I don't think it was much of a problem to begin with. I'm thinking of someone that has a problem with someone else's haircut, or piercings, or some some such thing.) An amputee might see the loss of their body part as the problem, when perhaps it would be better to see it as figuring out how to do things without the body part. If one can get from point A to point B without the use of legs, then in regard to this specific task, the lack of legs is not a problem.
- Jay RLv 74 months ago
Simplistically, a problem is something that bothers you. Attitude and point of view cause and/or solve problems.
- Campbell HaydenLv 74 months ago
Yes, there will still be a problem
since 'acceptance' of a problem is not always the necessary remedy to it.
- PearlLv 74 months ago
yes, its still there until you solve it
- John PLv 74 months ago
Depends what is meant by "accepting the problem". If I, living in the UK, want to go and see my son in Spain tomorrow, the problem would probably be the very expensive flight. I might decide to pay that vast price, but at the end of the month the problem would be transferred to my bank account. Thus still a "problem" for me, but a different sort of problem than that of "missing my son", resolved by travelling at vast expense to see him.
So what are you really asking?