who does philosophy and why they do it?
- 1 month ago
Philosophy means the love of wisdom. Everyone needs it.
- KongfuciusLv 41 month ago
Perhaps it it not who and why but must. In the end it is a mean to better ourselves and whole society
- ♜Ⓢⓚⓨ ❍ Ⓓⓞⓥⓔ ♜Lv 41 month ago
Anyone who attempts to create a complete viewpoint of the universe and their existence within it. Why they do it? It is because they care. Simple as.
- peter mLv 61 month ago
Not sure who of which school-of-philosophy you are asking about but
here goes jose.
Quite a number of answerers here are either subjective-philosophy
enthusiasts or relative philosophy types.
Either way they make mistake after mistake within philosophy....
and so choose to mainly steer clear of more "pure philosophy" questions
& answers & stick with technical or science answers.
Not "pure science" or technical answers mind you, these are not usually
found in this category as one might expect.
What generally happens is if an answerer wants to hide the fact of
answering here by, for example, looking up a standard answer in Wikipedia
and so not giving the more exact reason why they do usually answer
such PHILOSOPHY questions SCIENTIFICALLY.
Not naming names but one such does philosophy because of a (correct)
Christian faith-based belief... yet because their faith does not allow
BELIEF CRITICISM the philosophy teaching is naïve & below par
as it were.^
And this can be expanded too... other contributors either believe too
much in SCIENCE & others believe too much in a spiritual, more
mystical side-of-philosophy & where they show this in their rather
"flowery" & overblown commitment to the WORDS they use rather
than the arguments that they use (or misuse).
^ I call it "childish" too... & have described it previously as philosophy
that we ALL ordinarily DO IN OUR CHILDHOOD (I was there talking
about the specific difference of philosophy in the ENVIRONMENT when
describing such-below-par, subjective type answers.
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- 7FlightsupLv 61 month ago
People get glimpses of Truth, or Reality, and then try to relate it through words and their intellect.
- PLv 71 month ago
There are basically two groups, and you can easily pick them out amongst the regulars here.
The first group are the natural philosophers who create their own opinions and question everything, they live philosophy. They are the thinkers of original thoughts and lovers of wisdom. This is where philosophy originated all around the world and where science was founded.
The second group are the academics, the historians of philosophy and studiers of knowledge. They study the ideas of others and base their model of philosophy on examples which they judge appropriate to their own work. They can have a range of motives.
Both groups in their own way seek to maximise their self actualisation, in other words achieve enlightenment
- smallLv 71 month ago
Often philosophy is the result of idle thinking.
- Mike WLv 71 month ago
Philosophy is done by philosophers. They do it to understand why we do things. A philosophizer, on the other hand just likes to come up with what they think are clever sounding sayings. Maybe they're right.
- tizzoseddyLv 61 month ago
Some people think more often than others, and some people think more deeply than others, but I think virtually everyone thinks about philosophical questions. They do it because it's human nature to do so. Philosophy is just people trying to figure out the fundamental questions of life: what's really going on, and what's the best way to deal with it.
- Wire and StringLv 71 month ago
we all do philosophy, because to question things is the nature of humanity.