Does understanding philosophy lead to progress?

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    If "progress" = more scientific control of physical processes, yes, when general philosophic musings/hypotheses become falsifiable "scientific" hypotheses.

    If "progress" = understanding/awareness of incompleteness in any axiomized system sufficiently complex to frame most issues, yes.  This = maturity re pretension/reification of a System or a Method that is not bijecting (corresponding to) scientific "atom-counting"--i.e., contemplation/questioning of e.g. ontology, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. 

    A general pattern in philosophies:  the further apart from physical processes, the more opinionated/less generally self-evident the axiomizations.

    Hegel's system of an unfair Master gradually being replaced by a more aware slave is a concluding archetype of the philosophic process..."concluding" as the next (albeit "softly" or more opinionated) sciences developed were the psychologies, sociologies, and the political, economic, and linguistic theories and hypotheses which have basically replaced most prior philosophies' musings; what is left are O Sole Mio projects such as Kierkegaard's, Nietzsche's, Heidegger's/Sloterdijk's, and Camus', as the more psychological orientations, Sartre and Deleuze as social psychology, and some merely doctrinaire-communized sociological "philosophers," who generally project their psychologisms onto society--as a totalitarian and pseudo-scientific impulse.

    Wittgenstein noted that either a philosopher worked within a scientific tradition, in which case she would be more examining its assumptions from within the particular framework, or the philosopher working more outside a discipline, which latter O Sole Mio perspective he regarded as fundamentally philosophic.  It is reasonable to correlate early Wittgenstein's "Tractatus" with the logic of working within an obviously logic-based science, and later Wittgenstein with the more personalist/soul-field perspective he was developing.


    The Slightest Philosophy;

    There's Something about Godel;

    Understanding Yourself, by Mark Prophet.

  • Dejair
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    To understand the writings of others is good; but how is your art in communication ?

  • 1 month ago

    Not unless you get the first lesson in morality, which is

    “Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

    ― Plato

    ON here there are several fools who criticize new Christians because they are not perfect. That is very stupid and morally wrong. And I am sure their lives (the criticizers) are sewers and they will be condemned on that basis alone.

    "You criticized and you were WORSE"

  • 1 month ago

    Progress to where? McDonalds?

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