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  1. At the school where I studied, in the math class there was a quote from Lobachevsky about the fact that you can't help but love mathematics, you can only not know it. I think the same applies to philosophy.

    The truth is that this is a complex subject, which, unlike, for example, mathematics or, say, physics, is dangerous because it seems simple. Unlike physics, philosophy (as a rule) does not use complex formulas, graphs and diagrams, and philosophical texts are written in natural language. This creates the illusion that they are understandable to any reader (unlike, for example, a textbook on quantum physics, whose incomprehensibility is obvious).

    At the same time, philosophy is no simpler than physics, and, moreover, in many ways similar to it. To understand it, and therefore to love it, you need to approach it in the same way as physics: study it systematically, starting from the simplest versions of ancient philosophy and moving on to more complex philosophical constructions. I'm sure you were told in physics classes at school that if you skip the topic, it won't be clear what happens next. Now, this applies to philosophy in the same way. For example, skip medieval philosophy, and Renaissance philosophy will be quite difficult to understand: taken out of context, it will seem like some meaningless verbiage.

    And of course, everything that applies to other sciences applies to philosophy, namely, that you need to look up incomprehensible terms in the dictionary, and reread incomprehensible texts several times.

    Then, over time, the picture will become clearer, and you will be able to enjoy the dialogue of philosophers that has been going on for two and a half thousand years, from the subtleties of philosophical argumentation, from unexpected trains of thought and original views on eternal problems. Moreover, you will understand that the problems that philosophers talk about are not purely theoretical. On the contrary, these are life problems that directly affect each person, the society in which we live, and our attitude to the world.

    And then, honestly, you will love philosophy.

  2. No way. You can't force someone to love or want something. You can love philosophy if you have ALREADY loved it. Otherwise, even clumsily, but ask questions related to philosophy. Before that, you should not “study” philosophy or read philosophical books (the analogy is appropriate: “love” and “make love”). But whether you are open to philosophy, as well as in simple language about metaphysics, you can clarify on my channel “Socratic conversations”.

  3. Counter-question: Why do you want to love philosophy?

    If you don't want to, don't love, don't force yourself.

    If you love something, you usually don't ask yourself HOW. The question of how, is a question about the method.

    Do you see any advantages in philosophy for yourself?

    First, try to figure out what philosophy is for you.

    When you say philosophy. What do you mean?

    For you, this is an academic discipline that you need to pass and forget?

    What philosophy do you want to fall in love with? All or part of the philosophy?

    History of philosophy? Logic? Argumentation? Problematization?Academic or practical philosophy?

    Philosophy is a very diverse knowledge, in its diversity comparable only to art.

    Choose the one that you like, well, for example, as it happens when you choose which girl you like.

    Choose the philosophy that you like and love it, give it time, attention, and get to know each other better. Look at the advantages of this +.

    The word philosophy itself is translated from Greek as “love of wisdom” or as love of truth. This is a rare case when the very concept of love is already embedded )

    Here, for example, is another little-known aspect of philosophy. Plato in his work” The State ” in the project of the ideal state in management put philosophers. For him, philosophy is managerial knowledge and method. Manage yourself and others.

    Is it important for you to understand yourself and your thinking?

    If you don't see the pros, don't love them.

  4. Here the key word is understanding and the deeper, the more correct. This is the initial version, a lot of literature on Philosophy, and various biographies of different Philosophers. If it sticks out, to put it in modern terms, consider 50% has happened, and then continue to develop and develop.

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