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  1. If you can read and have someone to discuss the content of philosophical works with, then you have a minimal set of knowledge.

    But it doesn't guarantee anything.

    The minimum condition for understanding what exactly unfolded over the course of 2,500 years of the history of philosophy is a curriculum that treats the history of philosophy as a whole. Or rather, you need to get acquainted with the point of view of the scientific history of philosophy. Otherwise, we will only have a chronological set of teachings that someone and somehow accidentally typed to your taste.

    Here we take any work, we think that it is philosophical. Why should I? The author himself said so, the crowd of fans said so? This has no scientific significance whatsoever.

    We need to understand the CONCEPT of philosophy. And it will show which works are considered philosophical and which are not. Because it will be clear whether the author is engaged in the subject of a single philosophy, which she has been engaged in for all 2500 years. And it is clear whether the author explores this subject in a philosophical way.

    For if we want to know philosophy, we must comprehend not only the historical features, but also the imperishable things contained in every teaching, the eternal. And this is the main thing, and historical conventions are the tenth thing.

    And in the course of such a thoughtful study of the eternal content in a deep historical philosophical teaching, we will master the method by which this content is comprehended. And infinite content is only comprehended by infinite form. We will understand that the limit of philosophy is only in itself, and there is no external limit to it.

  2. First, a general knowledge of history to understand that any philosophical idea is a product of specific historical conditions.

    Secondly, the basics of logic, but this is rather-mastering the method that is mainly used by (Western) philosophy.

    Third, and I think this is the most important thing, the knowledge, or rather the understanding, that our only tool – the mind-is very limited, which means that the only thing we can expect from philosophy is to discover its limit. At this point, it is important not to be disappointed in philosophy, but to find a way to use its methods in life. It seems to me that this is the moment when real philosophy begins.

  3. To “enter” the limits of philosophy, knowledge only hinders. It is no coincidence that Edmund Husserl considered phenomenological reduction, i.e. the “suspension” (putting out of brackets) of ready-made representations (“epoch” in phenomenology) to be the main procedure in philosophy (he identified it with phenomenology).

    The reduction allows for the appearance of what has been “affected” in the form of philosophical questions (here I have “added” other phenomenologists).

    In other words, the first step in the direction of philosophy is connected with what “affected”, even in an inept form, in the form of philosophical questions (you ask them, if you ask them). These questions can be reduced to the question “how is this possible?” (another form: “why is there something, and not vice versa-nothing?”).

    Having asked this question, you will find yourself in the space of real philosophy. And at this step, you need to create a philosophical text (or a variation of an existing one).

    For further steps, see my channel.

  4. Hello, you don't need to have any specific knowledge to study philosophy, in fact, you can start studying philosophy without really knowing anything about it, but this will not affect the learning process in any way.

  5. Of course, to start with, you must have a secondary education. After all, it thus (already) presupposes, firstly, that the minimum amount of knowledge and at the same time different and necessary, that we can also talk about the comprehensiveness of knowledge (and knowledge), and secondly, education or this process itself brings thinking to those necessary forms that begin to acquire the features of logical (and systematic) thinking or, as philosophers would say, correct thinking. As the Roman philosopher Boethius puts it, “to strengthen ourselves in the ability to reason correctly,” and “only then can we move on to a reliable knowledge of things themselves.”

  6. Philosophy is not a profession, but a way of life, a state of mind and consciousness! All people are focused on their EARS and EYES. The sage just smiles like a child. With respect.

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