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  1. I can only give a tentative subjective answer, based on just 20 years of studying philosophy.

    In my opinion, there can only be one understanding – either you understand or you don't understand. If you understand the difference, for example, between the concept of form and the concept of content, then it is captured immediately and forever.

    Another thing is that if you think that you have understood some philosophical construction – but in fact it was an erroneous understanding, then with age (with further” studies ” in philosophy) you can correct this mistake and correct the understanding to the correct, or approximately correct, that is, in the sense that its author meant in the concept.

    As you accumulate knowledge with age, you are more likely to use it differently, expand its interpretation, or challenge it critically: that the answer to some question, given, for example, by Aristotle, and understood by you-you are no longer satisfied.

    Also, quite objectively, based on the study of the corpus of texts of many philosophers, their interest in problems changed over the course of their lives, and not in understanding the same things.

    Almost all philosophers at a later age moved away from the problems of ontology (the meaning of being, space, time, being, etc.) to the problems of moral, ethical, and value. Whether such a shift in interests is accidental or has a fundamental meaning is still an open question for me, because I am still, after only 20 years, not ready to turn completely to the field of axiological research.

    Summing up, I can say for sure that with the help of long practice, you can expand and interpret the understanding of philosophy, as well as change the areas of research areas.

  2. Purely subjectively, no.

    With age, the desire to sew is lost. Philosophy is taught in most cases to impress with scholarship, to fluff the tail in front of girls.

    With the age of the line; “a thought uttered is a lie” finds too many supporting examples to make an effort and delve into the next verbiage.

  3. It depends on what understanding you are talking about. If we talk about the professional understanding of a specialist, then, as in any science, work experience and knowledge expand the possibilities of understanding. If, of course, a person is seriously engaged in his business, and does not hack. The experience of hackery reduces the possibility of understanding on the contrary. In this sense, philosophy is no different from mathematics. But perhaps you are referring to an amateur general cultural understanding (as they say about understanding symphonic music, for example). Then age, I think, has absolutely nothing to do with it. What matters is the degree of interest, which may increase or decrease with age.

  4. not true. although, what is meant by philosophy? if blabla, then maybe it's better, if the way the world works, then NO, even worse, having lost your Dream and Liveliness, you become even more PRAGMATIC, more down-to-earth, and in fear you come up with rubbish about reconciliation with death.

  5. With age, the smart one becomes more sophisticated, and the fool is more cunning. Folk wisdom. Many people do not understand what philosophy is, and this is just a love of wisdom. Philosophy cannot be studied, it must be learned, and these are two big differences. Here is an example: you want to learn the teachings of Pythagoras. To do this, you need to pass a test that includes: first-spend 30 days fasting, and then refrain from words for 5 years and then start studying his works. To study the writings of philosophers from their writings is like hearing that halva is sweet, but you don't have it in your mouth and you can't taste its sweetness. You can read all the works of smart people and die a fool. But age plays a significant role, because with age a person acquires everyday experience, and this is the most important achievement of a person!!! With respect.

  6. True, but on one condition:

    If with each passing year of maturity I did not stop in understanding life and began to better understand one thing – the second, the third…

    And not just to read and memorize a lot, but to understand and use what you have learned.

  7. This is not related to age. With the knowledge that accumulates in you as you go through life. Understanding of cause and effect, the inability to follow a visible path, obvious facts that turn out to be too primitive and destructive. Only the realization of this gives you the opportunity to understand the truths spoken by ancient philosophers from a different angle.

    You can live a long life and still be blind. You can live for twenty years and understand the words and meanings embedded in them. Well, you can live your life studying all this, but just be well-read and knowledgeable, but this will not add to the wisdom.

    Try to think more broadly, deeply and voluminously, even looking at simple things. Start with a light one, with flowers, and herbs. Moving on to more complex structures and living things. Your path to wisdom will open up for you, and as far as you go along it, so much will open up to you the knowledge of philosophy.

  8. Very likely,but why? A person is helped to build and live by a song, not by philosophy. I don't know a single non-philosopher (I mean,whose salary doesn't depend on philosophizing) who would benefit from philosophy.And if there is no help and no sense,then why the hell do you need it? Sit around and get smart? Or be buried on an island in Kaliningrad?🤗

  9. Philosophy refers to special (academic) knowledge, as it abstracts the experience of being (empirical and theoretical) into the methodology of cognition. There are many schools of philosophical generalizations, but all have the same task-to find the shortest path to the truth. Philosophy is not accessible to the average person, because it requires deep essential knowledge, not only in concepts, but also the ability to think in categories. People who are not engaged in this science accept the subjective worldviews of their own or other ordinary people as philosophy. Moreover, some people make judgments about things without understanding the subject of the judgments, that is, without knowing that there is a consciousness other than thinking, as well as understanding, comprehension, and self-consciousness. The highest categories of awareness are:: Being, Truth, Space, Time, God…

  10. Definitely yes, because we gain experience with age, face different situations and problems, learn to overcome them and remember solutions.

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