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  1. War is the subject of discussion of philosophy, usually moral. It is also one of the phenomena that philosophers comprehend and that can be conceptually included in their views.

    Of course, the war was more often discussed in more politicized philosophical directions. For example, it plays a significant role in the views of Thomas Hobbes, in which society agrees to create a Leviathan state out of fear of a war of all against all (initial anarchy). At the same time, researchers note Hobbes ' personal fear of civil war, which influenced the nature of his views.

    Of course, people often talk about war within the framework of ethics, for example, to find out whether a just war is possible and why. On post-scienceArseniy Kumankov popularizes this topic. By and large, the philosophy of war studies the conceptual models that justify the causes, ends, means, and consequences of conflict itself. As well as the moral problems that arise, since in practice military propaganda does not talk about the weak points of these models. For example, propaganda of heroism will not tell you what psychological problems and moral dilemmas war veterans face.

  2. Metaphorically, the most direct. Nietzsche said that philosophy is the work of belligerent people. But in fact, philosophy criticizes, argues, and radically separates itself from other parts of culture. In addition, in our language, the basic metaphor of an argument/discussion is war (we say “broke his arguments”, “won the argument”, “took a strong position”, etc.). In addition, the ability to think and argue gives power. So the belligerence of character is no coincidence for many philosophers.

    As for the realities, philosophers are part of society, and societies are often linked to war in one way or another. There were humanist philosophers and pacifists, and there were those who justified or even called for war. This is especially clear in Antiquity: for example, according to legend, Pythagoras actively contributed to the fact that the city of Sybaris was captured and destroyed. But Cicero was one of the authors of the concept of natural law, on the basis of which restrictions in the rules of warfare will gradually appear in Europe (especially in relation to non-military, ordinary citizens).

  3. Philosophy, and even more so the philosophy of history, has a very direct bearing on wars. War is death, violence, human suffering, poverty, savagery and filth. The issues of wars, or rather, their prevention, should become the most relevant issues for philosophy and the philosophy of history. If today more intellectually and morally developed alien beings came to us and figured out what was happening and is happening on planet Earth even in the “civilized” 20-21 centuries, they would undoubtedly make the following conclusion: “Earth is a”Planet of Cretins”. The inhabitants of the Earth are at enmity with each other, fighting and killing each other because some believe in Christ and others in Mahomet. Christians of different sects also kill each other because they pray differently. They can't divide the territory of the earth between them and kill each other. They've learned to produce a lot of food, but they can't feed everyone. They have accumulated a lot of weapons, but they invent new ones to kill each other faster and more. They have polluted their lands and waters so that the destruction of their beautiful planet is already visible. And they do many other things that we can't understand or explain.” Someone will have a question: what does philosophy have to do with it? Very much to do with it. The fact is that all major wars took place according to the scenarios of the ideologies of imperialism, Nazism, and communism. But these ideologies did not arise by themselves, but on the basis of certain philosophical ideas. Therefore, the task of today's philosophical minds is to comprehend the development of human civilization and develop the philosophical foundations for creating a new world order that ensures fair and peaceful coexistence of peoples and states and the ecological treatment of the planet Earth.

  4. First, what do we mean by the word “Philosophy”, the love of wisdom, or something else? And what does divine love and war have in common? War is the defense of someone's interests, on any scale, in fact, it is politics. And politics, as you know, is an opportunity to dominate, it is power. In life, the victory of the strong is replaced by the defeat of the strongest.

  5. Philosophy is the main culprit in unleashing wars, revolutions, various coups,seizing power,perestroika, building various communisms, etc.for the simple reason that philosophy does not go about its business.

    THE MAIN TASK OF PHILOSOPHY IS TO BE FORWARD-LOOKING IN DEVELOPING HUMANITY. Warn about the emergence of ideas or theories that are harmful to the existence of humanity. It must be a “cordon sanitaire” against various pseudo-cultures or isms.

    Philosophy simply has to leave the departments of institutes and study real life, and not their fictional life.

    Philosophy is not understood by the peoples and tribes of the Earth because of its verbiage. about life.

    Modern philosophy is alien to the peoples of the Earth for its sterility and mediocrity.

    Without philosophy, humanity can do nothing,but with modern philosophy, the path to destruction.

    Source of information, science “Understanding the Word”.

  6. The heyday of philosophical thought, paradoxically, falls on the epochs of war and chaos, it is enough to recall the ancient Greek schools, the neo-Platonists of Renaissance Florence or the French existentialists. Thought pulsates and gains height against the backdrop of war? Thanks to the war? Despite the war? Few people know that the Greek Cynic Diogenes of Sinope not only walked with a lantern on the Athenian square in search of a man, not only committed shocking actions and defied Alexander the Great, but also took part in wars, of which a huge number were being waged at that time. In one of the battles with the Macedonians, the Hieronean one, the philosopher was captured. How is a warrior philosopher even possible? The parable that is told about Diogenes is a witty metaphorical answer to this question. The story goes like this. Athens was under siege for a long time. The soldiers of Philip the Great surrounded the city from all sides, effectively condemning it to death. It was obvious that the war would be lost. Despite this, the Athenians prepared carefully: they dug trenches, built fortifications, hid treasures, surrounded temples and statues with protective sand mountains. Only Diogenes did nothing, knowing that it was all pointless. But, not wanting to be different from everyone else, and in order to avoid reproaches, the philosopher allegedly invented a business for himself: he began to roll his barrel, the famous pythos of Diogenes, from one wall to the other through the streets of Athens. According to legend, Diogenes replied to the surprised remarks of his fellow citizens: “Everyone has worries and troubles right now, so it's not good for me to be idle, and I roll a barrel, because I have nothing else.” What's it? Cynicism? A mockery? Imitation? Quasi-participation and quasi-inclusion? A way to be both in and out of the world?

  7. Philosophy, among other things, creates various concepts of the development of humanity, society and the state. Sometimes such concepts (including destructive ones) can develop into a state ideology. Thus, the philosophical concept of the dominance of one nation over others forms the basis of nationalist movements, which was one of the causes of the Second World War.

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