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  1. That philosophy, in fact, is most likely not a science. And that this is a good thing, not a bad thing. Because it is not only science that is valuable, including in matters of knowledge of the world.

  2. The average philistine does not know at all what the word “philosophy” means and why it is needed, the advanced philistine thinks about philosophy very critically, poorly, uncultured.

    reasons –

    1) philosophy does not solve the concrete and practical actual problems of the common man in the street (philosophy does not see these problems directly),

    2) professional philosophy has been separated from the average person by a complicated unnecessary vocabulary-jargon, which is not used even in the exact sciences,

    3) philosophical texts and problems are “terribly far from the average person”, even the most advanced.

    Great productive philosophers of the Confucian level do not have the noted shortcomings 1-3.

    Philosophy can and should become the main overall source of effective Knowledge, but so far it is not.

  3. Working with abstract images of Knowledge.

    The basic question of Philosophy.

    Ability to ask questions correctly.

    Ability to understand questions correctly.

    Possession of extensive Knowledge of various vectors.

  4. Most likely, the division of meanings… It is necessary to accurately and quickly catch the sentence, but it is difficult for many to digest at all. On the scythe, the scythe mowed down the mower, trying to mow down a couple of mowers!!! Or so…. A man hired to trim the grass near the beach, for money🤗

  5. I am a simple Russian philosopher. Well, sometimes I think so (for 50 years or more). Sometimes I think I'm a philosopher. When I read Montaigne, Flammarion, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Vernadsky and Kafka… But then I pick up books by Heidegger, Kant and Voltaire, Fromm, and I think-am I crazy? After all, I find myself in the world of lunatics, as if I were in the world of our theoretical physicists who tell tales about black holes, strings and multiverses… The most difficult thing here is to understand that there is a science for people, which is for people, for life, for solving urgent problems (what is wrong with physics before it starts throwing atomic bombs?). And there is a philosophy, a science, which people are garbage. This is the difference – FOR people, and OVER people, this is the most difficult thing. It doesn't matter in philosophy, Anaximander you, Voltaire, Nietzsche-the main thing is the attitude to people. That's what I try to write about. And ordinary people-the main thing is not to think that if you picked up a book of Kant and choked on the first page-this does not mean that philosophy is a stupid science, it means that Kant is a FOOL.

  6. I think the most difficult thing is to realize that from correctly put simple and seemingly obvious thoughts, you can get very unexpected and very useful conclusions. And this is the only way to do it. Your thoughts should be simple and obvious. And always correctly folded.

  7. Just as religion is not an art, so philosophy is not a science. Science reflects the world through concepts, its goal is to find patterns of development of our world. Philosophy reflects the world through categories ( extremely broad concepts), its goal is to find the principles that underlie our world.

  8. philosophy is the science of making people's lives better .. this is the main humanistic science that is still somehow holding up (the rest have long been drowned).

    those who deny the scientific nature of philosophy most likely deny the value of human life, the value of wisdom, the value of humanism.

    and actually to the question ..

    the difficulty for the philistine is always the same, since the time of Solomon — this is the inability to rise above their philistine needs and judge for all of humanity (or at least for the community).

    most people expect that the answers to philosophical questions will fit well into their personal understanding of the world around them, but they do not take into account that their position may initially be not humanistic, not humane, possessive, or even cannibalistic.

    philosophy is a simple science, about justice, about reasons, about long-term prospects .. this is not mathematics with formulas, not law with laws, not chemistry with moles ..

    the idea of philosophy as a science has been corrupted for a long time, intentionally and strongly .. evil rulers called for those who would throw dust in the eyes of the masses. it will convince the people, make them believe in the righteousness of evil deeds … and today, the science of philosophy serves advertising, PR, and sociology in their ugliest form.

    today, philosophy as a science is already impossible and does not need to be understood, especially by the average person! misunderstanding of philosophy does not stem from its complexity; misunderstanding is the goal of modern philosophy itself.

  9. As those who answered earlier pointed out, first of all, philosophy is not a science. Secondly, if we talk about the average person as not versed in a particular topic, then the answer to your question is: almost everything. Philosophy is a complex discipline, and for its holistic understanding, it is necessary to study the history of philosophy from the beginning of time to the present day. In addition, you need to be mentally prepared for the fact that nothing you read from an individual philosopher is true for everyone. Philosophy is always arguing with itself, even to this day it is difficult to give it a clear definition.

    You need to be prepared to accept concepts of a high level of abstraction, to be prepared for the fact that some of them may seem painfully strange. Philosophy is unlike many other disciplines, it is like a dark forest; however, if a person enters this forest, he will remain there forever.

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