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  1. From the very first steps of philosophy, it included 1) eristics, the ability to argue and the willingness to argue as much as you want at any time, 2) claims to social influence, philosophers sought to replace priests and poets, 3) jealousy of their students who otherwise explore the same issues. The combination of these three factors gives the conviction that is perceived from the outside as resentment.

  2. What? What makes you think philosophers are touchy? Come on, apologize immediately!”

    A joke, of course. But seriously: philosophers are people, oddly enough. And like ordinary people, philosophers are very different-lovelaces and monogamous, sullen and cheerful, touchy and immune to insults. For example, I can't imagine who would offend Socrates and how: there is a well – known story of how once a wife shouted at Socrates for a long time, and then poured a basin of water on him, to which Socrates narrowed his eyes and said: “It's always like this with her – first thunder, and then rain.” On the other hand, you can recall Heraclitus, who, apparently, was terribly angry at all his compatriots, considered them narcissistic cretins and generally wished them all who were older than 16 to die as soon as possible.

    So I don't know how exactly you counted the “majority”, but some philosophers can really be touchy – no more and no less than taxi drivers, plumbers, gardeners or prime ministers.

  3. My dream is to meet personally an organization or specialist capable of such specific research and philosophical opinion polls, covering philosophers all over our globe.

    They have no price.

    If instead of” philosophers ” you put, say, housewives, house managers, cashiers or policemen, then the relevance of the issue will not even move.

  4. Rejoice if you have offended a philosopher! 🙂 This means that you accidentally found his vulnerable spot. And the next time you meet him, you'll find a whole carload of sophisticated brainstorming techniques designed to show you the incredible breadth and depth of his philosophy. Philosophers are also human beings. They are also friends with resentments, as without them :).

  5. Philosophers, that is, lovers of wisdom, understand the vulnerability of their philosophy, so they take offense at those who point out to them the contradictions of their philosophy. Schopenhauer called Georg Hegel the fool.

  6. I suspect that the problem is that absolutely all philosophical theories are sooner or later criticized and/or refuted. And it seems natural that criticism strongly hits the author's ego, which is why he looks so touchy in the eyes of society. It can also be a professional rivalry on the same basis (you can recall the textbook confrontation between Schopenhauer and Hegel)

  7. And not just philosophers. The fact is that only very smart and decent people can admit that they are wrong. Calling yourself a fool is completely unacceptable for most people. And philosophers have worked long and hard to create their own philosophy, and suddenly some ignoramus comes along and starts criticizing it. It's a shame!

  8. Philosophy does not meet the criteria of scientific character, and any philosophical idea is very easy to challenge, show inaccuracy, ambiguity, even at the level of the simplest basic concepts. The only way for philosophers to make money somehow is to fulfill all the requirements of the Boss in the first place, and not fall under criticism in the second.

    Therefore, any attempts at serious discussion automatically cause terrible resentment in any philosopher.

    Actually in general with the humanities exactly the same )

  9. Who told you that most philosophers are touchy?
    Do not confuse philosophers with teenagers who have gained incredible wisdom from authors like Coelho and publics in the style of “boy quotes”.=)

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