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  1. Philosophy is needed because it is the only thing that is truly needed, and the necessity of all other things is a philosophical question.

    As for the differences-you can draw a line by profession-each of us philosophizes, not each of us did it with our work.

    Or by the quality of the product. What is the quality of philosophy? The ability to say something that will be relevant and in demand for years, centuries, millennia.

  2. Philosophy is needed in order to question any answer to the question of why, as well as the question itself. Here you probably (perhaps unconsciously) mean a certain benefit, and philosophy just eats into: what is this very benefit, whether it is worth striving for it and measuring everything with it. The effects of this can be very diverse, including those that agree with your concept of benefits, but this is all incidental, since the philosophy is obviously beyond any idea of benefits.

  3. Hello to Vasyan! Often an incomprehensible and abstract conversation (sometimes in a boiling company) is called philosophizing for some reason. Why is that? Don't know. Only to philosophy conversations on topics divorced from life are never philosophical. By the way, why don't they ask: “why linguistics or myrmecology (the science of ants)”? And they ask about philosophy. But really, why? In the most general form, a “tired person” needs a philosophy. Someone who is tired of living in illusions and substitutions (ratings, opinions, attachments, etc.). And he wants to see what is really in his life. It is not always pleasant (even more often it is unpleasant to see the reality of your life), and therefore “practicing philosophy” requires a certain amount of courage. And yes, Vasyan only multiplies illusions in his conversations (Vasyan, I'm sorry).

  4. A crowd of professors and academicians is no different from a crowd of locksmiths and janitors.
    It's just that some people know abstruse words ,while others replace scientific terms with obscenities.
    And alcoholism affects both of them, a drunk philosophy professor is much more terrible than a sober plumber.
    And philosophy is needed to have a heart-to-heart conversation .

  5. Philosophy is the science of the most general laws of nature, society, and thought. Why do you need to know them? Then, to understand why and how everything happens. The difference between a scientist-philosopher and Uncle Vasya, I think, does not need to be explained.

  6. Oo .. alas, modern philosophy is not very clear to others ( I also hah, I have no idea what they are doing there).

    As for what in our world actually came from there.

    Logic as a science. that is, all these logical constructions, argumentation, and so on-all this is from philosophy.

    Religion, of course, is also philosophy ( however, it is debatable there. either religion in philosophy, or vice versa).

    You will laugh, but human rights, laws, the legal system – all these are private manifestations of the philosophy and reflections of ancient comrades on the topic – how to rule people and have a good state.

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, for example, generally introduced the concept of the value of human life as such.
    He is considered the progenitor of the humanist in the world. That is, these are your Constitutions in countries, the right to life, property, and so on-this is all from him.

    International human rights-they also grow from there, which, by the way, appeared only in 1948.�

    Ie. attention, dear femkas, gays, men, and other comrades-a person as a free being in the world was recognized less than 100 years ago. Before that – only partial manifestations.

    What else? all sorts of modern trainings for personal growth, here it is… the goal in life, realization, and other garbage that modern people fall for and which allows them to feel that they are not living in vain – all this is a philosophy simplified and fed in an accessible language for the layman.

    See how many? almost all of our entire humanitarian scheme of the world order came from there.

    And the humanitarian picture of the world is, I remind you, not only “stupid humanitarians who can't count” but also in general that part of society, laws, attitudes and rules that explains why you do what you do. Why do you need a school, a hospital, etc., what is a family, what do normal relationships look like, etc.

  7. When answering questions about the perception of philosophy and philosophical knowledge, I like to quote Abdusalam Huseynov.�

    When we talk about philosophy in the public space – its place and role in society-most often we are talking about how philosophy can be useful for other areas of knowledge and activity, for which it can be exchanged.

    Philosophy should be studied for the same reason that a person thinks at all.
    The main value of philosophy is that it teaches you to think. What it means to think and how
    to think correctly, how to connect one with the other – philosophy can provide answers to these questions

    But it is important to understand one point. For philosophical knowledge, only the principle of thinking matters. What you call a “Real Philosopher” is a person who sees and analyzes the principles of thinking, and points out mistakes (if any). And the lower strata of the population quite often have a strong template and prejudice-when you work hard for your uncle for a penny all your life, then there are not enough subtleties. And the TV completely frees them from thinking.�

    So it turns out that some people see the human world as diverse and multi-faceted, while others see only their concrete box.

  8. Drunk Vasyan – these are unstructured aphorisms, often understandable only to a certain contingent in a certain territory. Instead of drunk Vasyan, it can be, for example, Paulo Coelho, who, unlike drunk Vasyan, can say everything much more beautifully. But neither Vasyan's lines nor Coelho's books are philosophy.

    And to explain what philosophy is, so it's easier to send it to Wikipedia, really, it's pretty well explained there.

  9. Philosophy is a science, it is systematic, for comparison “Olympic sport”

    And Vasyan, roughly speaking, is a”circle of interests-archery”

    Drunk Vasyan has no conclusions that affect anything. It's just a fun process. And philosophy is work.

  10. As one of the ancient philosophers said, drunkenness is voluntary insanity.
    Well, philosophy is other-Greek. φιλοσοφία literally ” love of wisdom; love of wisdom.”

    However, it is worth noting that the terms of our world are very often conditional and sometimes mean not at all what they are, but what they are supposed to become. This is according to Plato, they say, there is a world of ideas ( an ideal world) and our world, a world of distortions, and we must strive for the ideal. Another thing is how we manage it. And whether it works at all.
    Sometimes these things are combined – I mean philosophy and drunkenness, sometimes drunkenness is the lesser of evils against certain concepts and philosophical ideas.

    For example, there was such a Soviet writer Venechka Yerofeyev – he was a very educated person – his philosophy was drunkenness. He spoke directly about the symbolic nature of his drunkenness: everyone revels in their own-some with vodka, some with something else… It is not known who is more drunk. It was important to him that the alcohol plot wasn't taken too literally. His conscious drunkenness was a refusal to be included in the social structure with all the consequences that follow (poverty, homelessness) – yes, it was his choice. Conformist society (and Soviet society was totally conformist) clearly did not appeal to him. He preferred — in his own words — to “spit on every step from below” on this ladder.�

    Again, all because of abuse-philosophical consciousness can be used in such a way that it will bring into the minds of people an ideological fog, which is the same drunkenness only metaphysical. And then what is worse: Vasyan, who only destroys himself, or an Ideologue who leads nations into the abyss. The blind lead the blind and all fall into the pit.

    Philosophy as a tool can bring both good and evil. Drunkenness is unlikely to bring any benefit. Something like this.

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