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  1. Approximately the same thing that people generally read specialized literature for – in order to understand how to solve the relevant issues.

    You can see that it is not so much about specific solutions, but about methods. For example, when you are reading a math textbook, it is important not just to remember a few ready-made solutions to specific problems. It is important to grasp the general methods of solving mathematical problems – what is a mathematical proof, how does mathematical induction work, etc., etc.

    The same is true of philosophy. If philosophical questions are considered as a kind of problems that a person faces during life, then the philosophical literature, first of all, provides an example of how such problems can be approached.

    The methods of critical thinking that a person learns with the help of philosophy are quite well developed, and in real life it is very useful, when faced with people with other views, to discuss these views rationally, and not, for example, to enter into conflict.

    Actually, if you like, one of the main achievements of philosophy, in my opinion, is that it offers a way of discussing very “hot”, emotionally “charged” topics, in which you sit in the audience and argue about the cognizability of the world and the structure of being, drawing logical diagrams on the blackboard for clarity, and do not take up arms and go to burn heretics, blow up temples, beat faces, etc.

    Even if philosophy did not bring anything else to the history of mankind, this alone could be considered a great achievement.

  2. Philosophical aphorisms, principles, methods, ideas-allow you to correctly and deeply understand the main problems of life and the best solutions to these problems.

    It is useful for studying, working, living, and general development.

    For beginners, popular science literature is most useful and sufficient.

  3. Those who are interested in philosophical questions should study philosophy by reading well-known books. At the same time: the subject who understands the possibility of answers is looking for confirmations or reasoned refutations of their ideas, and those who have a craving for sophistry-master the skills of interpreting niach.

  4. I read Ken Wilber and found faith in God. But we must make a reservation that religious practice is also necessary to strengthen faith. And philosophical books are a reminder: there is something besides money, diseases, and this world in general. There is a superworld. In religion, it is intuitive. And philosophy tries to make sense of it. Many people believe that understanding Incomprehensibility confuses, leads away from the Truth. But for me, a reasonable understanding of faith strengthens it

  5. If only to kill time. Even one clever, wise book will be much more useful than trying to compare the views of thousands of different philosophers and isolate the truth from them.

  6. If someone wants to understand natural phenomena, learn physics and biology, they read textbooks and works on physics and biology. I think it's the same here. If someone wants to better understand the world around them, to get into its essence, then they study philosophy. To find out what you already know about the world and God.

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