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  1. Philosophy can be called the state when you are able to choose moral guidelines. That is, when you have detached yourself from all moral guidelines, look at them as if from the outside, do not take any of them for granted, immutable or sacred, any of them can be critically considered. In addition, you can talk about the origin of these landmarks, the principles of their organization, compare their various systems, and so on. It should be noted, however, that this will only be a so-called moral philosophy, since for a full-fledged philosophy, one must go further and consider the foundations and place of morality in a broader context, up to philosophical cosmology and up to the philosophy of language [meta-ethics].

    When you have already chosen some moral guidelines, this is also sometimes called philosophy, but not in the sense of the philosophy described above as an ultimate reflection, but in the sense of a general position: “I also have my own little philosophy.” However, if you maintain a high degree of meaningfulness of your position, then it remains philosophical and to the point. For example, many philosophers deduce some philosophical guidelines through meaningful reasoning and are ready to adhere to them, while maintaining awareness of their foundations.

    At the same time, the choice of moral guidelines, although quite important, is not the only application of philosophy. As a matter of fact, the choice of areas and ways of applying something can also follow from philosophical reasoning. The very concepts of “application”, “reality” and “life” are subject to critical reflection within the framework of philosophy.

  2. Well, each of us has a practical philosophy of everyday life. As the most general principles from which we base our views on the world, ourselves in it, and decision-making.

    And yes, the choice of moral guidelines belongs to such a practical philosophy.

    For example, when I conduct confidence training, 60% of it is purely behavioral skills. But 40% is just a practical philosophy of confident behavior, and you can't call it anything but a practical philosophy. And without these 40%, the behavioral pattern “freezes”, it is about nothing, it simply will not be applied, or it will be applied in fragments.

  3. Philosophy is the process of searching for truth, including in matters of ethics. But of course, not every ethnic choice is conditioned by any philosophical beliefs, it is dictated by tradition, religion and personal attitudes without any reflection. The principles of Stoic philosophy are quite applicable to real life, and of course Kant's “Categorical Imperative” is much better without it.

  4. I am not a philosopher, only a Christian, and therefore I will allow myself to reason from the point of view of the Bible. I think that philosophy is a search for truth, that is, thinking about how to live. If these are abstract concepts , then this is no longer philosophy, but sophistry, that is, wisdom, and probably self-admiration (how clever I am). All this has already happened in the history of mankind (ancient Greek philosophers).

    Therefore, the choice of moral principles is an essential part of philosophy, and it is important that these principles correspond to the laws of nature and the cosmic order established by God (if you believe in Him). If they do not correspond, then there is no truth in them, which means that the reflections have led to a dead end and are false, a delusion of one's mind. Thanks for attention.

  5. The opinions expressed about philosophy are relevant to life, but they are not philosophical. I consider them a delusion – they do not correspond to the classical definition of it as a science about science, which should teach logical thinking as a method of theoretical understanding of reality. Everything necessary for this is available and only this will allow us to survive in our time-to understand each other and cooperate for the benefit of everyone and everyone.

  6. We just need to USE… everything we can find… And in the head? And life is for us only when it is “real”… Give us free rein – let's evaluate the philosophy at the current exchange rate. ABOUT TEMPORA….

  7. Assuming that philosophy is the production of wisdom (actions that unite and bring together sapiens in understanding and realizing the involvement of each of them in maintaining the possibilities of harmonious cooperation of entities formed in one way or another in the universe), we must carefully consider the choice of moral guidelines. If we do not idealize the factors that move the human being along the path of life, then it is easy to see that the unconscious part of it is rooted in the will to live and its continuation, which formed in the process of evolution the need for ethics(the sensual definition of good and its opposites) and love ( the ability to perceive the object of feeling directly, – It was formed in the course of personality development, which was formed in the place of the psyche of a pack animal, where information was stored about the signals necessary for coordinating group actions, of which the first and most important ones are those that determine the leader, hence the development of the will to power, which Nietzsche very clearly identified and took as the main one, while Aristotle gave priority to love, and Socrates – ethics…

  8. MORAL GUIDELINES in our lives –

    studies philosophical ETHICS and ethics of all special spheres of life.

    PRACTICAL APPLICATION of philosophy and ethics-is reduced to practical Knowledge, Ability (to apply), Understanding-the basic practical principles and methods of optimal moral behavior and thinking of a person and society.

    A colossal ugly distortion of philosophy and ethics in practice – acute concrete-practical insufficiency and excessive abstract-theoretical redundancy of philosophy and ethics. The result of this outrage is mass uncultured practical behavior and thinking-in all countries and times. The reason for this is the lack of full-fledged practical ethical education and upbringing in schools and universities.

  9. But of course!

    There is the philosophy of the Buddha.

    There is the philosophy of Lao Tzu.

    There is the philosophy of Confucius.

    There is the philosophy of Pythagoras of Samos.

    There is the philosophy of Democritus.

    There is a Socratic philosophy.

    There is the philosophy of Aristotle.

    There is a philosophy of John Domaskin.

    There is the philosophy of Ibn Sina.

    There is the philosophy of Omar Khayyam.

    There is the philosophy of Descartes.

    There is Kant's philosophy.

    There is a philosophy of Hegel.

    There is Nietzsche's philosophy.

    And many other philosophies…

    However, we choose moral guidelines in “real” life in accordance with an ideology that has nothing to do with philosophy.

    Well, it just happened!

  10. Philosophy is a personal model of a person's world. A person applies his philosophy constantly. Someone else's – only some and sometimes. All philosophers offer different moral guidelines. It is better to listen to your conscience than to them.

  11. Almost like a certain map, on which you have to move! The choice of moral values is of course a philosophy, as it requires some tension… A number of things are unacceptable! And we have to follow these goals.

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