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  1. Philosophy is not dead. It's just that modern philosophy is a very complex academic discipline, from which only chewed echoes reach the layman. And this is especially true of Russia, which for seventy years was a country of “the only true teaching”.�

    Non-specialists here still learn philosophy from a very controversial popular book by Bertrand Russell in 1945, from which it is impossible to form even a minimal idea of twentieth – century philosophy, both analytical and continental, and even why Russell is not just a grandfather with a pipe – it is also impossible. In my experience, philosophy in the layman's view looks like it did in the late 1910s and early 1920s, plus the Existentialists and the lonely Karl Popper.

  2. Yes, modern philosophy is dead. First of all, in higher education institutions. There is only ideology. In most monographs and dissertations — the corpse of philosophy. And just because philosophy is dead (reborn, weakened, etc.), it can be different (unrecognizable, atypical, completely different from what we expect). In other words, modern philosophy has changed dramatically (compared to the classics) and it is difficult to recognize philosophy in texts that are more like sermons (indirect texts). But that's exactly what she is. For more information, see my channel.

  3. I do not know what philosophy you are asking about? Philosophy is the love of wisdom. What do you mean by modern philosophy and how can the love of wisdom die??? Modern people study the works of previous “philosophers” and are very proud of this knowledge. Their knowledge is the knowledge of ignorance. Pythagoras, in his time, explained:”…why are philosophers and others only “lovers of wisdom,” and not sages who possess the truth; because knowledge is available only to God, only God is a sage in the true sense of the word. People can only humbly love wisdom, strive for it, but not achieve it.”So that modern philosophy is alive and thriving among real philosophers. This is my personal opinion and I express it, but I do not impose it. With respect.

  4. PHILOSOPHY can and should work much better and more productively – many times over (and by orders of magnitude), correcting its methodological and applied shortcomings.

  5. In ancient Greece, at the dawn of the emergence of philosophy, it was stated that it should present to the world mainly not only ideas, but also knowledge of a global plan. But, unfortunately, to this day it has not been able to achieve all that. And the fact that it has and is offered by it has not become very popular, and therefore there is a corresponding interest in it.

    Definitely speaking, it still cannot compete with the knowledge offered by modern (natural and other sciences) sciences and, naturally, has been pushed to the periphery of knowledge and sciences.

  6. In the practice of communication, there is a topic of questions. There are different types of questions, including some that do not have a value meaning. One can ask the question: Why is modern philosophy alive? and get a million meaningless answers, because the question itself does not imply a clear answer. If the question is asked only for one purpose – to ask a question, then of course, such questions can be asked.

  7. Philosophy is not only not dead, it is more alive than all living things, and no scientific direction can really be formed without relying on philosophy.

    What is “modern” philosophy is not entirely clear to me.

    Is there a modern geometry?

    Philosophy is the science of the most general laws of nature, society and consciousness, and as a science it is quite alive and working, and what does modern mean in this sense? Are there any new great discoveries in mind? But how many great discoveries are there in any science?

    But in philosophy there is a constant struggle. At the moment, it's mostly small skirmishes and rearguard actions, but it's happening. But the fact that this is not discussed by the general public is another matter. Philosophy is in its purest form — logic, and for an ordinary person it is strict but abstract(“empty” from the point of view of an uninvolved person) definitions are depressing and drowsy. Try reading Aristotle's Metaphysics to see for yourself. 🙂 Therefore, the general public is usually not aware of the current state of philosophy.

  8. Modern philosophy is unusual and peculiar; it is dynamic (adapts to any situation). At present, philosophy is in everyday affairs (one must live in the present); it is unique for each person.

  9. In the answers above, we considered only a narrow part of the concepts and definitions of what philosophy is. The pressure was on the history of philosophy and on those people who organized various trends in this science. But it seems to me that this question should be considered from a deeper point of view, namely, first answer correctly: What is philosophy?�

    In my opinion, the definition of this term is close to the truth. This is a way of understanding the world around us that reflects the true essence of objective reality, that is, in fact, it is a base of scientific knowledge based on an evidence-based and unbiased study of the world around us (objective reality). From this it follows that a person, from the moment of the appearance of reason, was already engaged in philosophy, when there was no such concept yet, but the methods were not objective either. Further, the philosophers of the ancient world laid down the basic concepts of objective study of the world and systematization of information, for example, such as Aristotle, which laid down the standards of scientific literature. In fact, most philosophers studied the world around them. In the process of accumulating more and more data, it became impossible to do everything at once, and philosophy was divided into many sciences.

    To this day, philosophy has not disappeared anywhere, just a lot of scientists around the world are engaged in it, and probably everyone when they ask questions about the structure of this world. And what is now the philosophy taught in universities and this profession, I do not know, I have not been clearly explained by any philosopher at our university.�

    I didn't mean to offend anyone. If someone has a different opinion on this matter, please write it, it would be interesting to read.

  10. the answer to your question depends on what exactly you are asking.

    Technically, “modern philosophy” is a symbol for the period from Hegel's philosophy to the present day. Conditional – because this concept is directly related to the Hegelian idea of the completion of the history of philosophy in the Hegelian system, a view that today has few followers. In this sense, philosophy is “dead”, since no one develops the “Science of Logic” (and it is not clear how to do this and why), and all existing theories only repeat what was already passed in the history of philosophy before Hegel. It is difficult to agree with this point of view.�

    Another understanding of the term “modern philosophy” is “non-classical” philosophy. This is a philosophy that has come up with a “classical” philosophy and is trying to “overcome” it. What for? As a rule, they give political reasons: the old philosophy supported the dominance of the ruling classes, men, whites, Christians, etc., and we don't like it. Such a “modern philosophy” blooms and smells, and for it, “classical philosophy” is also alive, since it cannot live without an enemy either.�

    And if by “modern philosophy” we mean simply the philosophy that is being written now, then it is actually alive and will never be dead until human nature or human society significantly changes.Philosophy has become much more professional than before, and in this respect the modern period is comparable to scholasticism. But in relation to its past, philosophy has made unquestionable progress: we know the history of philosophy much better than our predecessors (if only because the history of philosophy as a science appears only in the nineteenth century), we know logic much better (if only because before the logical revolution of the nineteenth century there was only one serious logical theory proper, and now we have many of them, and

    It seems that philosophy today has less influence on the rest of the culture than it used to. But most likely this is an illusion-historians of the future will show what philosophical ideas “worked” in science, art, religion and public rhetoric today.

  11. The question is about the size of the candidate's program, at least.

    The short answer goes something like this.

    Philosophy has never been a mass occupation – it is a kind of creativity, art, and creativity and art have always been engaged only in the intellectual aristocracy. That is, an idle class.

    Since the emergence of Protestantism, the idea of constant labor and accumulation of material wealth has become an ideological mainstream.

    In America at the end of the 19th century, this trend was supplemented by the need for constant increasing consumption – otherwise it was difficult to support the development of mass production. Well, and successfully spread this trend in the XX century to the whole world.

    So the modern person, driven into the wheel of “work-mortgage-supermarket” is not up to philosophy at all. Those who are currently engaged in it, from the point of view of modern society, are marginals and nerds.

    Hence the feeling that philosophy is dead. She's still on an IV, though…

  12. For this question, it is better to turn to the traditionalist philosophers who claim the end of history, the end of philosophy.�

    Now we live in a time of (so-called) postmodernity, i.e., a period characterized by the absence of meaning and total freedom, freedom (according to Mill) freedom “from”. In this case, there is no freedom from meanings, classical philosophy is thus not present, it is lost in this near-death chaos of history and this process is one of the harbingers of the end of time.

  13. You need to go to the library, select “modern philosophy” in the file cabinet and take a good textbook. I advise you to read the book “Introduction to Non-classical Philosophy”by Diana Gasparyan. You can also use the Kanke “Modern Philosophy”, although I do not agree with some of the author's judgments.

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