Yes, how (From your own perception) do you define philosophy?
Many Philosophers try to cover the whole spectrum that is philosophy by a simple definition,Philosophy is this and philosophy is that. However Philosophy is all about perception. My outlook can be completly diffrent than one of lesser or more experience in the world of thought simply because of diffrent ideas and ways of thinking. So in short, this topic is going to try to devulge the perception of Philosophy by seeing what phosophy means to the philosopher...
Discovering the true meaning of philosophy is like a deaf man wondering through the dark searching for the light, only to find that he mearly had his eyes closed... - James Griffin
To me? I'd say philosophy is trying to understand the unknown, creating and imagining and constantly thinking, searching for answers we know we may never reach so we make up our own. Well something like that...
very good... Very good...
there is always another corner, I agree.
why not try all pies, so you can mix to the better pie.
I try to take in as many philosophies as possible and always watching and comparing them in third person. (Discussing with people is one way(like with you 2 )).
Philosophy for me is the pursuit of wisdom and moral self-discipline and I think it should be based on logical reasoning rather than the empirical methods.
Indeed, i agree with you entirely... your metaphor about the pie was briliant... Like i was saying most famous philosophers take work form some other philosopher read and edit his quote and ideas and puts his own comments to show his perception, there is never a right or wrong answer when it comes to philosophy... Just perception...
indeed philosophy is the Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means but i consider more connected to feeling and the passion towards a aspect either in positive or in negative manner. it is the idea a person has about a entity that is complete enigma or is naked to perceive
philosophy is the knowledge and wisdom one gains or has gained so far through their life. It is their belief and ideals as well as an expression of their personality. It is ones inner being.
philosophy ... back into enlightenment age , it was overrated , why too many philosophers were trying to alienate humans to life , too many excess in their words , some of it really a time wasting , and some of them were getting hostile to emotions , religions and such .
personally , I don't like to utterly invest in that field , since they are not facts but merely uncertain ideas , I far better prefer to drown myself in science and mysticism than in philosophy ... still I can't move out of it either.
and I see many normal people have fear to interfere in philosophy , arts and even science and such cause they think they have to be well - and of course officially - educated and must have high degrees , no no , people should give protest without doubt cause if something ain't right , it ain't right !
P.S. please I respect philosophy but ... that's my view, a harsh one I know ):
I can't define it, but I think only people who try to understand what surrounds them make philosophy. It's brave people who is never satisfied with a reassuring answer and who is not afraid to questionwhat they have been taught, even if it drawns them into crisis. They will always be looking for the truth, no matter the cost.
philosophy is, I agree, perception. It's like a code to live by that is formed through a person's perception of the world. Philosophy as a subject does not exist because it is abstract and different for every person. I don't think it is in a sense "study-able" because it is not concrete and as we see here, means something different to many people.