Do you think philosophy should be universal or particular ?
- Mircea The YoungLv 73 months ago
Are you retarded or just uneducated?
- 3 months ago
In what way do you mean universal?
In what way do you mean particular?
- username_hiddenLv 73 months ago
Philosophy is fundamentally a search for truth, and truth is universal, so philosophy should also be universal.
- ♜Ⓢⓚⓨ ❍ Ⓓⓞⓥⓔ ♜Lv 53 months ago
Philosophy regardless of its pretentions is particular to the individuals which create it or individuals which have subsumed it. Philosophy is inside us always. Whether or not we attend to it, it exists there. It is the assumptions by which we live. And to do philosophy is to examine that inner set of assumptions. It is to rewire the brain from the inside. When we change our inward assumptions we change the structure of our brains. Philosophy is not just an idea but a living object in the brain. On the one hand it is the assumptions and on other hand it is the re-examining of those assumptions.
Philosophy is deep level work on the interior of the brain. It’s goal should be to increase the perceptiveness and intelligence of the brain by increasing the energy efficiency of its ideas. Just to think an idea requires energy. But if our ideas become efficient they become unthinking instinctive reactions. We can change how we see the world by doing this deep level work. And as ideas become instincts they become active agents in the world.
It is my belief that we are capable of much greater intelligence and perception but that we are weighed down by the inefficiency of our mental arrangement. Doing philosophy should be seen as a kind of surgery we do to declutter our brains.
Mind is brain functions. When you think a thought it has a very real physical presence. It’s an activity in the brain. I am giving philosophy an objective reality by saying so. Abstractions can impair perception because they disconnect with real objects. Real objects are what we can feel.
Western philosophy began with the Greeks. With the dialectic method. The working through of an idea. You may not like them but that is not a reason to deny them. And their ideas have been worked on for centuries. Whether through thesis or antithesis, the resulting synthesis is this modern world.
We do exist in a more global world and so the influence of other traditions can result in diversity of philosophies. I have not mapped out the other continents major philosophy. If someone wants to create a new philosophy it is not restricted.
Knowledge is a subset of understanding. And understanding is philosophy. It is not an object under the lens, it is the lens itself. That lens is also some part of the brain which shapes perception. It can be studied objectively in that way. Subjectively we find reasons to restructure our philosophy.
It may seem circular but more it is not where you begin or end that matters, it is your incorporation into a system which you are a consistent element. We may start with philosophy and end in science, but it part of a closed loop. Science affirms philosophy and philosophy affirms science. It is not about one being a reason for the other. It is about their mutual support in a grand whole in which they are both consistent parts. That is your synthesis.
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- JesereLv 73 months ago
It's already Universal
- Anonymous3 months ago
Universal or particular in regard to what? Your question is too vague.
- PLv 73 months ago
It depends if you refer to "Philosophy" overall (universal), or a branch specialisation (particular). However, I personally wouldn't exclude anything from the field of consideration, others may chose to be more focused.
- 3 months ago
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