What is philosophy ?

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  • 3 months ago

    Mankind's answer to being godless because philosophy depends on the thoughts of man, not the ways of God Almighty.

    One may ask:  "Is God real?"

    Well, let us first see that the Bible is a book of truth.

    Number 1: Are the Jews are real people?

    If you answer, "Yes", then move to question #2.

    Number 2: Why the Jews are called "Jews"?

    If you don't know, look to the Bible where the Jews are called Jews because they descended from the tribe of Judah.

    Genesis 29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah…KJV

    Look and see if there is any other answer.

    There isn't any acceptable answer for the truth is accepted by the world.

    Number 3: Now that the Jews are real people and they are in the Bible, ask yourself why Jews don't take Jesus as Lord and Savior and why they don't believe Jesus is the Messiah?

    If you don't know, the answer is that the Jews holy text, the Tanakh/Old Testament was written before the coming of Jesus.

    This helps provide proof that the whole Bible (Old Testament/New Testament) were not written at the same time.

    Now if we know that the Old Testament and the New Testament were not written at the same time, then the prophecies and foreshadowings of the Old Testament could not have been made up. Rather, they were made in advance and fulfilled later on.

    The fulfilled prophecies and foreshadowings are THE ULTIMATE PROOF of GOD.

    What are some prophecies and foreshadowings given by God in the Tanakh/Old Testament that have come to be fulfilled, you may ask.

    Now let's look at the Tanakh/Old Testament foreshadowings/prophecies concerning Jesus.

    1) Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem---Micah 5:2

    2) the King/Messiah was to bring salvation was to ride into Jerusalem on an ***, upon a colt, the foal of an ***-----Zechariah 9:9

    3) the price of Jesus' betrayal was told to be 30 pieces of silver, told who would end up with the money (the potter), and where the silver would be cast (the house of the Lord-----Zechariah 11:13

    4) that the hands and feet would be pierced-----Psalm 22:16

    5) that He would be born of a virgin---Isaiah 7:14

    6) that He would be pierced for our transgressions---Isaiah 53:5

    7) that He would die with wicked, be assigned a rich man's grave, though He had done no violence or said anything deceitful---Isaiah 53:9

    One foreshadowing fulfilled by Jesus is the Passover Lamb.

    The Passover lamb died on the 14th of Nisan. Its' blood was placed on the door frames of the Israelites homes to protect the Israelites from the angel of death and the plague of the first born males. Those that had faith that the blood of the lamb would save them (the Israelites) were protected from physical death. The Egyptians, who did not have faith in the blood, physically died. No bones were to be broken on the Passover lamb.

    Jesus, the true Passover Lamb, died on the 14th of Nisan. Those who have faith in the blood of Jesus to save them will be not face spiritual death.  Those who do not believe will suffer spiritual death/eternal torment in the lake of fire. No bones were broken on Jesus.

    One foreshadowing you may not have known of is the names of the first ten descendants/genealogy of Jesus found in Genesis chapter 5.

    Look at the genealogy from Adam to Noah.In our Bible, we read the Hebrew names. What are the translated meaning of these names?

     Now let's put it all together:

    Hebrew name--------Translated meaning





    Mahalalel---------------The Blessed God

    Jared---------------------Shall come down


    Methuselah-------------His death shall bring

    Lamech-------------------The Despairing

    Noah------------------------Rest or comfort.

    The resulting message/foreshadowing is:Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow; (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest.

    There is the good news of Jesus in the genealogy from Adam to Noah.So there is proof that Jesus is the Son of God from the Tanakh/Old Testament which was written hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus.

    One fulfilled prophecy that was recently fulfilled was the Isaiah 9:10 prophecy that the best-selling book the Harbinger was about.

    This prophecy was fulfilled by Tom Daschle and John Edwards after the 9/11 attack.

    Tom Daschle video can be seen at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukYiWd3T9sk

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    John Edwards video can be seen at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts1IOn57a6s

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    You have been given things to ponder.The only reasonable response is that the Bible is God's gift to mankind to show us what God wants from us and how he expects us to act and what the future is.God wants us to know that Jesus/Yeshua is the Son of God and is the Savior of the world.

    No one can get eternal life/heavenly life without faith in Jesus and repentance of our sinful ways.We are all sinners and unless we have faith in Jesus, his blood cannot pay the penalty for our sins. The result is an eternal existence without God and his blessings. It is pure torment.Give your life to God from whom all blessings flow.

  • Dejair
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Make aware and art of communication .

  • Philosophy is the process by which we come to an understanding about the world. Truth, knowledge and ethics being subsets in that understanding. It is the highest level of abstraction. Nearest to the self which instigates the process by its presence as well as its interest. Whether we attend to it or not we all operate with underlying assumptions about the world. Our understanding is something we must work on in order to progress as human beings. 

    One might call it ‘the idea’ as which subsumes all others. It’s more a social network of ideas which form the grand idea. And at increasing levels of focus and application form a hierarchy. Whether we attend to it or not we have such an ultimate abstraction which structures and shapes our actions. It’s effects are real. It is a thing within the brain with real consequences. By looking at it we have the ability to alter our experience of reality. 

    Information buzzes to and fro within the brain. And we have some power over the outcome. We gain that power through the rewriting of our utmost understanding or abstraction. What we might call philosophy. More to the point though philosophy is the activity of taking responsibility for our most basic understanding of everything. Being conscious of our consciousness. We have that power. 

    We exist in a brain. Perhaps as some architectural structural component. The whole cathedral joining at the alter. The neocortex sorts the information and claustrum is perhaps the place where beliefs are formed. The claustrum is called the control panel of the brain. Without it we are frozen in time.

    I think that we must marry the tangible experience of consciousness with the intangible idea of our philosophy. Because there is a causal connection between how we perceive and how we conceive, and our idea should be aimed at the direct experience of experience. There are neural matrices which exist in the brain and our working through an idea changes the matrices. And this changes the energy balance in the brain and if we have good ideas then our experience of reality will be enhanced by the increased energy. 

    We must seek energy efficient ideas which increase the energy available for intelligence and perception. 

    We should view philosophy as a very real process in the brain happening right here and now. Philosophy as a real and living object in the world which shapes and structures perception as well as action.

    Doing philosophy is about reconstruction of our neural networks to increase the power of perception and thus the reach of our intelligence. Reworking the brain from the inside. 

  • Liz
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    The word philosophy is derived from Greek roots that mean “love of wisdom.” As used here, philosophy is not built on acceptance of belief in God, but it tries to give people a unified view of the universe and endeavors to make them critical thinkers. It employs chiefly speculative means rather than observation in a search for truth.

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  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    It's a field of study that looks into the nature of knowledge, existence, and reality.   

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Philosophy in the West has historically been the claimant of the highest awareness of truths and even of Truth (Plotinus' One Mind Soul).

    Ironically, about the time (Enlightenment) that humans began to replace God-Truth awareness with their sense of their own human selves as being the measure of all, such human egoistic philosophizing itself began to be replaced in the human arena by doctorates of philosophy in physics, chemistry, and other less-mathematical yet also nevertheless atom-based sciences (e.g. biology, which was a softer science until the development of molecular biology, etc.).  Metaphysics concurrently became more speculative during the reductive period of know-it-all science (a period lasting until the era of quantum or modern physics, etc.), and theology was more the home for the Spirit of Truth during that same period which also ended around the fin de siecle.  After the more field-oriented physics and chemistry began to arrive with Einstein, Pauli, et al., panentheism develops as a unifying field perspective re science, philosophy, and theology, a science-based realization that all is one.  The less-God-stabilized minds seeking personal points of view beyond the madding fin de siecle European herd, after Hegel's grand synthesis of philosophy--those classic or perennial hopefuls such as Kierkegaard and Nietzsche--focused on the decline of herd conformism and a churchianity often of dead ritual or other issues, and contrariwise forged their own paths through space to being Knights of Faith and Realized Overcomers such as da Vinci and Goethe.  In that sense, philosophy at that Schopenhauer-Kierkegaard-Nietzsche period was a kind of Enlightenment redux, with emphasis on the subjective emotions of the individual, rather than Enlightenment humanism-as-rationalism.  The more Heideggerian projects towards finding being in time rather than Being in Eternity, or illogically declaring "I know God is not" as Sartre expostulated, have been superseded by the more modern field or spherical analyses such as Sloterdijk or even Jaspers, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze, which reflect the panentheistic flavor of the age, which probably has its apotheosis in Whitehead (e.g., "Process and Reality," and a perhaps more evident Godly expression in Husserl's phenomenology (e.g., "Ideas")).  Primarily academic-based mathematization has in recent decades made significant inroads in philosophies, various types of literature, and the fine arts..

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