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  • dick.richardson@ymail.com
    Philosophy Philosophy is NOT about reading books, nor inventing ideas and then letting them rip on to the world. It is about studying yourself for many years
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      Philosophy



      Philosophy is NOT about reading books, nor inventing ideas and then
      letting them rip on to the world. It is about studying yourself for many
      years (psychology) and the world (physics and phenomenology) and then
      writing your own books and essays of your life understanding thus far.
      And folks can do with that what they will; for they are not all at the
      same place at the same time in the learning process; which is
      evolutionary. Folks who pick up a few philosophy books who call
      themselves philosophers are the biggest joke on earth.



      If one wants to study the history of human understanding and philosophy
      in purely academic terms without getting involved in writing your own
      (because it is an evolutionary process) then begin with Plato (or
      earlier) and then work forward, one step at a time. And there is no
      damned point in writing what has already been written by somebody. Even
      if just reading then one day something may hit you and you know damn
      well that you can add something new to that – then go for it; for
      that is what philosophy IS. But don't waste your time and effort on
      inventing the wheel, for it has been done.





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