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Is Philosophy dead?

Was it buried beneath pragmatic scientific discourse? Stabbed through the heart by the stake of probability. Is there any room for conjecture in the button down business of modern scientific thought? In the world of proof, what is the point of pondering?

I sometimes chuckle and think philosophers and theologians are off in a corner somewhere playing chess, while the scientific community is haphazardly reinventing our reality.

Is there truth in the evident, or are we chasing our own tail?


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    Sep 23 2013: By the literal definition of "philo-sophia," there is a lot of evidence that yes, the love of wisdom is dead. In several areas of life, we know better, but don't do better.
    As far as the discussion of ideas to refine our understanding - well, that's what we're doing right now, so no, philosophy is not dead. If anything, this is coming from a former philosophy major, pure left-brain person - if anything, we focus on it a little too much (the whole "logic is the best route to knowledge/wisdom/understanding" bs story). We're at a point now where simplifying is long overdue. Silence is just as important as sound, and we live in the most overstimulated era this world has yet seen. Taking a step back and giving our minds a break is becoming more and more mandatory every day.
    It's great to discuss ideas, but at the end of the day the only thing we truly need to focus on is what are we doing and why are we doing it, both as individuals and the collective. Hate to say it, but logic alone can only reveal, at BEST, 50% of what life has to offer. We need to put equal focus into the opposite side as well, if we truly are "lovers of wisdom."

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