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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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  • Oct 17 2013: Before answering that we must establish what Philosophy means to us. Everyone has detailed that, more or less, so I will state what it means to me. The Greek words Philos and Sophia mean Love for Wisdom and that's what it means to me too. Now, with every question that is posed there may or may not be an answer but the human mind will nonetheless seek out an answer, be it right or wrong. With every answer that we find, there are 20 other questions that form. A well-known modern philosopher (forgot his name) said when he was a kid he dreamed that he would grow to be knowledgable by learning all that there is in the world. On his deathbed he said he only has more questions than he did on that day as a kid. So for me, philosophy can be utilized to eradicate ignorance as Socrates once did by questioning piety. But the Greeks studied in Kemetic (Ancient Egypt) universities and that culture blended philosophy, science and spirituality. So once you find your own truth, be it grand or not, there is no need to question. I enjoy learning and seeking wisdom but to me, philosophy is dead because I have found my truth and all that is to be gained now is the joy of experience. Logic and reason limits the experience by attempting to be rational. Be wild, be free. There is no need to think because all which is true is engrained in your being, your consciousness, your nature.

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