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Welder wrote:In fact, I have never met a person online or in "real life" who hasn't become offended by me and my questioning.
Hmmm wrote:That's quite something, Welder. Maybe, one day you'll tell us about those sleepless, stormy, autumn nights of questioning and doubting that you've been doing. Until then, I somehow expect we'll see more of the usual, prosaic and redundant, one word or one sentence "answers" from you.
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In fact, I have never met a person online or in "real life" who hasn't become offended by me and my questioning. But I am still learning the true philosophical art, and that is, Self-Censorship.
One only can engage Philosophy with Oneself, none else.
IN PHILOSOPHY reduction to the absurd is a must regardless of anybodies beliefs or sensitive nature !
BOOK OF PURE LOGIC.
By: George F. Thomson B.
Most importantly, you need to listen as well as you can to the other people in the discussion.
Ironically, if you talk too much, you will have a lot of trouble expressing yourself.
Plato's dialogues show how Socrates used questions to have productive philosophical conversations with others.
This may seem obvious, but many people instead try to show off or make their ideas seem stronger by using more complex language.
If the conversation turns into a contest, or if any of the speakers feel angry or offended, it will greatly reduce the philosophical productivity of the discussion. A discussion about philosophy can quickly degenerate into a name-calling, insult-throwing fight.
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