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philoreaderguy wrote:Do you consider yourself a philosopher? Do you think other people do? Why or why not?
Soulblighter wrote:I consider it the duty of every living Human to be a philosopher.
Daemon wrote:Soulblighter wrote:I consider it the duty of every living Human to be a philosopher.
I think that philosophy and science is the very essance of humanity. We have the tools available to us to question and seek enlightment, and we must use them if we are to claim we are anything more than animals.
That is the kind of world I want to live in. A world where people think rationally about their decisions, where we have the time, and take it, to ponder on the "why"'s in life. To be a philosopher, to me, means mostly being able to question and daring to do it. It does not have to be abstract or metaphysics, there is many ways to think philosophically about things. I do love the origin of the word, literally meaning "lover of wisdom" and that is how I view it. I consider myself a philosopher, as I am constantly questioning ideas around me and seek logic and knowledge. Although I would never compare myself to the grand masters.