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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My platonic love of philosophy

 

In Ancient Greece or Rome, philosophers were seen as natural authorities on the most pressing questions. However, since then, the idea of finding wisdom from philosophy has come to seem bizarre.

Enter a university department today and ask to study wisdom, and you will politely but firmly be shown the door which is a pity because I am convinved of the power of philosophical insight to solve many practical aspects of our modern-day lives.

There is much consolation in philosophy and its wisdom can delight us even in spite of ourselves, whatever that may mean.