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Is our culture suffering from a kind of philosophical illiteracy?

Victoria Fowler

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Heather Maxwell on May 7, 2018

Today, more than ever, it is very useful for the study of philosophy. Our culture seems to be suffering from a kind of illiteracy philosophical. As we become more mechanized, technological, specialized and money-focused, we have a tendency to emphasize the study of the history, culture, philosophy, and the humanities. This results in a great lack of familiarity with other times, people and ideas. Our bias is magnified because we see so little of the big picture. Without the broad exposure to the world of ideas, we have very few tools for seeing contemporary situations in the proper context. Our points of view and behaviors tend to be more narrow and selfish and we see other forms of expression as "bad", "boring", or "strange" instead of interesting. Our tolerance for variety is diminished and our prejudices natures are reinforced.
The philosophy is the framework for a life with purpose. The study of philosophy can broaden and deepen our understanding of the alternatives. We can help you to realize new possibilities. This may help us to recognize the fallacies in the behavior and ideas. It helps to clarify our thinking and can make our behavior and to think in a more coherent way. We can deepen and expand our core beliefs through a study of philosophy.


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