Is all I ever wanted…
But I don’t know how to get there? How do you think one can be a philosopher? What is your definition of philosophy? What branch of philosophy do you prefer and think is more interesting and why?
@stootachtig, You’ve been to Tunisia! That’s great! When?
That’s exactly why I want to study their motivation! I don’t get it! I’ve met many pensioners who were so motivated to learn English and I really wanted to know how to go about it.
As to philosophy. I am very interested in comparative linguistics and in the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. I want to study what philosophers of language said about linguistic relativity and try to find proof on the extent to which language influences thought and visa versa…
@kidvisions, Before I even continue reading I would just like to comment here. I’ve had a couple of dreams dashed due to other people’s negative outlook or scepticism. I’ve learned and decided to really watch out who I share my dreams with, or keep them to myself. I really regret my last share with someone. They didn’t bash it or anything, but I just felt like it wasn’t ‘mine’ anymore.
Sorry, I’m new at this, I thought my comment would show up where I clicked ‘reply’, that comment was in reference to “But the thing, is I don’t know if I want that anymore… the excitement is gone ( the what are you going to do with philosophy argument sort of reduced the please after hearing it over and over again
@Kidvisions I went about 5-6 years ago. It was nice, friendly people and good weather :)
Haha, and now ‘m curious; Have found any answers yet?
That’s a nice terrain. Do you think there are any thoughts besides the language you know?
and now that I think of it, which is kind of related: if you would put baby’s in an isolated island, maybe with a few people to take care of them But no one would speak. would the baby’s develop their own language as they grow up? And how would that language look like a language as we speak now?
@kidvisions, It is increadibly simple! Start by reading plato for the socratic dialogue is the simplest FORM of philosophy. If you find reading Plato’s Dialogues dificult it is because they are considerably difficult to understand, remember it is the simplest form of philosophy.
Please message me if you would like to have a discussion with the aim of furthuring your familiarity!
You will discover that the world is upside down backwards and inside out. Are you sure that is what you wish to do?
@epiphanyaddict, Aristotle, Socrates en Plato are an awesome start! If you want to understand everything you should start with the nature philosophy, Heraclitus for example. but those are quite hard to understand without the proper background stories..