Becoming a philosopher.

Hitomi (@kidvisions) 8 years, 9 months ago

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?

April 21, 2013 at 6:14 am
Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@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…

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Nat (2) (@purebreath) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@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.

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Nat (2) (@purebreath) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

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

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stootachtig (8) (@stootachtig) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@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?

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stootachtig (8) (@stootachtig) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@purebreath, I’ve had a similar experience. At a moment, your idea becomes sort of ‘hollow’. Just something you tell people, not something that you think you will actually do.. And it’s a shame if that happens.

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Nat (2) (@purebreath) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@stootachtig, Yes, it can be a shame, but my dream was a very big dream so I reclaim it. You hear that universe? That dream is mine again.

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Epiphanitican (11) (@epiphanyaddict) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@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?

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Thus Spoke Haze (102) (@ehsan) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kidvisions, Write your philosophies down in a book. Organize and condense your philosophy and share it with the world.

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stootachtig (8) (@stootachtig) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@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..

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kiprono (1) (@sangiansang) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

yo compile your work and share on facebook!! if guys like it they will give you their feedback and you can get a pretty clear picture of how your work is going to fair if you actually decide to carry on with it.

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@epiphanyaddict, I think that’s pretty much what I want! Only by reading some of Socrates’ quotes like: “wisest is she who knows she knows nothing” and my whole life changed! I will certainly message you!
@ehsan, Thank you for the advice, but before being able to write I think I need to read! :)

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