Philosophy is love of wisdom.
Philosophizing is a way to reveal the truth about the various stages of life and everything associated with it and to reveal the fulfillment of the purpose for each stage of the life and to express the way for the realization of these things are in a relevant way, in order to obtain the best compromise of all that we face.
Through philosophizing should not merely deepening our understanding about something, but that we are more aware about how something can be beneficial to us or not with a certain way peculiar to ourselves personally.
Whether we are using logical thinking, spirituality or any other means to understand something, but eventually, it must guide us to an essential (deeper) understanding about ourselves and place where we live and that can be used by us to make a better adjustment in all that we face. Otherwise maybe it’s just theoretical and meaningless.
That’s love of wisdom, not just theoretical or an euphoria, but to put us closer to a better life relevantly for us personally. Because philosophizing doesn’t depend on just logical thinking and stop right there.
This understanding about how do we do philosophizing” can be used as a reminder that “love of wisdom” shouldn’t be narrowed to a condition which put us to use rational argument only. It has to do with “to be open minded” and for our better life (not just emotional debate, not giving clear decision for what should we do).
Because if we love qualities, then we must have it appropriately, otherwise it’s not the kind of loving. That’s the consequences of love
Essentially, philosophizing should make us know things as it is, and implement it appropriately, gradually, become better and better constantly. In other words: To Be Open Minded To Know Something As It Is And Act Upon It As It Should Be Relevantly Within Priorities
@connerj93, Yes, correct. Philosophizing here in this forum with limited actions relatively to this discussion, and philosophizing out there on everyday life. Here, theoretically in this discussion, and out there practically by implementing it appropriately. :-)
Rare is relatively, but one of them, when philosophers are trying to make a denial to spirituality without even giving a chance for themselves to learn, put an effort to find out how to deal with it, then i consider it’s rare (at least for limited community or at least when we are always facing it), in the sense that actually philosopher must have an open minded.
It’s not as easy as we said. Because for us to be open minded must be conducted carefully. Including myself has difficulties to increase the level of “to be open minded”. But at least we know that one of them as the core, it’s “to be open minded”, the rest is up to us to applying it appropriately.
Your assertion “applying, implementing philosophy into everything”, i consider it as indication that you have (maybe) enough an open minded attitude. :-)
@seremonia, Oh definitely! I praise the mantra, “Deny the possibility, deny yourself; you see?” I believe it takes an open minded person to experience new things with full immersion, otherwise people get clouded with an ethnocentric type of mentality where they cannot get their own views and beliefs out of the way to introduce something new. I think its necessary to have an open mind to really be rational. . . its like, “To fully understand what it is to be human, one must step away from the label of being human.” Which is complete openness and vulnerability. If you allow yourself that, you may turn a finite life into a limitless heaven! I don’t believe it’s all that rare. . . maybe to this extent but I know a whole lot of open minded persons who are just like me! Perhaps thats just me relating to alike people, regardless, I know a lot of them! haha. Thank you for expanding!
@Seremonia, hi, I am new to this website, I found your article/essay about What is Philosophy? How do we do Philosphizing? in google of course, and I found it very relevant to the module (non-profit material to be used by Filipino senior high school students); that I am writing for our school, I would like to ask for your permission to use this in my module writing (philosophy class: Introduction the Philosophy of the Human Person). I hope that you would give a positive response. Thank you in advance!