Why do we need philosophy?

@srganesh (6348)
India
April 10, 2009 12:32am CST
Well,I think,philosophy comes to fill up the blanks which our knowledge can't give correct details.Even though philosophy looks like correct knowledge,it is false knowledge until we can say it with our experience.So,do we need philosophy as a substitute?Please share your ideas!
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@fwangaa (3058)
• China
24 Apr 09
Has the same with you. I think we don’t need philosophy. That not useful for everyone. The first I do is to earning more money to built our world more and more beautiful , if you always research philosophy. You will not take many time for earning money or doing other useful things. Philosophy can’t make value to us. And think a lot will let our head more slow. And more headaehe with it. so I don’t agree take many time to research philosophy .
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@sergedan (768)
• Romania
24 Apr 09
You must be dense or something.
@srganesh (6348)
• India
10 Jun 09
You are a materialistic man and we have to do our duties in this world first.That is right.But we can't ignore some questions arising in our mind and philosophy comes out to soothe us for the time being.It seems you are a busy man not having time to think other than your worldly matters.Keep it up.Cheers!
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
12 Apr 09
Philosphy is not the answer. It is the question to get the ultimate answer. Consider it mylotting in the real world. A philosopher presents a question and presents arguments that another one can either dispute or agree on.
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• Somalia
24 Apr 09
wow! thanks for making me best response.
@srganesh (6348)
• India
10 Jun 09
Yes!We have to set into dispute and argue until we understand the facts and get it into our experience too.Then only it can be our real knowledge.Otherwise it remains false to us.Cheers!
@urbandekay (18312)
11 Apr 09
No, you have misunderstood what philosophy is. It is not false knowledge, it is more like understanding or conceptual clarification all the best urban
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@srganesh (6348)
• India
10 Jun 09
It is trying to understand things with philosophy.To be precise, we assume things with philosophy and hence I say it is false knowledge.A philosopher comes out with his own knowledge and we just repeat if it is convincing.Cheers!
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Jun 09
No, philosophy challenges those assumptions we make in what we normally call knowledge. all the best urban
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
10 Jun 09
Hi srganesh,Philosophy means "love of wisdom." Philosophy is based on rational argument and appeal to facts.philosophy is a comprehensive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in.therefore we cannot run away from it at any time of our life.It is said that "Everyone has a philosophy, even if one cannot express it in words". We feel the need to believe in something and search for understanding, and all of us at sometime or the other depend on some philosophical conclusion or the other...
@srganesh (6348)
• India
13 Jun 09
Yes!Everyone has some philosophy based on his experience and he can't be taken correct unless we go through the same experiences.Sometimes,we don't have the chance to live his experiences and hence it can't be taken for right knowledge.Cheers!
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
What an interesting topic. As most of us know, there are different branches of knowledge in the world. What philosophy does is gather knowledge from all over the world and summarize them. In this way, people can easily get the overall picture so that they become wiser.
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@srganesh (6348)
• India
10 Jun 09
Gathering knowledge and summing up,we have it in our heads.But philosophy is really counted when you speak it from your heart.Otherwise it remains Pseudo knowledge.Cheers!
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
10 Apr 09
To fill up the blanks! I mean you have given answer in your post ultimately. There is no question to answer because answer is already given. next question please!
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@srganesh (6348)
• India
10 Jun 09
Yes!We need philosophy whenever we can't think in terms of our logical mind.In other words,we have to assume something and leave the matter for the time being and there comes in philosophy to help us.Cheers!
@cudamani (997)
• India
10 Apr 09
Philosophy is the study of the mind. Philosophers differ in their thoughts but ultimately all the of them aim at perfection. Philosophy is not a substitute but an integral part of our life to understand the existence of the Absolute and Supreme Almighty. All is one is the crux of any philosophy for that matter. We are likened to the water contained in the spoon and the almighty is the water contained in the ocean and we are one with him!
@srganesh (6348)
• India
10 Jun 09
Correction!Psychology is the study of the mind.I agree that we are spoon water and The almighty is the ocean.But this we say from our philosophic mind but not from our experience.Hence I call it substitute knowledge.Cheers!