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Is History part of Wisdom ?

 
 
Reply Mon 5 Apr, 2010 04:54 pm
Is History a theacher of Wisdom ? Can we trust our Knowledge of History ?
Do all Lovers of Sophia the Virgin know their own history ?

We should scrutinize World and discover where it went wrong.

Recently so correctable; I am a liberal, but certain boarders are not to be crossed. Respect for the souvereignity of Nations. Strict Rules. Terror.

1984 >2010>2012<2021

People must Trust Each & Others:lol:

Pepijn Sweep,
Magister I/:bigsmile:
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Mon 5 Apr, 2010 05:02 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Any difference from the wisdom of the dead and wisdom of the living?

Can the dead teach? (the living?)

Can the living learn? (the dead?)

Can either be forgotten, unspoken, can they be remebered?

Wisdom to me is a living thing, the only understanding is that which is alive and able to recieve it. But it may still need to be experienced to be still called wisdom.

Is wisdom outside of experience?
Can wisodm be trusted if it not lived?

Is history a teacher? All depends on whos learning.
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Mon 5 Apr, 2010 06:00 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Pepijn Sweep;148655 wrote:
Is History a theacher of Wisdom ? Can we trust our Knowledge of History ?
Do all Lovers of Sophia the Virgin know their own history ?

We should scrutinize World and discover where it went wrong.

Recently so correctable; I am a liberal, but certain boarders are not to be crossed. Respect for the souvereignity of Nations. Strict Rules. Terror.

1984 >2010>2012<2021

People must Trust Each & Others:lol:

Pepijn Sweep,
Magister I/:bigsmile:

Yes I agree [We should scrutinize World and discover where it went wrong]
We should also scrutinize and question ourselves about our own way of thinking. We should also listen, scrutinize and question other point of views other than our own so we can grow intellectualy. This is how I think paradigm shifts come about.


People must not Trust Each & Others but question what they have to say!:detective:
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Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 12:45 pm
I found an old PF tread. The answer still needs questioning... I mean I still did not get an answer ! Can we learn from the past ?
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 12:48 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
we can only really learn from the past if we've experienced it directly, otherwise we're learning from a point of view that is skewed by the observer, so while we learn, it's relevancy can be brought into question
Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 01:00 pm
@djjd62,
there where usually more observers from important events

more viewpoints
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 01:06 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
still any knowledge gained is filtered through their prejudices and ones own

Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 01:07 pm
@djjd62,
Troth ! True ! Right...
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melonkali
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 03:19 pm
@djjd62,
One comment I recently read from a historian: "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."

I love reading about particular periods of history; the more I learn, the more I'm convinced we can and must learn from the past. However, viewing "the past" from the perspective of the peoples of that particular time and place isn't easy. I can't say that I've even come close, although for certain times/places I've easily read over a dozen books written from different perspectives. Which led to reading even MORE books about the pre-history of the events, books about the histories of the people involved, "how" they habitually "thought" and "felt", "acted and reacted", "popularly held beliefs", "how they perceived themselves", "music and culture", etc. And humor -- I can read about "things they considered funny", but I don't laugh. I don't get the joke.

If anyone knows any methods for getting to "there" from "here" in order to adequately understand the how's and why's of the past, so that we can correctly apply the same lessons and principles to the present, I'd be interested in learning.

rebecca
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jul, 2010 05:21 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Pepijn Sweep wrote:

Is History a theacher of Wisdom ? Can we trust our Knowledge of History ?
Do all Lovers of Sophia the Virgin know their own history ?

We should scrutinize World and discover where it went wrong.

Recently so correctable; I am a liberal, but certain boarders are not to be crossed. Respect for the souvereignity of Nations. Strict Rules. Terror.

1984 >2010>2012<2021

People must Trust Each & Others:lol:

Pepijn Sweep,
Magister I/:bigsmile:


Knowing history is an important part of wisdom. As the philosopher, Georges Santayana said, those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.
Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 04:49 am
@kennethamy,
kennethamy wrote:

Pepijn Sweep wrote:

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Pepijn Sweep,
Magister


Knowing history is an important part of wisdom. As the philosopher, Georges Santayana said, those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.
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