And there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Of that I am sure.
(As for the influx of Philforum folks into A2k, the image that springs to mind is this nice party going on in this very laid back, but nicely decorated, venue, and suddenly all these earnest types appear in one corner, many of them bearded, carrying on these intense conversations about the existence of abstract objects.....)
well as far as online philosophizing goes, and speaking for myself, it has become a habit.
I think it is an OK habit, but I do wonder. Sometimes I think I have too much time on my hands.
As to what it is: the literal definition is the 'love of wisdom' or better still 'love-wisdom'.
I am inclined to the mystical, so I generally stick with that vein of philosophy.
I've been mainly watching on & reading quietly, yesterday & today, Francis.
Not participating much in the philosophy & related threads.
I have seen real efforts on the part of some A2Kers to participate
in the philosophy discussions, sometimes only to feel rebuffed in spite of their efforts.
Or to be "set straight" in their thinking ...
I think this is why some have gotten a bit huffy recently.
I have come across some philosophy folk I've taken quite a shine to & would genuinely like to know better.
But it takes two to tango & I'd love it if a few more of them would venture into a few more of our threads, too.
Good for you, to those who have. We do not have to be quite so territorial.
It's probably a mistake to take these threads as good examples of philosophy
Hi chai2 and all
Philosophy is nothing but a figment of our imagination.
Its speculation about knowledge, action and properties that can't be empirically researched. Its a personal speculative guesswork, one person thinks this and another thinks that. All are welcome to input thier opinions as we all have a right to our personal viewpoints.
Philosophy is simply a meta-conversation, or in some people's cases a meta-monologue; Inherently abstract and unattainably, universal.
Especially if a bit more cross-fertilization occurs.
I can't believe that Miss Olga said "my two bobs worth." Have you ever actually used shillings and pence, Miss Olga?
Are you saying that Australia used the pound/shilling/pence system before adopting the dollars/cents system?
Philosophy, or not philosophy, may not be the question, really, instead, how long might it take for the homeostatic state to be acheived once again, for all our members . . . and of course, by all, I do mean ALL . . .including the whole fertilization processes . . . hee, hee, hee...