Sunday, January 12, 2020

On The Philosophical Bulls In The China Shop

The twentieth century was the age of philosophy movements. It saw the rise of a number of movements which were founded by intellectuals who had too much confidence in their own abilities. They were convinced that they were the raging bulls of philosophy, that they would demolish the china shop of all the dominant philosophies and make people accept a new worldview. But in the arena of philosophy, there is a matador for every bull. The philosophical bulls were quickly cut down to size by the matadors of philosophy and every philosophy movement founded in the twentieth century was ripped apart (became irrelevant). Philosophy needs wisdom; it needs knowledge of history and human psychology; it needs a sympathetic attitude. It is not a sport for bullheaded people.

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