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Friday, July 31, 2020

Philosophy is Always Unfinished

The philosophical work of an original philosopher is always unfinished; it is, in a sense, a never ending work—this is in the sense that after the original philosopher’s death, his disciples continue to work on his philosophy, pursuing new researches based on the original positions, discovering implications that had not been noticed by the original philosopher, and after they too are gone, their disciples pick up the responsibility of further strengthening the foundations of their philosophy and expanding its scope, and after them, their disciples, and so forth. New thought leads to new writing, and the work on a philosophy does not end till there are scholars devoted to working on it.

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