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  1. The simplest, most obvious meaning is the same as in studying the history of other types of human activity. By studying the history of art, science, religion, and culture, we study humanity and ourselves.

    A less obvious meaning is that philosophy is everywhere in human activity, it is our spiritual food, and even if you do not want to cook for yourself, it is useful to know how and from what the semi-finished products that you reheat are prepared. That is, an ordinary person who does not think about philosophical questions, does not think about them only because he took someone's ready-made answer. And if you want to know where this answer comes from, and even more so if you want to make such an answer for yourself, you need to study philosophy.

  2. The point of studying philosophy is to understand what the meaning of anything is.

    But, on the other hand, if you don't see the point of studying philosophy, then it's not for you and you'd better not study philosophy, that is, don't even take it up and don't come close.

  3. Philosophy is at the heart of Science and Culture,

    describes the history of Thought and Civilization,

    provides ready-made valuable answers and solutions to important questions and tasks,

    helps you think productively and logically.

  4. Before you can learn anything, you need to answer the question – why. The study of philosophy is merciless and meaningless, for a philosopher is a fine fellow who has made a metamorphosis into science. If there is no science, the philosopher is NOTHING. NOTHING makes sense to learn. It makes sense to study science in order to invent creative goods. And there are an infinite number of these philosophical attempts, and yet not all of them have anything valuable in their constructions of judgments.

  5. You need to study philosophy when you don't need to study it.

    What do I mean by that?

    In fact, a very simple thing: philosophy is necessary and it opens up to you if you already somehow, even in an inept and naive form, ask questions related to philosophy.

    This means that you are already in philosophy, and therefore you are not studying, but clarifying what you are already in.

    What are these philosophical questions? They boil down to one thing: “how is this possible?” Example. Love is impossible (after all, we can't help but count, and calculation “kills” love). But there is love! How is it possible? Amazing. And philosophy begins with surprise/amazement (Plato, Aristotle) at things that should not be, but they are.

    So, if the question “how is this possible?” does not arise (here the assumption is assumed: impossible, but there is), then reading philosophical books and philosophical conversations will not do much.

    And yes, it is necessary to read philosophical texts (not textbooks. A university course in philosophy is only “about philosophy” and will never lead to “into philosophy”).

  6. I remember that the first university lecture on philosophy told us about the inevitability of death and hence the desire of people to philosophize.�

    However, for me, philosophy teaches you to ASK questions. In a broad sense.�

    ps. I'm still not sure that philosophy should be taught in the 1-2 year course. Most of yesterday's students are not enthusiastic about the style of an average university associate professor or the content of the subject.

  7. The question is incorrect – the point of learning something is to learn it. In this case, it is necessary to ask what is the use of studying philosophy, especially bearing in mind that under the USSR philosophy was a prison of the brain, and now it is, in the opinion of many, empty chatter. And the answer to this question should be: before studying it, you live poorly (why), and then you will live better (why).

  8. Philosophy is not a science and it is not studied, because there are no laws and canons according to which any sciences are studied. Philosophy is not science, but love, the love of wisdom. Are there people who study love? You can only get acquainted with the works of Great Sages!!! But it is not possible to become a philosopher by studying their works. You have to be born a philosopher. And those who get acquainted with the works of the Great Ones, this is just an acquaintance and nothing more. It expands your horizons and affects your awareness, and it's good for you. With respect.

  9. It is that philosophy is the only discipline capable of presenting a person with the knowledge that should show him who he is in reality and in truth. And, of course, it gives everyone the knowledge that forms, in essence, the consciousness and worldview that allows you to introduce a person in the most worthy way into the world and into being. After all, this is the true purpose of philosophy.

  10. In gaining wisdom. And to do this, you do not need to be an intellectual specialist in the “field of philosophy”, but gravitate towards wisdom. After all, love is the Attraction of the heart.

  11. It doesn't make sense.

    All ancient philosophy, together with ancient, like philosophers, is a false invention of the West, based on its supposedly ancient history, invented by the Vatican in the 15th-16th-17th centuries

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