Get an answer to your question
As is often the case with philosophical questions , the correct answer is both” yes “and” no ” at the same time, although in different senses.
“Yes” – because many philosophical problems can be formulated in a fairly simple language, accessible even to a schoolboy: the same notorious “to be or not to be” or “can the results of knowledge be considered reliable?” or ” what is a person?” etc. Of course, professional philosophers over the millennia have managed to think through the nuances and formulate more subtle and precise differences within these questions, which are not so easy to explain to an untrained person, but they are still based on the same fundamental problems that everyone thinks about at least once in their lives.
And yet “no” – because the very fact that every person” thinks ” about these questions does not make every person a philosopher. After all, how do we usually “think”? From boredom, to show off in front of someone, to amuse your “ego”. The result of such “thinking” is most often a few banal phrases and a clever puffing of the cheeks – nothing more. A real philosopher is another matter. For him, the question of authenticity or about a person is a genuine annoying, literally itchy in the subcortex questions that can not just be dismissed. Simple and banal answers are not suitable. That is why thinking about philosophical questions is a very long and expensive process. For example, Descartes pondered his method for about 7 years, Kant wrote the Critique of Pure Reason for more than 10 years. How many people can afford to spend 10 years of their life (or even more) to solve one problem? We don't have time, we need to earn money, what are the questions here…
Therefore, I would say this: potentially, almost any person is a philosopher, but surprisingly few people actually become one.
Yes, this is exactly so, only with a noticeable difference…like the world of the ocean! There are very deep-sea creatures! There are moderate, well, fry that prefer shallows, and bright sun..Everything corresponds to the form that a person chooses!
To be a philosopher means to have a strong attitude, to understand the essence of things, to be able to overcome your fears, to be able to overcome the death within yourself, to be able to get to the very essence about yourself. Because we don't know ourselves. Not everyone can be a philosopher, not everyone is given this!!! “He who has understood life has understood the essence of things, That only death is more perfect than life, That to know without being surprised is more terrible Than not knowing or being able to do something.” With respect
Not everyone, but only those who produce wisdom, that is:
actions that unite and bring people together by contributing to the understanding and awareness of each Sapiens of their involvement in the production of opportunities for harmonious cooperation of entities that have somehow formed in the universe…
In order to promote the wisdom of humans, it is not necessary to interpret anything that is not obvious, but the reluctance of sapiens to become wiser than they are negates the efforts of enthusiasts who seek to distinguish between the true in one way or another perceived – that which makes it possible to distinguish the real from the apparent and explains the origin of both.
Philosophers say that philosophical knowledge provides the most integrated view of what is happening, of the world. And in principle, such a vital function is performed by each of us, without thinking about it, without realizing it. After all, in this sense, every person is a philosopher by birth and in essence (which is what the German philosopher Fichte draws our attention to: “philosophy is born to man; this is the general opinion, and therefore everyone considers himself entitled to judge philosophical subjects”). Even if he does not have a philosophical education and is not familiar with the essence of the philosophical, he combines all that is separate and disparate into the general, which is (already) philosophical. But, of course, everyone to the best of their abilities and abilities.
A lot of people are far from a philosophical view of the world around them.
Very few people think philosophically.
Some people tend to be philosophical only occasionally.
Philosophy is thinking from the perspective of an outsider.
EVERY person-a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, and absolutely everything… – to some extent/degree.
This is the nature / essence of man from the Nature that created man – for the successful survival and development of man.
Is everyone a mathematician? Why not, if anyone can use at least 4 arithmetic operations in life.
But when we say “mathematician”, we mean a specialist who knows higher mathematics and is engaged in research in this purely abstract discipline.
It is the same in philosophy. It doesn't make any difference.
Socrates said at the end of his life in this world: “I know what I don't know, but others don't know this either.” Herbert Spencer concluded that there is no god but the Unknowable.” Albert Camus came to the conclusion that the world is absurd. All three of them are united by the deep unknowability of Being, because they saw that the knowledge of Everything That Exists is impossible and the phenomena that are known will always go into an infinity of questions, problems, hypotheses. But a person must courageously accept this absurdity and, knowing the limitations of knowledge, must be in constant search for the Truth, although he knows that this Truth will always go beyond the horizon. Such and only such a person who is not afraid of the absurdity of being and the impossibility of finite knowledge, but is ready to devote his life completely to finding this unattainable and eternally elusive substance of knowledge – being incurably wounded by the question ” What is Truth?”- deserves the honor of being called a Philosopher with a capital letter!
Yes, everyone is a philosopher … not every person is a person! 🙂 Not all that glitters is gold, not all that is human, not all that is human.
It is precisely the human in a person that is not inherent in him by nature (i.e., not bodily-biological), nor is it guaranteed by the simple fact of belonging/belonging to society and culture (i.e., it is not limited to sociality). Only by calling into question such your (self)as a given, a possible (potential) person can, in some perspective, i.e., not immediately, come out to himself as a real (actual) person. Or maybe… and don't get out (stop, get lost, return), the result is not guaranteed. When you set out on a journey to yourself, you leave the usual definitions, goals, and authorities that bind you to your previous life, and you leave the latter itself in its usual naturalistic understanding. It is no coincidence that one of the earliest definitions of philosophy is the classical Platonic one: “to philosophize is to prepare oneself for death.” However, do not be afraid and discouraged: this is not an apology for dying, much less suicide. A truly philosophical “preparation for death” is one of the most life-affirming activities (“fun science” as Nietzsche would say)! But difficult! Therefore, there are few people among people and few philosophers among those who study it… But every person is a philosopher! And vice versa!
There are not enough of us young, elated, Not suffocated in the dust, Still alive, still in love With the young smile of the earth … (V. Nabokov)
Something like that! Good luck! 🙂
You must Register or
Login to add an answer.