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  1. wrong.

    First of all, because the word “deep” does not set a criterion. How deep is it?

    While this is a subjective assessment, it is not a rule.

    In addition, even if you turn the depth of reasoning into a criterion, it will not be decisive. For example, you can ask the question: “Is it correct to call all thick novels books?”

    Or even here: “Is it correct to call all valid and fairly general statements rules?”

    Let's define a depth criterion.

    We will call such reasoning sufficiently deep that:

    1. contains criticism of your own arguments
    2. problematizes this criticism itself and turns to the search for its initial foundations
    3. finds a basic contradiction in the grounds (criticism and arguments), resolves it and leads to a new point of view

    Personally, it is quite clear to me that a person who reasons in this way, at the time when he reasons in this way, is philosophizing.

    In a good way 🙂

    And I can call him a philosopher. However, will this be correct? No one forces me, and there is no such rule.

    And a person can be offended; not everyone likes it when they are called all sorts of ambiguous words.

    So I prefer not to call him a philosopher for any additional reason, but simply to recognize this ability in him.

  2. In colloquial language, this definition will work. The fact is that a philosopher is a person who is looking for answers to the” basic questions ” of humanity, that is, where we came from, why we live, what we should come to, what the ideal person or ideal society looks like.

    In this regard, all those who are engaged in physics, logic, mathematics (especially theoretical), biology, but also music, literature, pedagogy, and in some cases even sports are philosophers. In this sense, any writer is a philosopher, any poet, any commentator on the web.

    That is why a smart child is often jokingly referred to by classmates as a” philosopher “rather than an”art critic”.

    But, naturally, a real philosopher is a person who has studied philosophy. Everyone else has a high probability of reinventing the wheel all their lives, but a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy knows all the main search directions, and is less likely to repeat himself.

    But even here it is necessary to make a reservation. There is an opinion that the Faculty of Philosophy has nothing to do with philosophy. It was never completed by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, or Kant. And if there is such an opinion, then it is also part of philosophy. From this point of view, the fact of studying at the Faculty of Philosophy is harmful, because it does not allow a person to invent a bicycle, but it is necessary to invent a bicycle, because you will never invent the same bicycle, there will always be some differences-the steering wheel will be longer, the wheel will be more reliable, there will be more spokes in it…

    And this opinion is also part of the philosophy.

    Br… Better come to me on Telegram about literature. Everything is more accurate and easier there.


  3. Why not name it?! The Criminal Code does not yet provide for any penalties for compliments. Of course, you can be sued for libel… If someone is proud of stupidity, like a politician, and his right so, in the forehead-a philosopher…

    Better to be careful with your words, I think.

  4. Philosophy is not a profession, but a way of life, a state of mind and consciousness. A philosopher is a person who loves wisdom, who is in love with the Divine, with the incomprehensible mysteries of existence, with the Beautiful and its manifestations, with Nature, with people, and with all living things. With respect.

  5. Delusion. Should be distinguished (cumulative series): man-smart-wise-philosopher. All people reason in one way or another as the basis of their actions. Otherwise, life is impossible. However, they can make mistakes, even the sages. This is the norm of everyday life.

    A philosopher is someone who studies the cognitive aspect of science and develops techniques for essential (essentialist) cognition. Plato called them dialectics, and Aristotle called them analytics (logic).

  6. Not quite.Agree philosophy is a state of mind,and as a result, a way of life! And to think deeply, you need to have a stock of knowledge.Well, to repeat a deep but not your own, or you reinforce your knowledge, or just flaunt your favorite thoughts.With respect.

  7. You can also name those who think small. Philosophy is a personal opinion about the world of each individual. Some of these people have been declared philosophers and carefully study everything they say.

  8. Stupid-stupid-average-smart-wise-philosopher. Isn't that how those who think they are philosophers put themselves? We know who the smart ones are,so let's start with the wise ones.Wise people become over the years.I'll explain why.Over the years,closer to old age, people see worse, hear worse, become lazy, stop being interested in other people's problems-that's the wisdom for you.That is, they seem very wise from the outside.After the wise, there are already philosophers.These people can do nothing but sit and philosophize.And don't give a fuck about it. Logical?😁

  9. In principle, yes, but you need to understand something else,a philosopher also lives as a philosopher.More often one, because it is unlikely that someone will agree completely with him.More often modestly, food, clothing, manners are restrained, not arrogant.In our time, even a beggar does not pull.But the wings, you can lay down, almost anyone, regardless of ranks,ranks, high mitres-the headdresses of priests of many denominations.More often he is cheerful, realizing that not everyone is able to understand what is not difficult for a philosopher.In short. The knower does not speak,the speaker does not know.😂😂😂😂😂

  10. No. First, you need to follow certain rules.

    Before starting reasoning, you need to clearly define the terminology, for example.

    And even if you follow all the rules, you do not become a professional philosopher, but only an amateur. Society requires professionals to meet more stringent conditions. A corresponding diploma, publications, and other activities in these circles are very desirable.

  11. Philosophical question:) If we take into account the definition of philosophy and, specifically, the definition of a philosopher, then, theoretically, we can call someone who conducts reasoning in order to know the existing reality, a philosopher. This field is so extensive that it is difficult to divide it into topics that we could refer specifically to philosophical, and which we could refer to other topics that are not related to this field. For example, philosophy includes the following questions:” What is truth?”,” What is Man?”,”Does God exist?”. However, I believe that such reasoning should be useful, otherwise it can be considered useless. And in such cases, the phrase “philosophize”, in my opinion, is negative.

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