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  1. Now, it seems to me, first of all, it is a misunderstanding when a discourse becomes philosophical and that without knowledge of philosophy it will not be fruitful.

    Many people think that philosophy is some kind of remote from reality conversations about sublime matters, although, as Thomas Nagel rightly notes, a person somehow faces philosophical questions in a completely ordinary and everyday life. The simplest thing is to make moral decisions. The most ignorant person will act randomly. Slightly less clueless — inconsistent. Philosophy, on the other hand, will help him organize his ethical views and, in fact, gain reasonable confidence in his actions.

  2. Philosophical ignorance does not consist in ignorance of philosophical doctrines and systems. One can (and often does) know a lot “from philosophy”, but be completely illiterate in philosophy. Illiteracy here means that you don't have a philosophical language skill (when its stylistics and grammar are violated). For example, you talk about being (something self-basic, self-causal). At any stage of your reasoning, it should not become dependent on something external. So ignorance of philosophy is the inability to use philosophical language.

  3. Ignorance is not just “not knowing” or “not knowing” about something. You can graduate from several universities and still remain a narrow-minded and ignorant Person, tormented by aggression and internal contradictions. Ignorance is the moral result of ignorance of spiritual laws that manifests itself in our lives.

  4. This is the idea of modern philosophers that their chatter about nothing, someone from other sciences is interesting and useful. Unwillingness to understand and recognize that all interesting specific questions have long been sorted out in specific sciences and the remaining field of activity is almost zero.

    Read the topic of theses “in philosophy” – either what should be the subject of other sciences, whether something interdisciplinary, or omitted by specific sciences. Or just an uninteresting chatter about who knows what.

  5. Ignorance is a lack of knowledge, usually not eradicated by the individual. Philosophical ignorance is a voluntary refusal to know and understand philosophical concepts, questions and methods, which leads to a decrease in the role of philosophy in the world and to a limitation of the tools of human knowledge of the world.

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