Philosophy 101

“Man’s mind , once stretched by a new idea never regains it’s original dimensions.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes

What is Philosophy? The term is applied to any body of doctrine or opinion as to the nature and ultimate significance of human experience considered as a whole. It is perhaps more properly applied to the critical evaluation of all claims of knowledge and logic.

The first ambition to answer distinctively philosophical questions were made about 600 BC by the Greeks.
The three most towering Greek philosophers are Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
Philosophy is a struggle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Thinking philosophically is often times exhilarating, disturbing sometimes even, but always rewarding.
Philosophy targets questions that often times seem to reach beyond the point science could provide us any answers.

The activity of philosophy is a great tool for “power-thinking”, learning to reason and argue effectively is just one of the rewards given. The ability to spot a logical joker, cut through waffle, be relevant in the moment and make a spot on point with supreme confidence. The critical skills developed by philosophy are too many to count. really.
Philosophical theories are not tested by observation, but by practical engagement of the mind.

My favorite quote is by Aristotle.
“All men by nature desire to know.”

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SNARKY QUOTES:

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
–Lao Tzu

“You want a friend in Washington?
Get a dog.”
–President Harry S. Truman

“Mr. right is coming. But he’s in Africa and he’s walking.”
–Oprah Winfrey

“The only reason bad things happen to you is because you’re a dumbass.”
–Red Furman

“Your father should of pulled out.”
–John Wayne

“You’re the reason our kids are so ugly.”
–Groucho Marx

“If I found her floating in my pool, I’d punish my dog.”
–Yoko Ono

“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy; if you get a bad one,
you’ll become a philosopher.”
–Socrates

Finally, I carry with me each day a little black book of quotes that I often refer to.
Times when someone is testing my nerves I read a favorite quote by Jean-Paul Sartre.

“WHO CAN EXHAUST A MAN?
WHO KNOWS A MAN’S RESOURCES?”

Like an old loyal Coffee pot, I feel the energy cells in my body begin to percolate and soon
I’ve overcome the trial or difficulty.

The right philosophy is good for your well being; that’s a quote by me, Charles Micheaux.

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You can watch Oscar Micheaux films @ YouTUbe.

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