I'm a newcomer to this forum ... and also to discussion groups on the Internet generally. I'm a reporter and I work for a small nonprofit organization in Wisconsin which I helped found 15 years ago.
Here is my main feeling regarding philosophy [and history and virtually everything in life]:
Everything is so fantastically complex, and our understanding is so limited. I know it's a cliche, but I do feel that we're like the six blind people feeling around on the elephant, comparing notes and trying to understand it better.
I look forward to checking out the forums here, and hopefully getting feedback regarding my interests. My website is at:
Wisdom and Delusion
and here is the basic possibility that I'm interested in:
As our industrial civilization grows bigger and more powerful, much good is being done. But perhaps as individuals we are gradually shrinking in important ways. As is often noted, we tend to serve as small cogs in a vast machine. Perhaps we're gradually shrinking, lowering our standards and becoming more deluded.
I'd love to hear from you ... to get feedback from fellow "blind" people. And I look forward to putting in my 2 cents worth here too.