sometime sun;153271 wrote:
Do Philosophers need a philosophy?
Is a philosophy personal or public?
Is a philosophy believed or proved?
Is philosophy faith or science?
I think philosophers need a philosophy. Unless we are just giving
the title away. I'm not saying that a philosopher must be systematic. One good sentence is enough.
Is language personal or public? Generally, we think in a public language, but the best thinkers enlarge the possibility of thought, create new concepts. So philosophers are perhaps an intersection of public/private language.
What we believe is that which for us is proven. To prove something to others is same as persuading them? Some find proofs, in the classic sense, persuasive.
Does the philosopher ever prove himself or just the philosophy?
What is a philosopher without a philosophy?
What is a philosophy without a philosopher?
"How can we tell the dancer from the dance?" Yeats.
Is there ever color without shape, shape without color. This covers black, as a black shape can only be revealed by the color around it. What is the shape of total darkness?
Is searching the profession or is it being found?
Seek vs Found?
Ultimately, it seems the philosopher must find something, offer sentences. These answers may
be nothing but the praise of questioning, but this is still an implicit answer. Or so it seems to me. At this point, I hope to drag home something good, and give the world some beautiful sentences.