Re: Philosophy: It doesn't suck so bad we can't ignore it

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 12:03:53 MST

"J. R. Molloy" <> wrote,
>I heard the definition of philosophy as "the art of asking the wrong
>questions" it seemed to me an accurate description. (In case you didn't
>know it, my favorite definition of philosophy is a take-off on Abraham
>Joshua Keschel's definition... "Philosophy may be defined as the art of
>asking the right questions...")

For the first time, I realize that this entire thread was meant to be a joke.
This was never a usable definition, it was always a humorous punch-line.

> > For a proper definition, you need to expand on what makes a question
>> "wrong".
>Yes, that would be philosophical... and a waste of time.

And I realize that your answers are supposed to be humorous by being
deliberately circular.

>Everyone knows what wrong means, but philosophy attempts to prove the
>incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible.

You deliberately kept the conversation by being non-responsive.

>official definition (of course) comes from Ambrose Bierce: "Philosophy, n.
>A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing."

Another joke. Perhaps you should investigate a concept known as smiley-faces.

>It seems to me you're asking the wrong questions. That's OK, you're an
>accomplished philosopher.

I am not an accomplished philosopher. I seriously was trying to
figure out what your content-free postings were trying to say.
That's OK, you're an accomplished troll. You are now in my kill-file
with other trolls.

Harvey Newstrom <>

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