RE: extropians-digest V6 #1

From: Mihail Faina (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 07:26:32 MST

I like Descartes "definition" - "Philosophy affords the means of
discoursing with an appearance of truth on all matters and commands the
admiration of
the more simple". I have to confess that I am one of "the more simple"
and I sure like to read comments of the need/not need of philosophy today...

From: "J. R. Molloy" <>
Subject: Re: Philosophy: It doesn't suck so bad we can't ignore it

From: "Technotranscendence" <>
(Everyone here should take the
> time to tell us what they mean by philosophy in neutral terms before
> it.)

What seems like a definition in neutral terms to one person sounds like
bashing to another.
If I say that philosophy is the *art* of asking the wrong questions, as
opposed to the *offense* of asking the wrong questions, some people may
(or may not) find that this puts it in unacceptably positive terms.

Stay hungry,

- --J. R.
3M TA3

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