17 thoughts on “How to read philosophy

  1. Barry says:

    I think the subtitle says it all 🙂
    The first thing to remember is that the great philosophers were only human. Then you can start disagreeing with them

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  2. There would be no need for philosophy if people could peacefully fulfil their natural instincts. Still, as things stand, we have failed to model our characters after nature and so lost the power to meet the challenges presented to us in our daily affairs.


    • makagutu says:

      i think if we could peacefully full our natural instincts, we would have the most time to philosophy. now, there are people who can’t even attempt to philosophize because they haven’t solved the problem of food.
      There is however a second school of thought that argues all of us have a philosophy of life. It is just not a structured philosophy.

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  3. ladysighs says:

    Maybe tomorrow


  4. renudepride says:

    A very intense posting for a Monday morning! I’ll have to begin reading at home tonight after my four lectures today. Good research, my Kenyan brother! 🙂 Naked hugs!


  5. Alan says:

    “I am sorry to be the one to break it to you, but you are mortal.” This quotation is from the post. If it is a philosophical statement, and I should read with an adversarial approach, then perhaps I should ask, “Oh, yeah?” or “How do you know?” or “Can you prove it?”


  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on how to read philosophy. It’s great to see that you have provided some helpful tips and insights for approaching this complex and rewarding subject. Your words serve as a reminder that philosophy is not just about reading and understanding the ideas of others, but also about developing our own ideas and perspectives.


    • makagutu says:

      I must admit readily it is not my thoughts per se but I was just the conduit for something I thought would be meaningful to my readers and friends. I am glad you like it though.

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