Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?
A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a trash bin for his work - the philosopher can do without the trash bin...
A friend remarked once that philosophy is "good for nothing". Study of philosophy is interesting to a few people. VERY few people. Most of humanity live out their lives not bothering a bit about questions of truth, rules of argument, nature of existence, etc.
Most people live and die within the context of their society, culture and belief system.
They use words like "justice", "right", "wrong", "God", "truth", etc. but they use them the way they use any other words: for simple communication. They don't ask "what is truth?", or "what is justice?". They know it when they see it and that is enough. And if you were to ask them what it means to "know" something, they will look at you as if you were slightly wrong in the head. And you very likely are, if you make it a habit of asking questions like that.
Philosophy is a waste of time, she said. A pleasant distraction for those who can afford to sit around and ponder such things because they don't have to worry about where their next meal will come from.
Is there something to this?
Let's find out together....
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