Philosophers are just artists +
by phil on Wednesday Apr 16, 2003 7:13 PM
Philosophers are just artists + historians. All they do is reflect the current diseases of society combined with the intellectuals' suggested cures. Kierkegaard illustrated the enslavement of Christianity and the suggestion that we intellectualize theology to deal with the holes. Nietzsche illustrated the twilight of Christianity and the suggestion that we should throw out morality at the same time, just for kicks and giggles. Sartre illustrated the anguish of the World Wars and suggested we withdraw to some abstract nonthingnesses about free will to liberate ourselves. So then what do I, a philosophist, not a philosopher, illustrate? I think I illustrate the current frustration that philosophy is nothing compared to science's leadership in the public consciousness. All philosophies and religions are meaningless when it comes to the day-to-day necessities and real exploding dynamic of life. My suggestion is then to throw out philosophy and embrace playful thought... this is, after all, the twilight of man and shouldn't we enjoy it?
Wow, what a way to glorify frivolous fun.