Philosophy in universities: Τhe plight of modern civilization…

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No. He did not have a "philosophy degree"...
No. He did not have a “philosophy degree”…

Universities today teach students how to think.

Or at least they are supposed to do so.

Actually most of them just teach memorizing.

But even if someone decides to go study philosophy to a university which really teaches the proper way of thinking… BUT what is that “proper” way?

Philosophy is about thinking on your own.

No. He did not “study philosophy”…

Universities are mainly oriented to teaching rules. And specific theories. But theories are here to be changed, rules are here to be broken. If philosophers follow one rule, that is that there are no rules. Philosophy studies things from a clean slate, no axioms or “proper” methods attached.

No one can teach that. You have to learn it your self.

Even from the very fact that people who try to study philosophy go there in order to “learn” (what? the “rules”?), they are not philosophers for me.

Philosophy historians at most.

Modern civilization is so low that tries to put into a box the very source of human knowledge. The only thing that has to remain OUT of the box.

Think freely. Try NOT to learn the rules!!! _

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum!

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