Sunday, November 28, 2004

Philosophy View - Points

What is your philosophy... does it help you in your daily life?

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At November 30, 2004 at 9:37 AM, Blogger Mike Levy said...

Aspects of Philosophy by Michael Levy.

What does it mean to be a philosopher and what are the aspect of philosophy? Can professors and teachers apply universal wisdom with all subject they teach? Do they know what universal intelligence is?
If they do not have the connection to the source of all intelligence, how can they apply true meaning and good intent to every subject taught in schools and universities?

Whilst the questions seem simple enough to answer (and they are), in the academic world of philosophy, it has become almost impossible to accept the answers within a three hundred and sixty degree universal point of view. That is probably due to the fact philosophy that is published in academic journals has to follow certain guidelines and procedures that contains scholastic logic and reasoning....But the logic and reasoning of to-days intellectual brain has very little connection to original ancient philosophy or the manner in which humans evolved. Most academic philosophy today is analytical in structure. It can perhaps be compared to a large prize marrow that has won best in show. It may be very attractive to people interested in pretty marrows, but it is only for looking at and not grown for human digestion.

So what does philosophy mean? Let's play the academics game and look how Webster's dictionary defines the word philosophy.....
Phi-los-o-phy

1 : all learning exclusive of technical precepts and practical arts
(2) : the sciences and liberal arts exclusive of medicine, law, and theology
(3) : the 4-year college course of
a major seminary b (1) : archaic : Physical Science (2) : Ethics c :
a discipline comprising as its core logic, aesthetics, ethics,
metaphysics, and epistemology
2 a : pursuit of wisdom b : a search for a general understanding of
values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means
c : an analysis of the grounds of and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs
3 a : a system of philosophical concepts b : a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought the philosophy of war philosophy of science
4 a : the most general beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group b : calmness of temper and judgment befitting a philosopher © 2001 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

So, we can academically correctly state, philosophy should contain the total knowledge known to humankind, in the pursuit of wisdom, within a balanced order. Therefore, core logic and reason, aesthetics, righteousness, metaphysics, concepts, epistemology and wisdom should be the ingredients of the following.........

Analytic Philosophy.
A trend in philosophical analysis that seeks to resolve philosophical perplexity by revealing sources of puzzlement in the misunderstanding of ordinary language
Moral Philosophy.
Ethics and the study of human conduct and values
Natural Philosophy.
Natural Science; Especially : Physical Science
Ordinary Language Philosophy
A trend in philosophical analysis that seeks to resolve philosophical perplexity by revealing sources of puzzlement in the misunderstanding of ordinary language
Philosophy of Life.
An overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life.

All of the above categories contain the word philosophy, therefore all should hold core logic, reason, aesthetics, righteousness, metaphysics, epistemology and most of all wisdom, but in many cases they do not.

Over the past two hundred years many new philosophies have taken on a world of their own and the philosophers who endorse them are as dogmatic as any fundamental religious follower.
With such a vast assortment of different types of philosophy why has segments of academia taken upon itself to be judge and jury and pick ONLY what they term as philosophy and more or less ignore everything
that does not conform to their narrow tunnel vision of philosophy?
What happened to simple authentic wisdom?

Could it be the ego/intellect of the academic mind wants to capture philosophy, hold it hostage and thereby only publish works that are read by an inner circle of academics, who want to believe they are a
special breed, that has a higher view of life. If this is the case,
nothing could be further from authentic fact....Ivory towers have never been a safe place to hide away and pretend the rest of the world does not exist.

Education should be embraced by the universal source of intelligence that gave the professors a brain in the first place. The application of universal laws should be structured into every subject, taught to every student, in every place of learning.

For example; If professors are teaching mathematics, they should teach the student how to apply maths so that they can help humanity to progress.... Not so that they can become financial directors and use their mathematical skills to cheat millions of people out of
their hard, honestly earned money.
The greed of large corporation and the sensationalism in the media is proof universal intelligence was not part of their education.

Let's contemplate the aspects of philosophy in simple terms......
If we wanted to research nutritional and healthy eating
characteristics, we could read many books, journals and magazines to find out what is good and what is bad for our diet....on the other hand, if we use simple authentic wisdom that projects the philosophy
of healthy eating, maybe we can sum that up in one short sentence......
Eat natural foods of nature, in a balanced manner and don't overeat.

Who could argue with that? And if the meaning in the sentence is accepted and lived, it would allow the follower to eat healthily. No fad diets required. What could be more simple?

So with that in mind, what if we want to research philosophical understanding, we can read a mountain of books, journals and magazines on different philosophies, or we can sum philosophy up in one short sentence.

`Consume natural universal thoughts in a balanced, Joy filled, wise, loving, authentic manner and don't over-think your actuality.'

This sentence contains core logic and reason, aesthetics, righteousness, metaphysics, concepts and epistemology..... So why can't everyone follow it? Well, it may take a little more debate to
locate the source of natural universal thought.

When a human being lives on the same level of intelligence as a fish, bird, insect, animal and plant they live naturally.......

? A fish: can locate a destination three thousand mile away from its departure point without a map or compass...How many philosophers can do that?

A bird: can fly in perfect synchronicity will all its mates and each one takes the lead and knows where their destination is located. No compass required. How many philosopher can do that?

Insects: such as Ants can carry ten times their own weight, work in harmony for the betterment of their colony and it is one for all and all for one....How many philosophers can do that?

Animals: posses many in-build skills and without the aid of an education, can perform great mastery in hostile surrounds. They retain a keen sense of surrounding danger and can move at swift speeds with no aid of machinery. They enjoy their life on earth with
just nature supplying all their requirements...How many philosophers can do that?

Plants: provide food and oxygen to all life forms on earth and embrace universal intelligence with no questions asked....How many philosophers can do that?

Humanity can live as natural as all other life forms if they adopt an authentic philosophy that embraces its source of evolving/creation.
Within a thought realm that feeds the intellectual part of the brains intelligence, the human being can use its superior intellectual logic and reasoning to work out a blueprint to live in harmony and peace with no division and no different philosophies, religions or sects.

If we all live for one and one for all, sharing, giving and caring, wars will cease and humanity will advance as nature intended..... in synchronicity with all other life forms on earth.
Who can argue with that wisdom? What could be more authentically
simple. What could be more universally profound?
What other aspects of academic philosophy could be more important to
the survival of humanity?
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At December 1, 2004 at 5:10 AM, Blogger Joy A. Burki-Watson said...

Virtuosity …


Having the strength of Atlas
to carry the world on his back
back to the days of simplicity
when nothing was something he lacked

Having the courage of David
to parry when under attack
then attack the likes of Goliath
when retreat could have altered the facts

Having the patience of Job
to tarry when just-ness was slack
slack as in nil - to none at all
while he waited to make a comeback

Having the wisdom of Solomon
to marry God’s parallax
God whom he asked for knowledge to rule
a kingdom where love stayed intact …

© 2003 Joy A. Burki-Watson

 
At December 22, 2004 at 4:59 AM, Blogger Joy A. Burki-Watson said...

Life Is a Celebration


Life is a celebration.
in all things, a new-found possibility
producing a static stability
to the mind’s erratic ability
to focus on the mundane

Strong feelings of thoughts
strong thoughts on feelings
empowering, enlarging, enriching.
the soul’s compensation
for fortunes that remain
unaccountable ...
for there are so many.

Life is a celebration
the ecstasy of sentimental charity
the imagery of circumstantial vitality
the joy we find in reality
of our private wisdom

Strong feelings of thoughts
strong thoughts on feelings
empowering, enlarging, enriching.
the soul’s compensation
for fortunes that remain
unaccountable ...
for there are so many.

Life is a celebration
of highways shouldered thick with blooms
of golden leaves of Autumn strewn
never too late ... never too soon ...
these synchronized hands of time

Strong feelings of thoughts
strong thoughts on feelings
empowering, enlarging, enriching.
the soul’s compensation
for fortunes that remain
unaccountable ...
for there are so many.

© 2003 Joy A. Burki-Watson

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www.geocities.com/waydownuponjoy

 

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