philosophy: a religion?
Here is an attempt at discussing something i know hardly anything about:
In a Philosophy lecture today brought eloquently forward by a fellow student of mine, i had to ask a question.
well, a few.
In discussing matters of language, representation, and truth -
i wonder how and in what manner these things actually hit the ground...
What i mean is, when thinking about language as such a complex system of words, objects, and social practice...are those people that talk of such things with a deep understanding of these concepts and an even deeper interest in it, does this affect the way they use everyday language?
Where is the application of such knowledge?
Is this a conscious process?
Is Philosophy a belief system all on its own?
Its own religion perhaps?
Does it sufficiently explain the matters of the universe that are in question and that the commonplace man is wanting/needing an explaination for?
If we use our beliefs to determine what is true, but we cannot know the 'essense' of language outside of context and culture, how can such a thing be conceptualized and brought into life?