Divas: If you love logic more than wisdom, better if you called yourself a logician, but not a philosopher.
Jan 3 at 9:23pm
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Then call me a logician
Sheikh Inayat Ullah
indeed its TRUE as philosophy is all about love of wisdom …..
Like · Jan 3 at 10:17pm
Early Greeks comics had a lot of fun with logicians and logic ie. start out with a bad predicate you’ll end up with a bad answer
Like · Jan 3 at 10:42pm
Do you thing ‘having’ a philosophy is same as ‘doing’ philosophy?
people like Ric Nix here are against this idea… he says that a philosopher is like an engineer or mathematician..
I have mix feelings, on the one hand One does not need formal logic to have great philosophic intuitions, on the other hand, people like Frege, Russell, Pierce and Wittgenstein were great philosophers and very serious logicians (Wittgenstein were also an engineer)
if you would call yourself a logician that doesnt need wisdom, you are either a rational man, nor a wise man….
besides Logic is the son of philosophy.
You cannot disregard logic, its an integral part of philosophy.
To add some of greatest philosophers were scientists/engineers/mathematians. We are rarely taught to be all rounders. That is what is missing from society.
Louis le Hutin
Wisdom is impossible without logic.
If philosophy is intellectual transactions made amongst people/philosophers, then logic is the currency. Logic is the currency of Philosophy.
logic is the base of wisdom.nobody can seperate them.a philosopher has both things. rene descart is the best example of it.
once you start thinking, you use logic. But that’s another point. But is philosophy similar to engineering or mathematics?
first of all experience is the base of wisdom, not logic.
and secondly : we humans dont think automaticaly logical,
we are full of irrational thoughts and fears, logic is the tool to review them. Tracing the line between logic and wisdom is called philosophy
Mateo Torres Ruiz
You must understand how to create valid arguments (and you must use logic for this), if you just want to share thoughts better if you called yourself a litterateur, but not a philosopher.
Like · Saturday at 8:25am
doesn’t logic boost wisdom?
Spencer R. Milton
depends on what you mean by wisdom. if by wisdom you mean belief that makes me feel good but which is not supported by logic, then a philosopher is more like a logician.
the philosopher must be a logician plus something else.
Most of us here seem to agree that philosophy needs logic, but wisdom is going beyond logic. Am i right?
Spencer R. Milton
right. but what do you mean by wisdom? if it’s whatever you happen to believe and that not wise people happen to not believe because they aren’t wise, you’re probably doing it wrong.
Like · Saturday at 12:50pm
Spencer R. Milton
wisdom seems to be knowing the truth about matters and how that ought to influence life decisions.
if you are determining the truth about a matter because a certain kind of life is consistent with it, you’re doing it in reverse.
Like · Saturday at 12:57pm
We all know that it’s impossible to understand the universe, us, etc..
Hundreds of years ago astronomy was a philosophy. It’s much unattainable to find logical links in philosophy. Never giving up thinking will make us understand and be able to send some philosophy to logical science after hundreds of years. ‘Just a little bit more’ is important to make human being progress.
Like · Saturday at 1:14pm
it’d be better to give the pure logicians their own field n separate them from philosophy