Phil Journal 1

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Lucas Montgomery January 24, 2008 PHIL 1000 Journal #1 Playing with Fire, Sheep, and Wolves According to Bertrand Russell, “Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true”. A grueling study that renders no answers except in the form of theory and possibility. One would begin to think that such an exercise is one of futility and doomed to frustration, yet Philosophy touches upon the insatiable appetite of mankind’s curiosity and engenders exploration rather than frustration. Is it the curiosity to know? Doubtful, since answers in Philosophy are merely hypothetical. So what caliber of curiosity captures the philosopher’s soul and sends him backpacking off to the boundless frontiers of the mind? Philosophy is not an exercise in self improvement or self help. Try yoga. The pondering of God, knowledge, and science does not comfort and console the conscious or subconscious fears of those that ponder. Rather such ponderings disturb and question beliefs and certainties;
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