Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Thinking Mess


"What's wrong with you, can't you think straight?"

But...why must I think in only one direction?

Is there only one correct way to think about problems in understanding our existence?

Don't you agree a fool believes there's only one simple solution for every problem?

"Philosophy is more like research and design—it is creative, and tries new things in order to create new responses to perennial problems of human existence.

If this is what we aim to do in philosophy, then intellectual diversity is crucial, and the kind of “quality control” approach that we sometimes find advocated in the field, and which works very well for practical engineering and applied sciences, is veritable kryptonite to the philosophical project."

It's messy when you think deeply.

"When we are on a path of discovery, it is far more important to explore, allow for diverse methods, approaches, and styles.

We can only find what we do not already know when we allow ourselves to wander off the range."

Orthodoxy is more concerned with being loyal to the truth as defined narrowly by a sectarian authority.

Same with those who can only think in black and white when in reality there are many shades of colors like as in a rainbow.

"Either you are with us or you are against us," so they say. Really, no other possibilities?

And how would you know there's no other possibilities if you haven't explored them?

https://unpolishedjade.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/why-be-concerned-with-intellectual-diversity-in-philosophy/#more-464