Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dear Ahmed 2

'Indeed, philosophy interest few people; most consider it as a way to vent one’s knowledge and demonstrate one’s superiority over others, so they don't like discussing it.'

I think that is often what philosophy is but that would be the logical, rational, empirical, moral side of it interests me little.

I once said about John Coltrane that he wasn't trying to break out of his skin but out of his skeleton. This mode of thinking is where metaphysics comes in.

It doesn't provide answers but more questions and thus reconnects us with the mystery of being and existence. In effect, we become children again, looking at things with wonder. Metaphysics, also for these reasons, is dismissed by atheists and orthodox scientists as pointless.

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