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Harmful philosophy

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 32yrs • F •
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Harmful philosophy
Is there such a thing? What would fall under the category of hamrful philosophy?

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"How can we be just in a world without mercy and merciful in a world without justice?"
 32yrs • M •
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I'm not sure. How would you define "harmful" in this case?

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"How am I not myself?"
 36yrs • M •
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self defeating philosophies.

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"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. - Thomas Carlyle"
 32yrs • F •
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The definition of harmful is what needs to be defined here.

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"How can we be just in a world without mercy and merciful in a world without justice?"
 40yrs • M •
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I would think that a harmful philosphy would be any kind that could be twisted into the uses of one person. That would enable the one person to control a group of people with it.

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"What is true power?"
 35yrs • M •
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I would think that a harmful philosphy would be any kind that could be twisted into the uses of one person. That would enable the one person to control a group of people with it.


So that would make all philosophies harmful because they all have the potential to be misused.

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 42yrs • M
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Philosophies are working theories based on study. They are not belief systems.

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
 40yrs • M •
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Philosophies are working theories based on study. They are not belief systems.




? A theory is nothing but a belief. In this case philosphies are belief structures. A philosphy is a belief structure based on what we know.

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"What is true power?"
 42yrs • M
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A theory is an educated guess, which is not a belief, but indeed, many theorists believe in their theories to be fact.

The distinction I am making is that philosophic belief systems, which I appreciate and understand your fairly accurate point, deal with possibilities, probabilities, and the ability to change.

Whereas the belief systems to which I was referring... do not.

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A philosphy is a belief structure based on what we know.


I would say it is a structure of greatest probability, not belief. To believe is to think you know without doubt, and with no chance of variation.

Philosophies, being working theories, are open ended and do not permit unchangeable belief.

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
 32yrs • M •
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i dont know the philosophy, but The painter Edvard Munch, who created "The Scream" Believed in a currupt philosophy. The Philosophy was created by a German guy who believed "to curropt or be curropted'. Edvard Munch Lived a life of curroption. He smoke, Drank, Opium, Many love affairs, and even venereal dieseases. I say that is a bad philiosophy.

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"How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"
 60yrs • M •
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Any teaching that dominates would be damaging

Any teaching that promotes freedom would be good

The truth shall set you free.

The opposite is true of falsehood

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"A fool says I know and a wise man says I wonder."
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