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Thursday, April 16, 2015

1)Who is a philosopher?
2) why do philosophers not consider religious figures to be philosophers.
3) why is Jesus not considered a philosopher?
4) why is Buddha not taught as a philosopher?
5) who gets to decide if someone is a philosopher or not?
6) does one need a degree to be considered a philosopher?
7) what if your views are not the popular views?
8) can you still be a philosopher?
9) can someone have completely unpopular views of the world based on their own experiences and be considered a philosopher?
10) why is hitler not taught as a philosopher?
11) hitler had his own view and he sought out knowledge, he did bad but he still loved knowledge, so why not teach his views?
12) is philosophy in itself a religion?
13) philosophy class (the only one I've had) seems to teach (preach) what the good people thought, even if opposing, why not the bad?
14) people that love knowledge can interpret that knowledge how they like but it seems as though what people want to hear is just the good things, is that fair?
15) can people think they are too smart to have a GOD?
16) if philosophy teaches only the good, why do people not think of it as a religion?
17) did Plato have a degree?
18) did Socrates have a degree?
19) did de carte have a degree in philosophy?
20) what makes all of them philosophers that are taught in school if they had no degree?
21) can a person with unpopular beliefs be taught in a collegiate level?
22) it seems as though most philosophers were unpopular in their beliefs during their time, why are they now considered philosophers?
23) if you take what most people consider to be philosophers say and apply it to life, does it make you a better person?
24) how does that make one better than a religious person?
25) both people sought out something to make themselves better, what really is the differance?
26) who is better, someone that quotes Plato or someone who who quotes Jesus or Buddha?
27) why is it ok to quote anyone?
28) shouldn't your ideas come from you?
29) if you base your thoughts on the beliefs of another, are you truly seeking knowledge?
30) do we as people just seek for another to justify our beliefs?
31) we all think, we all know certain things, why is it that one person who does nothing but think and has very little useful skills get considered to be a philosopher?
32) if I wrote down all of my thoughts, would I be considered a philosopher?
33) I seek out knowledge in a lot of different areas, am I a philosopher?
34) am I not a philosopher because I believe in the GOD?
35) do I have to be good with words (able to articulate as you are) to be a philosopher?
36) who decides who a philosopher is?
37) don't we all seek out knowledge in certain areas of expertise?
38) we all have opinions, why are mostly optimist opinions taught as philosophy?
39) we learned of 1 pessimistic philosopher, is that just an attempt to make philosophy seem not to be a religion?

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