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Monday, August 29, 2016

Will we all benefit?


Why do we philosophize? I believe its curiosity and for some reason walking helps. I think it is funny how when walking through our day to day lives we most often discover something new. Now not the car off the dealer lot new but that new idea that many have pondered upon before. Walking doesn’t help me think but taking my mind off something (walking away) helps so when I come back to the question I have a fresh view on the question at hand and sometimes that time away gives me more experience to come to a response to that question or create another question in response. Peripatetic means to work in various places for a short amount of time so is the mind not included in the various places. Through scientific research we have proven that we use various parts of the mind for different functions. although working in various places outside the brain helps too. Walking while thinking does help in the sense that it gets your blood moving, but for those of us that get distracted easily… does walking really help that with a changing the view and people around us constantly drawing our attention to them. Peripatetic philosophy in science does work and theory should work, but I don’t think it will always work especially for me unless have a question I am walking for or at a time of day that my attention can be devoted to my thinking with no outside distractions. So I believe in peripatetic philosophy and that it helps thinking and generate ideas but I also believe in the fact that it is not for everyone just like chocolate.

5 comments:

  1. H01. My essay was on almost the same thing. But in my opinion just being alone, sitting quietly can lead to more profound thoughts than walking around being surrounded by distractions. Thoreau and Emerson both wrote some of their best works while just sitting and observing

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  2. H01. My essay was on almost the same thing. But in my opinion just being alone, sitting quietly can lead to more profound thoughts than walking around being surrounded by distractions. Thoreau and Emerson both wrote some of their best works while just sitting and observing

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  3. Perhaps instead of using the time to try to organize your thoughts to produce an idea that you can easily be distracted form while walking, you just let your mind go free. Allow yourself the time to pay attention to nature's distractions, and then when you return to stationary, write. As those who take breaks and return to writing at a great efficient, may simply use the time to let go rather than organize.

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  4. Yes, i believe that the main reason that humans philosophize is that by nature, we are curious beings. In fact, one of the philosophers in ancient times was executed partially for that reason. Socrates was charged with being a curious being among other things and was sentenced to death.

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