Aaron Hayes says, “In recessions, philosophers are the first to go.”

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  1. Sorta true, in the slogan-esque way.

    I’d take this occasion to oppose myself to philosophy reduced to quasi-sophism, and at best linguistic psychology, or historicized mythological terminology.

    Philosophy should be in broad the attitude to clarify an obscure or obscured truth (in the eye of all, many, some, a few, or one). Slightly more precisely, it may be any field of research where a reasonable systematic consistence in result and methodology is employed.

    Thus all scientists and occultists are under the same umbrella of philosophy. What is usually called Philosopher since quite some time should be called sophistic linguists, linguists, linguistic psychologists, historical psychologists… and several more…

    Both mind terminology and broad world vision arrangements are important but some important components of philosophy seem often left behind with over-reduction or over-division in the meaning of the arts, myths, and sciences of our society…

    If I were to use a conventional term, I’d rather say:
    In recessions, dry metaphysicians are the first to go.”

    The phony philosophers do okay in recessions if they manage to pull off a nice cult :)

    The cult of Umi…

  2. Dude, did you just call me a “phony philosopher?”

    I would rather be a greedy science fiction writer cult leader.

  3. People should be taught mythology at school. They should learn good and bad mythology. Too many people either go to the atheist extreme of negating every imaginative mythology, and to the cult-ish extreme of falling affectionate to a single mythology.

    The good mythology is the one that can create a lasting dynasty and a flexible enough religious philosophy with still a sense of property/justice. The rest depends on the ability for people to manage and ameliorate the system.

  4. I know and love various mythological stories. I am still an atheist. I think it is a shame that people are a little too eager to associate atheism with no appreciation for the mystic, magical, or creative imagination.

    I am of the opinion that in the long run religion does more cumulative harm than good. AND religion is not necessary for spirituality, appreciation of the unknown, morality, or creative pursuits.

  5. I just want to say that I read your comment Hein and thought this discussion was an extension of me seeing Religulous. I didn’t see the original context until after I clicked submit. The form I see whenever it tells me someone put a comment is just the last comment, unless I visit the page.

    Sorry about the tangent.

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