On "Correct" Philosophies

On "Correct" Philosophies

A “correct” philosophy, AKA, a philosophy that is most likely to reach the truth, would possess the following traits:

· Correspondent: This philosophy shall be based on the evidence of the field this philosophy indulges in. It would be based on research and on personal experience to strengthen its logic, making it hard to overthrow said logic by trying to contradict it. The most reliable evidence it would be based upon would be science, because science is exact and absolute.

· Logically Consistent: A philosophy is built of arguments, which are composed by claims. The argument of the philosophy shall be based on consistent and logical claims, which shall not contradict themselves and would possess rationality and be convincing. It shall not contain any paradoxes, since paradoxes shall heavily damage the stability of that philosophy’s logic.

· Beneficial: It’s possible to say that there are two types of philosophies: one that is only meant for the sake of philosophizing and little or nothing more, and a philosophy that can be practical when encountering life and its various problems. A correct philosophy shall be able to give answer not only to philosophical questions, but to daily and global answers as well, that can help those who follow it to swift through the currents of existence.

· Fulfilling: That philosophy shall, above all, grant meaning for its followers, and not only a short-term meaning, but a grand, existential one. It would be able to answer and attack the logic of nihilism, which claims that life is meaningless. It would motivate people to continue to live and even assist them to stay away from suicidal thoughts and tendencies.

· Convincing: It would be able to be practiced not only by intellectuals and philosophers, but also be approachable to the common people, who do not indulge in intellectual or philosophical matters on a regular basis. That way, even a stupid individual would be able to understand and contain at least a small portion of it, without without their need to be indulging on its complex components.

· Maximizing: That ideal philosophy, in my opinion, shall encourage people to bring the best out of them into life, and develop into their optimal selves, and enhance their talents to bring them into a new level, thus making society much more productive and actualized than it already is.

The question is, thereby, is such an ideal philosophy possible to be invented, i.e, to invent a philosophy that shall follow all of these conditions optimally, with minimal flaws that shall make it vulnerable to criticism? It’s important to make sure to be able to identify between a philosophy of such kind, and between a philosophy that is presented to you to be ideal. When a philosophy is presented to be supreme above other philosophies, criticism is highly advised, or else you shall be prone to be brainwashed, deceived and manipulated. Many people who do receive the philosophy of their choice to be ideal and the most correct one, are those who are cult members and people who do not use the art of doubt to free themselves from possibly enslaving approaches to life, and thus they lose their individuality, and perhaps also their property and money.

In my language there is a saying: “Do not view it to be a Torah from Mt. Sinai”, meaning: do not fall into the trap of blind belief or faith. Work and improve your logical skills, and you shall become independent from possible enslaving and deceiving theories, which in practice not even their creators believe in it, and use them only to gain power and finance.


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