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We are all Philosophers

All of us, you, me, the janitor, the fundamentalist Christian, Muslims, physics professors, are philosophers. Some of us may not "love" learning or philosophy as a subject or as a discipline, but all of us believe in knowledge and like to think we have organized it well enough.

We grasp reality as body of connections, as when we say "I get the picture." The picture is context, and context is most significant. (If a robber holds a gun to your head and says "I hope you give me your wallet," the context is more significant than the word "hope".)

Experience, including reading, puts bits of information into our memories. Reason happens when we connect these into a coherent mental picture, with greater details making finer (less grainy) pictures.


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