joi, 15 martie 2012

Note on Preparation for Philosophy

If we think, as Plato did, that philosophy is a preparation for death, the preparation for philosophy is farther from death.

Far from death is the usual confidence that the matters of intellectual interest cannot force the thinker to gravely valuate his philosophical preoccupations.

And since the confidence is provided by language and the language is never preparatory for something else, the thinker forgets his state of preparation for philosophy.

Due to the inspirational force of some philosophical words, some thinkers loads their words with grave tones, while some adopt the comfortable belief that even the grave philosophy can be reduced to the shallow range of discourses used by those who forget they actually prepare themselves for philosophy.