Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A brief thought...

I realized today why I like philosophy so much.

As I read some wonderful thoughts by philosophers whose works I enjoy (at the moment, James Sire); it struck me that the authors of these works do not care if I am young or old, male or female; they just ask that I try to understand what they write…carefully and thoughtfully.

They are not asking for me to like their work, but to try and comprehend the “what’s” and “why’s” of their writing.  They are trying to teach me, if I allow them to.  This is a chance to be in a sort of dialog as I read.

I am honored to be included in the conversation.

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