A very short introduction
- Edward Craig
It is extremely hard to avoid philosophy in everyday life, even with a conscious effort. Rejecting it involves measuring it against a system of values. Rejecting its value means rejecting the effectuality of certain types of thought and emphasizing the incapacity of humans to deal with certain types of question. So by rejecting it, a new voice within philosophy is being created. ‘Philosophy’ argues that philosophy must exist and that it shouldn't always be seen as abstruse and weird. What is the purpose of philosophy? Not all philosophy has sprung out of a need for a comprehensive way of living and dying. Most of the philosophy that has lasted has arisen from some pressing motivation to justify a deeply felt belief.