Philosophy-Life Relationship

Philosophy-Life Relationship

December 21, 2019 0 By Felso

The philosophical attitude involves questioning, criticizing, and searching for the truth behind all that appears about life and life. This attitude makes the philosopher different from other people. For example, the philosopher Diogenes was walking around the bazaar with a lantern in his hand.

People to satisfy their curiosity:

– ne What are you walking around in broad daylight with a flashlight? S they asked.

Without lifting the philosopher’s head:

– “I’m looking for people, people.”

The philosopher Diogenes’s search for a man with a lantern at noon tells his philosophical interrogation, the encompassing effects of philosophy on life, and the face of philosophy towards us.

Questions about the meaning of life have been questioned by the great thinkers of the past and our age: What is human? What am I supposed to be?

The most important feature of man is that he is capable of thinking about himself. He can think for himself, he is curious for himself, he asks the meaning of his life. He is also the only creature that is clearly aware that he will die. But also human; it is aware of finity, especially death. Together, finity and death create a tension that makes man look like a tragic riddle. It’s like there’s something out of reach.

So what is the meaning of man, the meaning of his life? Since Plato, the best of the great philosophers have sought to solve this riddle. They offered us three major solutions: the first, which was very common in the nineteenth century; the inexhaustible needs of human beings, with the identification of something larger, that is to be resolved through the identification of society. “It doesn’t matter if I suffer, fail, or die, bu these philosophers say. Because humanity, the universe will continue.

The second solution, which is very common among existentialists today, asserts that man has no meaning. It is a mistake of nature, man is a desolate creature. As Sartre once wrote, it is pain in vain. The riddle cannot be solved. We will remain a tragic question for ourselves forever. Third, there are philosophers in the world who do not believe in such complete meaninglessness. According to them, the human riddle must have a solution. So, how can this solution be? Only when one can reach infinity.

But one cannot do that in this life. So, if there is a solution to the human problem, then man must have a meaning on the other side, outside nature, outside the world. Well, how? According to many philosophers since Plato, the immortality of the soul can be proved. But immortality does not answer this question. It does not allow us to see how man can reach eternity, even in the afterlife. Plato once said that the final answer to this question was that a God would give us a revelation. But this is no longer philosophy but religion. Philosophical thought cuts the question here, as in many other fields.

The philosophical attitude involves questioning everything about life and life and searching for the truth behind what appears. This attitude makes the philosopher different from other people. As Socrates put it, unquestioned life is not worth living. One needs to satisfy his curiosity and question the universe and the meaning of life. In Aristotle , he states: ”insanlar All people want to know by their very nature”. Through philosophical inquiry one can be aware of something and thus make sense of human life.

Questions about the meaning of life have always been questioned by great thinkers both in the past and today. What distinguishes man from other beings and the most important feature of man is his ability to think for himself. One thinks about himself, becomes curious for himself and questions the meaning of his life. Man is the only creature that is clearly aware that he can die. This situation creates tension in people. For this reason, the person who knows that he will die constantly asked questions about the meaning of man and the meaning of his life.

Source:  Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Year “ Introduction to Philosophy ” and Giriş Introduction to Sociology ”Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)