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Posted 06/08/10 - 4:30 PM:
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In which phase a thinker becomes philosopher?
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Posted 06/09/10 - 12:02 AM:

The 'eighth' phase.



At the 'quarter' phase the philosopher becomes a theologian. peace
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Posted 06/09/10 - 3:26 AM:

Monk2400 wrote:
The 'eighth' phase.


What is this "EIGHTH" phase?
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Posted 06/09/10 - 6:22 AM:

Monk2400 wrote:
The 'eighth' phase.



At the 'quarter' phase the philosopher becomes a theologian. peace
So, it reverses? wink
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Posted 06/23/10 - 7:32 AM:

heh I'd have to say when you start to ask questions about things that no one around you understands. When people groan, leave the room, tell you to shut up or refuse to discuss your questions with you and leave you in what they call your little wierd fantasy world... that's a good start.

The question I started myself off with was a 'what if' as in:
What if what I saw as blue, you saw as red, but we both called it blue?

I then questioned other perceptions and then existence.

Thank god I read about Descartes' "Cogito ergo sum" (I am thinking therefore I exist) somewhere, because I was on the edge of losing it.

The exact moment you become a philosopher, to me, is ultimately up to yourself. And some would argue that there is no 'moment' but rather a continuos flow of time. Still if you decide to question the world against everyone's objections then I believe you have earned the title philosopher.
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Posted 06/23/10 - 8:19 AM:

Being a philosopher, I gather, is a state of mind.

Now I'm a philosopher -- now I'm not -- now I go into endless, meaningless discussions with weird people, secretly enjoying a severe case of mental masochism -- now I don't. smiling face

Some people call it schyzophrenia, others call it 'that time of the evening'. When you get right down to it, it is all so stupendously important that it's rather ridiculous. No sense to bother, so sane people don't. Insanity is therapeutic. It keeps your sidesplit disturbing personality temporarily occupied. Hello, I'm Bobby Bloodybellybuttons. Who'se up for another round?

Cheers.
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Posted 06/23/10 - 1:56 PM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:
heh I'd have to say when you start to ask questions about things that no one around you understands. When people groan, leave the room, tell you to shut up or refuse to discuss your questions with you and leave you in what they call your little wierd fantasy world... that's a good start.


That is the PHASE where a 'Thinker' becomes a 'Philosopher'?


The question I started myself off with was a 'what if' as in:
What if what I saw as blue, you saw as red, but we both called it blue?


Really good. You may go ahead and start a topic if you would.





Thank god I read about Descartes' "Cogito ergo sum" (I am thinking therefore I exist) somewhere, because I was on the edge of losing it.


May be or may be not. Some mystics say that very act of thinking is the cause of lack of true vibrancy(who cares about Descartes or mystics??).



The exact moment you become a philosopher, to me, is ultimately up to yourself. And some would argue that there is no 'moment' but rather a continuos flow of time. Still if you decide to question the world against everyone's objections then I believe you have earned the title philosopher.


I would rather not earn the titles or suggest of the same. Titles sack the life in you. What is bad if you remain titleless. Not that it is that easy or practical as my statement suggests.



--Thinker13(another title which has not been earned!)
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Posted 06/23/10 - 4:44 PM:

hi bravo, welcome to the couch smiling face

i think almost everyone thinks about things, but not everyone would be characterized as "a thinker". on the other hand, there are intellectuals but not all could be characterized as philosophers.

so, i would say it has to do with questioning the intangible nature of things. an attempt to approach the indefinable..
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Posted 06/25/10 - 4:07 PM:

I feel I owe an explanation for my earliar post. I was highly amused at hearing a question that I have been asking myself for some time. Many of the situations I discussed were ones I have faced myself while I was unsure of where my questions were leading me.

I agree with Thinker13 in that titles "sack the life in you". Again most of my post was influenced by my humor and I did not think my statements through.

I also agree with libertygrl where becoming a philosopher has to do with "an attempt to approach the indefinable.."

I, myself, while not giving up on the question, have put it aside and accepted my questions to be philosophical, despite whether or not I am a philosopher.
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