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What philosophy best fits your personal values?

What philosophy best fits your personal values?
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 3:19 AM:
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To the many wise men (and women!) on this board who use philosophy in their day to day life: What philosophy best fits your personal values?
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 6:26 AM:

Pragmatism- that which is useful and/or inspiring for Truth as a metaphysical absolute is not available to us.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 6:31 AM:
Subject: hi Xneis
The last thing I am looking for is something that fits.

I can make that myself.

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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 7:17 AM:

I must say that philosophy isn't about fitting personal values. Its about love of wisdom, as simple etymology and Plato/Aristotle will tell you. So the question isn't about making an idea that fits my values or finding an idea that fits my values but understanding reality and conforming myself to that. It would be rather unfortunate to have a "philosophy" that I can fly when I feel like it, and have a brutal run-in with reality at the bottom of a 200ft cliff.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 12:46 PM:

Humanism.

Stultus, at some point, the foundations of your value system will never be "truth" but instead, preference. Philosophy will help you figure out what your personal values are, but will never actually situate them. Only your own absurd choices can do that.

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Posted Mar 17, 2012 - 1:06 PM:

My own.

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Posted Mar 18, 2012 - 1:30 PM:

Proxenetist wrote:
Humanism.

Stultus, at some point, the foundations of your value system will never be "truth" but instead, preference. Philosophy will help you figure out what your personal values are, but will never actually situate them. Only your own absurd choices can do that.

Oh? Is that so? Or rather is that true?
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Posted Mar 19, 2012 - 1:39 AM:

Xneis wrote:
To the many wise men (and women!) on this board who use philosophy in their day to day life: What philosophy best fits your personal values?


I am not one of the forum wise-guys, but I'll respond unqualified. I can only say that I find some value in many different philosophies. I cannot subscribe totally to any one.
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Posted Mar 19, 2012 - 6:18 AM:

knucklehead wrote:


I am not one of the forum wise-guys, but I'll respond unqualified. I can only say that I find some value in many different philosophies. I cannot subscribe totally to any one.


Great to hear. Which ones appeal to you? I'm asking to help me gain some perspective on the many philosophies I don't know or understand
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Posted Mar 19, 2012 - 6:41 AM:

My philosophy, of course. Pragmatic Stoicism.
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