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528 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

Do philosophers ask questions to seek an answer or to make others seek their own questions?

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13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 7/29/06 - 11:19:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Varies. But, I think it's more to have them answer thier own questions
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 7/29/06 - 12:39:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
They do it so people will think that they are deep thinkers.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 7/29/06 - 12:40:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
To seek an answer, of course. Otherwise it's just bullsh*t.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/30/06 - 12:34:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
If the second option means to inspire, then I think it is both. But I think they want to seek answers for their own satisfaction first, and inspiring others is a by-product of their search.

13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 7/30/06 - 9:47:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think they expect many answers to the questions they ask. I think mostly they want people to ask their own questions.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 8:52:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Make others seek their own questions I suppose.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/8/06 - 12:43:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's a little bit of both.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 12/21/06 - 10:29:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
i say both
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 12/22/06 - 2:59:59 AM EST (GMT-5)

They ponder life and its mysteries.

13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 12/22/06 - 12:05:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Both. They seem to be deep thinkers.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 2:43:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most questions in philosophy have no definite answers. In fact, when somebody can answer a question with certainty, it's not philosophy anymore. So therefore, i'll take option number 2.
13 yrs ago - Sunday 1/28/07 - 9:35:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
What is a question?
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 8/14/07 - 1:27:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's a careful balance of both.

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