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All philisophy is based on Personal Experience?

  1. May 22, 2004 #1
    When a lot of people agree on something e.g. logic, they do so due to shared personal experiences they can relate to?
    When sum1 rejects they're own existence - they do so out of experience that has moulded their thoughts i.e. their philosophy.
    Another question: no philosophy can uncrotrovertially answer all questions (maybe even any question?) therefore what do you do? Reject all philosophy or accpet all of them? Or choose to believe in one due to personal experience matches with it? Choose to ignore philosophy and embrace common sense as ultimate judge? Or has the so-called common-sense let us down on too many times in the long run? Or are there other options? Would like opinions on this :D
     
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  3. May 23, 2004 #2

    loseyourname

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    Who rejects their own existence? I get the feeling you worded that improperly.
     
  4. May 24, 2004 #3
    Erm...I'm not sure...maybe buddhist monks ... what about zen monks?
     
  5. May 24, 2004 #4

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    These monks don't believe they exist? I've never heard of this.
     
  6. May 24, 2004 #5

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