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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

The Egyptians understood Pythagoras' theorem. Guess what, we didn't bin. They say no average citizen was able to live as well as a citizen of Ancient Rome before the Fall, until London in the 1720s, ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

Your premise is flatly at odds with evidence, to the point where I believe that it is incoherent. Physicists credit Democritus with the concept of atoms. Engineers use principles first documented by ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

Analytic and continental philosophies might be seen as programmes, in the sense that they are sets of related activities with long-term goals. But in counter-distinction to that view, philosophy also ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

Science and engineering respect ancient knowledge too. However, technology has expanded so greatly that the lessons that were useful then are less applicable now. Aristotelian concepts of motion are ...
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What is the difference between wisdom and clarity?

Clarity is an easier concept to define. It means seeing things clearly, distinctly and accurately. Wisdom is more ambiguous. One useful gloss on the idea is that if knowledge is knowing "how"...
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Is philosophy the pursuit of wisdom?

It all depends on whether you beleive that there is something more profound in the way reality appears to us. If you do so, then philosophical discourse is just about finding this meaning; trying to ...
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What are some examples of modern, non-academic philosophy questions?

Some that come to mind: If evolution is true and AGIs are on the horizon and AGIs are the next step in evolution after humanity, should we along with the cosmos celebrate when we become AGIs' cattle ...
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The older, the smarter. Is the wisdom of time a scientifically proven fact or just human prejudices?

We've used telescopes and microscopes and other technologies to observe things ancient thinkers couldn't observe. We've evaluated the processes used by ancient thinkers for gaining knowledge, and we'...
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What terminology distinguishes questions that define goals from those that accomplish them?

How do I live a good life?" and "what is the nature of a good life?". That is, questions directed toward solving a problem compared with questions directed toward defining a problem... ...
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Aristotle's virtue

He doesn't define "best and most complete" in absolute terms, nor in strictly practical ones. The main point is that there are different ways to approach virtue and our best advise would be ...
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All I know is that I know nothing. Does this statement of Socrates still resonate in modern philosophy?

There are many different interpretations regarding how this phrase ended up both in Western and Greek literature, both in ancient and more modern times. Without going into historical details, let's ...
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