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Philo-thérapie

Posted in Oh my God! by hadyba on juillet 3, 2012

Si à 13 ans votre fils est un crétin fini qui défend les idées de droite les plus cruelles qui soient, ne désespérez pas, il vous suffit de lui faire lire de la philosophie pour le guérir. Il n’est même pas nécessaire que ce soit de la philosophie politique.

La preuve par Krohn:

Krohn is bucking the received wisdom that people become more conservative as they get older, a shift he attributes partly to philosophy.

“I started reflecting on a lot of what I wrote, just thinking about what I had said and what I had done and started reading a lot of other stuff, and not just political stuff,” Krohn said. “I started getting into philosophy — Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Kant and lots of other German philosophers. And then into present philosophers — Saul Kripke, David Chalmers. It was really reading philosophy that didn’t have anything to do with politics that gave me a breather and made me realize that a lot of what I said was ideological blather that really wasn’t meaningful. It wasn’t me thinking. It was just me saying things I had heard so long from people I thought were interesting and just came to believe for some reason, without really understanding it. I understood it enough to talk about it but not really enough to have a conversation about it.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78068.html#ixzz1zYJMnqtA

via Leiter

PS: Je me demande s’il ne faudrait pas parachuter des livres de pilo au Mali.

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