The Problem of Philosophy

At least mathematicians try not to contradict one another. Not so philosophers! They are all "great"... and all in total disagreement! "Studying philosophy" really means gorging yourself on a stew of every idea imaginable. A Platonist thinks appearance is but a bad copy of reality... While an Aristotelian puts all his faith in its observation! Are mental concepts innate or acquired? "Innate" says the great Kant! "Aquired" says the great Hume! Is there an opposition between mind and matter? Yes, says Descartes! No, says Spinoza... take your pick, Miss Smith!

Notes:

A myriad of "great" minds produce an equal number of contradictory positions. Only science can say who's right.

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Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  DoxiĆ”dis, ApĆ³stolos K. (2009), Logicomix, Bloomsbury UK, Retrieved on 2013-10-11
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