Philosophers~ what if they rule the world?

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  1. Misbah786 profile image84
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

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    Philosopher is defined as a lover of knowledge, but it also refers to a scientist of all sciences and a lover of all the arts. A very skilled doer. One who has a very keen eye and a very studious mind. He sees everything in great shape and depths.

    Renaissance man is a throwback to the classical eras of Greece and Rome, when people were supposed to be multifaceted. Not just an expert in their own field.

    Suppose the world has been transformed into a single state, with all countries now united, and the president of the world is required to be a very knowledgeable philosopher. All parliamentarians, including the opposition, must be good philosophers. They are all chosen after passing some sort of test that ensures they are good philosophers and their ideas are highly true.

    All in all, Philosophers, in a nutshell, carry the weight of the entire world. What would the world be like in your opinion....

    Will the government clash or will the globe flourish because each Philosopher has their own philosophy? They will rarely agree with each other, but in general, they must all be using their brains and thinking about how to make things better. What do you think the world will be like then?

    It is important to note that none of the philosophers will act or make decisions for their own benefit. So their entire concept is a commitment to making the world a better and more united place, but most of them will argue and will not agree with each others' thoughts. They all are working for the betterment of the world, but they do not accept each others' thoughts. Will it fail or thrive?

    Do philosophers have the bravery to persuade other philosophers to accept their philosophy? Or do they have ego issues??

  2. Revirio profile image43
    Revirioposted 2 years ago

    1. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it."

    [These words are also inscribed upon his grave]

    Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

    2. There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

    Plato
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    This is a great thread, Misbah.

    As far as I know, philosophers make great friends with each other. They get connected and attracted to each other ~ as childhood best-friends get connected and attracted to each other.

    Philosophers want to see the world made into a paradise. This is their ultimate aim and objective. A good philosopher does not have ego issues.

    Slavoj Žižek - Charlie Rose

  3. Misbah786 profile image84
    Misbah786posted 2 years ago

    What a brilliant response, Aiden. I enjoyed reading your beautiful thoughts. I am sure philosophers are good people and want to see the world turning into a paradise. The quotes you shared are very nice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me smile
    Happy Sunday!
    Blessings always!!

    1. Revirio profile image43
      Revirioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Happy Sunday.
      And blessings to you too. smile


      Thank you.

      1. Misbah786 profile image84
        Misbah786posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  4. bhattuc profile image79
    bhattucposted 2 years ago

    Philosophers will always be busy in seeking new knowledge and learning new things. They generally help the politicians to rule a particular country.

    1. Misbah786 profile image84
      Misbah786posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very short but meaningful response. Sir, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with me smile
      Blessings always!!

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    laugherposted 2 years ago

    There is no guarantee that the world would be conflict-free. Just that conflict resolution might be a little more civil, the quality of public debates would be better, and a good philosopher would also be great at explaining things in a straightforward manner, with less instances of transductive reasoning. On the other hand, philosophy today is mostly an academic discipline, and philosophers tend to enjoy cloaking themselves in jargon, which more often than not tends to be esoteric and unintelligible. So we'd have to hope that the philosophers use common, everyday language when addressing the general public. But overall, can't be worse than what we have today.

    1. Misbah786 profile image84
      Misbah786posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for your interesting response, laughter.
      Best wishes!

 
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