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Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy

I've made lots of new podcasts. You can normally find them via the link in the sidebar or subscribe in iTunes. I'm sharing this one on the blog because I especially recommend it:

How To Learn Philosophy

You should actually do this ... or post your objections below. Also share comments, questions, tips for others, etc.


Elliot Temple on March 17, 2019

Comments (4)

my notes for making this podcast

why to philosophy?

how to philosophy?

read books AND DISCUSS

should read my writing and my book recommendations AND OTHER SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT. read a variety including FI stuff and other stuff and judge for yourself.

analyze texts and share analysis. books and articles (and podcasts and youtubes) are made to let audience think they understand more than they do. they aren’t designed to criticize the reader’s understanding as he goes and get him to realize his ignorance. this is extremely widespread including among good authors and great thinkers, not just intellectual fakers. it’s part of the very tradition of what a book is. so you can’t just read books, that doesn’t work and has never worked well (which is why, in most intellectual fields, there are only like a max of 20 ppl who are actually good at it and making progress at a time, most ppl are pretty useless)

later: write ideas and expose to public criticism

debate ppl and expose the debates to criticism from anyone willing: post to ur blog, share link on FI, etc

youtube and podcasts are OK. variety is good. but they shouldn’t be primary. writing is more precise, serious, organized and quotable. writing is also *less* social.


curi at 4:34 PM on March 17, 2019 | #12026 | reply | quote

A better subject would be How to unlearn bad philosophy


Anonymous at 5:51 AM on March 19, 2019 | #12035 | reply | quote

#12035 that seems like it requires good philosophy


Anonymous at 8:10 PM on March 19, 2019 | #12038 | reply | quote

Why is less social good?


Anonymous at 12:24 AM on April 6, 2019 | #12094 | reply | quote

What do you think?

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