• Metaphysician Undercover
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    Philosophers are trying to save the human race from their greatest enemy, themselves. They haven't been able to do it, therefore philosophy is a failure. Wait a minute, human beings haven't annihilated themselves yet, so on what basis is "failure" claimed.

    The point being that we judge a process as a success or failure in relation to whether it achieves a stated goal. Snakes states the goal of philosophy as to "unlock general features of the universe", and concludes that since features remain locked, philosophy has failed. But Snakes seems completely ignorant of the role which philosophy has played in unlocking those features which have already been unlocked.
  • Janus
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    But Snakes seems completely ignorant of the role which philosophy has played in unlocking those features which have already been unlocked.Metaphysician Undercover

    So it would seem!
  • Mww
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    If you are human; you are, even in a philosophical way, blind to yourselfAntony Nickles

    “....(except for psychology’s insights).....”

    Ants at a picnic.
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