Philosophy houses a lot of absurdities, making it difficult to take the discipline seriously.
With questions like Does the nothing noth? and Does our subjective consciousness really exist? being non-ironically entertained, it is no wonder that people have developed an averse attitude against it. Many critics have gone as far as saying that philosophy is all made up nonsense (you might be able to guess which word they actually use in their complaints).
Although I share their disappointment in the lack of rigor that is sometimes displayed, I ultimately disagree with their conclusion that philosophy should thus not be taken seriously.
To argue a case in defense of philosophy, today’s post will focus on showing how the discipline has profound and unignorable implications in all areas of academia and life–including those that seem immune from its reach.