Can philosophy help us in solving the world’s problems?

Question from the Internet:

“How would the world be different from today if everyone thought at a high philosophical level?”

Nothing would change. We are already mostly philosophical, even our “hard-core” sciences have become theoretical since we have hit a limit beyond which we cannot progress with our inherently egocentric, subjective, self-serving, and self-justifying consciousness and perception.

We are desperately helpless against the mounting global problems since with our limited, introverted worldview we can’t even comprehend what is happening to us, let alone find solutions.

Thus instead of philosophy, philosophical thinking we need something very realistic, practical.

We need a unique, purposeful, and practical educational method — that is based on the most fundamental, all-encompassing laws of Nature — that can help us build an unprecedented collective consciousness, perception of reality.

Only when we all escape our inherently egocentric, subjective consciousness and perception — escaping ourselves into each other — tasting, experiencing, perceiving reality through the desires, thoughts, and viewpoints of others, only then will we understand who we are, what system we exist in and how we can solve our present problems and prevent new ones.

And when the “dust settles” we will start to recognize a completely new, qualitatively much higher level of collective human existence, with states, benefits, achievements we could not even dream about before with our limited and distorted original consciousness, worldview.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.