Philosophy and Sophein

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Philosophy has its far and somewhat hidden origin. It is older than the notion that we just interpret historically or academically, it is a life according to the highest principles or laws given to a human being so much that turns into the greatest Love and fulfillment. The one who loves and thinks – would say Holderlin, a famous German poet. In pursuit of  Divine Wisdom Sophein, from which the whole visible World is born, we turn to the ancient Greeks whose way of life was the basis for the way of the modern civilization living. Moreover, the philosophical thoughts  go even further, wider, deeper and longer ago to the human history as a kind of being that even preceded to themselves. All truth cannot be revealed, that is a nature of this world and now let it be important to us the Hellenistic thought and the lives of  philosophers until present time.

A human being fulfilled with Sophein cannot rely on discursive  or rational elements of  language, thinking and speech. The language  (the set of signs, symbols and meanings) – is dead, but the speech (or speaking) alive. The Language has some deeper origins than the conceptual ones, because the language is also a gesture, energy (Greek: energeia – activity), howl, view. In that sense  the logic is not enough. That deeper language in its character is an acceptance or a rejection, an encroachment on the world or its  reveling in a sense of allowance the world shows itself how it is in its in a deeper basis. In this regard, some Greek notions are derived such as TECHNE (craft, art) and POIESIS (making, creating, revealing). Therefore, the questions on  Destiny, Inevitability and Freedom come from these ideas.

Philosophy as the ultimate Love is not even a science, it is a mother of all sciences so people on their way to it use the knowledge of other (scientific) disciplines. The benefit that we have of Sophie is to stay on the Way (Greek methodos) which is not the same for everyone, but every road leads to the same one. That Road is not marked and can be found by those ones who go out of the choir (Greek tragos: a goat) and sing a song (ode) in praise of  the gods. Hence the Greek tragedy. The one who has reached  Divine, that one has nothing more to tell nor to sing, but we on the Way, who philosophically live, except life itself, and besides all kinds of languages (metalanguages), use this conceptual language (though  still very valuable one)  of critical or poetic thinking.

Perhaps it is no wonder that it all began with the blind poet Homer – he sings about the heroism of Achilles in the Iliad and the long wanderings of Odysseus returning home from the Trojan War. Besides the mind, the heart is important too. These songs are mythical and as such full of symbolism on the life principles of people and their relationship with the Divine matters. The blind Homer saw something.

Dorein Way

 
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