Philosophy and propaganda, and beyond

“Philosophy teaches us to feel uncertain about the things that seems to us self-evident. Propaganda, on the other hand, teaches us to accept as self-evident matters about which it would be reasonable to suspend our judgement or to feel doubt.” Aldous Huxley

Mostly true, i feel !

Science begins when there is a break from evidence.

Can you unpack that a little more?

For instance, evidence tells us that the sun turns around earth !

To make progress some had to break with the immediate perception.

May be " obviousness " would be a better word than " evidence ". I reach the limits of my English.

[Epistemology - Wikipedia]

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I like it. Not sure if it was intentional, but it puts philosophy right next to science, which is where it belongs. Philosophy goes hand in hand with theorizing, it’s at the edge of knowledge that has near certainty.

As in, we have a philosophy of living based on evolution. We are pretty sure we survived by adapting to changing conditions, and we know death is part of that. Unlike a philosophy based on; we were created as we are and if we do certain things then we can conquer death.

Most of sciences began as a part of philosophy.