The Philosophical Wrecking Ball: Protecting Us from Our Yearning for Certainty

“What I understand of “philosopher”: a terrible explosive in the presence of which everything is in danger.” ~ Nietzsche

The thing that makes philosophy useful (when it’s done well) is that it keeps all the other domains of knowledge in check. This includes, especially, the domain of philosophy. No mode of thought is off limits.

No way of thinking is off the hook. All the sciences are nailed to their respective crosses and stabbed with a spear— a question-mark spear. In the midst of the wrecking ball, there’s no room for holier-than-thou pretense. There’s no resting on one’s laurels.

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Gary 'Z' McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
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