There exists a wide spread prejudice about philosophy,
curiously promoted by some philosophers themselves, and that is
that philosophy has no practical value. This prejudice is false.
Philosophy is the desire and courage to think big thoughts, to reach
out for an understanding of the whole and all its parts. Philosophy
is about scope and method of thinking, and it aims to produce understanding
in the broadest sense.
Philosophy questions both assumptions and conclusions, and is the
surest way to establishing a critical understanding of both the
universe as a whole and our immediate surroundings.
A critical understanding involves knowing something
about the nature of what you know, i.e. understanding the limits
of your knowledge. It teaches you not to rely on falsehoods, and
not to trust unexamined opinions. Such an understanding is crucial
in your ability to interact with others, plan your affairs and achieve
We each have to make our own way in life, to do so requires an independent
This philosophy VISH-style
we can call Vilosophy.
In Vilosophy we use
the mind to overcome the traps of thinking.
One of the traditional obstacles to understanding is the tendency
to think in terms of limitation and separation. Quantum physics
has shown us that many kinds of separation are not really real.
Observer and observed influence each other in ways that questions
the notion of objectivity, certain events separated in space can
not really be considered distinct.
Systems Thinking, and a conglomerate of models we refer to as Chaos
Theory, are effective conceptual tools we need to explore our complex
reality and develop models and strategies that work for us (and