Love love, hate hate: Philosophy in a sound bite.

I love this. I never took philosophy but I’m fascinated with how humans see themselves relative to life, our existence, the purpose, the point, the meaning, the….

Philosophy in Brief by John Colbeck 

Love love: unconditional love is above and beyond moral judgements of good and evil.

Hate hate: it destroys its hosts and their values. They will not be ‘naturally selected’.

Criticise criticism: it is parasitic on construction.

Judge judging: judgements are boomerangs.

Praise praise: it makes both parties better, stronger.

Question questions: every question implies (folds in) assumptions.

Negative negatives: look for and promote the positive assumptions implied.

Reprinted from “Dialectical Thinking and Humanistic Psychology.” Rowan, John. Practical Philosophy. July 2000. 

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