The Werther's World
"The mind is like a parachute -
it only functions when it's open!"
- something for men with beards gone grey a long time ago who
do not know what to do with the time they've left!"
That's exactly what Philosophy is not!
But that is it's image, a prejudice leading her way, wherever she goes. It is the
science itself, which is to blame surrounding itself with the impenetrable cloud of
posh expressions and incomprehensible terms making Philosophy an one-way road
for academics and thus depriving her of her use for mankind!
Philosophy is the most human of all humanities and
we all are philosophers!
is while browsing the Net - with all its loopholes - that the philosopher in
to the surface... in those moments when your browser tells you for the 25th time
"Network Error - Server down or Broken Pipe"
or Windows95 comes up with new errors no-one's ever heard about, your data's lost
and right then you go:
"What is this all about ?",
"Where the heck's the sense in all this shit?" .
right then, when you start to reflect;
start to ask
a reason and
challenge all that ever seemed so normal... right then you're as much a philoso-
pher as any bespectacled and bearded retiree in the world !
Philosophy treats everything.
All humans consider to be worth reflecting, all that moves humans, what stirs their minds
can and does become the subject of Philosophy.
From the largest concept to the smallest particle and to the (seemingly) most unimportant
thing - From life's sense to earthworm's happiness !
define the field of Philosophy somehow more exactly, one can distinguish three
basic questions according to Immanuel Kant, which popped up again and again on
Philosophy's course through history
"What can we possibly know ?"
"What is the way we're supposed to act ?"
"What can we believe ?"
first questions concerns human Cognition.
What is the nature of our world, how am I to imagine her ?
What can I know about her at all ?
And can I know anything about her for sure ?
second question challenges human Behaviour.
How am I to lead my life ?
What can I -reasonably- pursue and what objectives should I envision ?
How shall I behave towards my fellow human beings ?
How towards society ?
third question is about human Beliefs.
Is there a superior being an "out-of-this-world" power ?
Is man free in his will ?
Is there a life after death, immortality ?
Since these questions concern beliefs, they can only to a certain degree
be answered with "prove and evidence".
order to advance oneself in his day-to-day Philosophy it is crucial to know
crossed other minds, what has been thought before; to get Inspiration from other
Philosophers' ideas. Only thus can new plants grow on the fertile soil of ac-
to introduce to you selected
ThinkModels of Philosophers, gather Philosophy-Ressources on the Web and provide
a Forum for discussions - all of the above mentioned in an easy-to-understand way
and by avoiding stupid pseudo-scientific vocabulary !
Philospohy-Pages @ Werther'sWorld:
- Karl Marx: Visionary and Racist
- Friedrich Nietzsche - Criticizing religion!
- Freedom of Speech and Anti-Censorship!
Philosophy-Forum @ Werther'sWorld:
Does man posses a free will ?
Come on - discuss ! Mail your opinion, Werther'sWorld'll put them on the web !
on the Internet:
Missing Link - Magazine for Webculture and Philosophy
Sic et Non - Philosophy Magazine
Allright, allright... large potential for improvements and somehow a "beta"-version.
But I'm working hard and steadily to build up my site and enlarge the facilities and
information to be found at Werther'sWorld.
Come and check back to be amazed at what is happening ! :-)
Just mail me - it's so easy!
The Philospohy Pages @ Werther's
provided by Benedikt Wahler
Most recent obvision: 01.02.1999
© 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 by Benedikt Wahler