Philosopher AI
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Is philosophy too divorced from praxis in this day and age?
If philosophy is too divorced from praxis, then it can only be for one of two reasons: either (1) the truths derived are unhelpful or irrelevant to the outside world, or (2) there was some mistake in reasoning that led to these truths. If reasonings are sound and appropriate, then they should lead you somewhere useful.
For example, the philosophy of mathematics says that a number is not a thing in itself but rather an abstract concept. This is quite relevant to our daily lives: it means that you can't just physically grab a number and hold onto it or put it in your pocket.
On the other hand, if you've come up with a philosophy that runs along the lines of 'we must smash all computers' then this is clearly not relevant to everyday life.
So the first step is to check whether or not your philosophy actually has any real-world relevance.
The second step is to then examine the reasoning behind it. This is important because the world could have changed, and what once made sense may no longer be relevant.
And there could be errors in reasoning. Perhaps you've been using faulty premises, or maybe your conclusions don't follow from the premises.