Philosophy is Dead!
by, 02-10-2011 at 08:59 AM (1135 Views)
Philosophy alas you are Dead!
So writes Professor Stephen Hawking in his new book "The Grand Design".
You have been dead for me for a long time now because you promised so much and gave so little in return.
I loved you once. I loved you with my heart. I loved you with all my soul.
But like all loves it always comes to an end...so it has with you...
I will remember the fun times we had - from dreaming up Ideal Forms and chaining ourselves to the walls of the Myths of the Cave in search of Wisdom and to find the meaning of The Good Life.
The unexamined life is not worth living you said. Ergo cogito sum or it could have been I am therefore I think. You declared God is Dead even though you couldn't prove his or her existence!
But it does not matter. It was arrogant of us to think that we can find the Universal Truth with the power of thought alone.
I have a new love now. This love has taken me to the moon and back. And revealed to me the meaning of my life - Where I came from, Where I am headed. She is so beautiful. So elegant and refined. I named her Science!