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“I’ll get to that book in one or two weeks, but I need some philosophy now.”

I said those exact words recently and people seemed taken aback, as usually happens when I say that I “need some philosophy.” Nowadays the image we have of philosophers is that they are people who sit down and think, think and eventually come up with a new theory. “Maybe this is how the world works!” Some people even have a negative view of the subject. They think that philosophy is nothing but a waste of time, and instead we should be moving and working and definitely not trying to find subjective answers to subjective questions. Science is already a foolproof method to discover new things, right?