Do you have to be intelligent to study philosophy?

If you study philosophy by studying philosophy at university level and to bring this training to a good end in a reasonable way, then the answer is no more yes.

The study requires a lot of analytical reading work in different languages where you sometimes have to be able to reason in a very abstract way and then write down your thoughts in an understandable way.That requires a certain intelligence.

The material seems to be freely accessible but is quite challenging if you really want to do something with it.More than a purely encyclopedic knowledge is expected; You need to develop insight. The objective is not that you can repeat the texts of Aristotle, but that you will develop unique insights that contribute to the debate.

So you have to have quite strong verbal skills and a good abstract reasoning ability.These are both matters that form an important part of what is usually understood to be intelligent.

A higher than average intelligence is needed for every study at the university.That means VWO level. There are also subjects like logic, which many stumble upon because this has some similarity with the Maledijde mathematics. If you have done math D, these boxes will be easily accomplished. Knowledge of modern languages, especially of German is very of benefit, although not immediately necessary because many in English translations are available, but in the long term necessary because the most important modern philosophical texts are German. English should therefore be mastered at a high level.

Those who do not like reading or have little experience with it, really do not want to study philosophy.The texts to be read and studied are the hardest and most difficult texts that exist, both in terms of content and in terms of their multilingualism.

An excellent mastery of written Dutch or English is absolutely indispensable, because philosophy is a study that is mainly written.

A broad development in literature, history, religion and the arts is very of benefit.The core of the philosophy of study certainly exists in many self-discipline and the willingness to study in addition to the fixed curriculum.

No, tenminste 鈧?娄 I think I am not particularly intelligent and philosophy is not something that you really need to study.It is time to take a look at the world around you and ask questions about it. These questions actually start childly simple: Why? And there you can fill in everything: why are there people? Why do people do what they do? Why do people sleep? Why do people with eyes see?

As long as you ask questions (also about the questions themselves) you are philosuing.Because asking questions doesn’t require you to be high intelligent, but so you dare to ask questions, everyone can actually do it, especially children, but we often don’t ask.

When it comes to studying in itself (and not philosophy per se), I have to put it something else.Then it is important to have a good memory (you often have to know the names and times, periods and fields of interest of philosophers from the history and which 鈧?虄stromingen have caused them) and also must be able to properly deducate what is derived from each other And what the consequences have been for us in today’s life.

Homer (although he is a poet and writer, he has uncovered many philosophical insights)… Aristotle, Plato, Kant, the Sartre, etc.

I prefer to use the word predisposition than intelligence.Many assume that they are 鈧?艙too dom 鈧?But intelligence is very diverse, mainly based on repetition and habituation, even more than accidental coginitiative abilities. Yes, some people have less difficulty in understanding complex concepts, but it is not because you can analyse philosophical works that you therefore manage to repair a car, or to grow your own vegetables, or that you are not actually better off As a lawyer or psychologist or that you are also a good philosopher. Ultimately, it is the intention that you will not be after-aapt but creates. University courses are used to connect with your own strengths and interests. Philosophy is therefore never a lost year because it is very literally the overview of various disciplines that are important today in the sciences. So even if you do not go as a philosopher you have a clear picture of what is possible and expected.

Moreover, the university courses have become more accessible over the last twenty years.You can safely read this as 鈧?艙a piece of easy, which does not mean that you come through without difficulty of course. Simply, it does come along when you do that trouble too.


And logic like [for that you don’t necessarily have to be a math boulder

‘, ‘ How weird too!I have done a vocational training sale more than 10 years ago, but I am now studying at a college. When I first saw that thick book of philosophy and then the content: o: o: O I really thought, though I get this 4 years after each other in the first year, I never go here or never succeed! But I still had a 13/20:)! Proud of myself:) I thought it was a boulder interesting box, maybe it has to do with me personally, I don’t know! 🙂

“,” In my experience, you can study/study philosophy and it will help you understand everything better.

Intelligence has nothing to do with it.

But you really want to read philosophical pieces.Yes, you have to have studied some other things to understand the difficult language.

But ALD you want to write philosophically.

That is not to be learned.You just do that because it’s in you.

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