“The goal of wisdom is fulfilment.” En inglés What is Philosophy for? | The Book of Life

Being wise means attempting to live and die well, leading as good a life as possible within the troubled conditions of existence. The goal of wisdom is fulfilment.


In their pursuit of wisdom, philosophers have developed a very specific skill-set. They have, over the centuries, become experts in many of the general, large things that make people not very wise. Six central ones have been identified:1. We don’t ask big questions2. We are vulnerable to errors of common sense3. We are mentally confused4. We have muddled ideas about what will make us happy5. Our emotions can send us in dangerous directions6. We panic and lose perspective