As someone who thinks a lot about weird and wonderful things this may seem like a strange question. Did philosophy ever have any relevance to everyday life?
It seems sometimes that these thought exercises were designed to keep otherwise useless individuals employed. Did it really matter on a practical level? Your average man wouldn’t care if there was any point of contact between the extended and the unextended.. It didn’t really cause disasters and alarums when thinkers speculated on the Earth and it’s relative position in the Universe.
Maybe it is the disrespectful treatment of these guys by the Monty Python boys but most Philosophical treatises are not understandable by the common man and he probably wouldn’t care much if they were.
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