And maybe finishing actually is not all that important anyhow. Nevertheless, in all discussions that I had on this question, it always seemed somehow related to the question: What is philosophy?
So, let us have a closer look on what philosophy actually means. As we know, philosophy derives from the term philo-sophia, which literally means the love of wisdom. The expression “love of wisdom” sounds nice but in principle it doesn’t say us very much. However, on a recent late night flight, while being half asleep, an idea hit me:
If love is something we can feel, then also the love of wisdom must be something that we can first and foremost feel – ergo: philosophy must be something that we can feel.