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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly]

Full Idea

Philosophy does not consist in knowing, and is not inspired by truth. Rather, it is categories like Interesting, Remarkable, or Important that determine success or failure.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy aims at what is interesting, remarkable or important - not at knowledge or truth


G Deleuze / F Guattari (What is Philosophy? [1991], 1.3)

Book Reference

Deleuze/Guattari: 'What is Philosophy?' [Verso 1994], p.82

A Reaction

Speak for yourself. I wonder what the criteria are for 'Interesting' or 'Important'. They can't seriously count 'remarkable' as a criterion of philosophical success, can they? There can be remarkable stupidity.