Firstly, let me begin this conversation with a tribute to Guglielmo Marconi and the new opportunities that he created to let us communicate with each other. There are several options for our conversation.
WholeDude.com welcomes all of its readers, both male and female to participate in an open, Whole Conversation about ourselves. The use of the masculine term ‘Dude’ is done for reasons of linguistic convenience, brevity, and for clarity.
It is my intention to give attention to the Whole Human Person and the term ‘Dude’ communicates a feeling of friendship and conveys a sense of endearment. We can talk about who we are, what we do, where we live, and about our purpose in life. We need to know about ourselves and know about our place in the world and universe in which we live. The complexities of Life truly demand a Whole Conversation that brings together the insights provided by Science, Philosophy, and Religion.
At the same time, the Whole Conversation is to give attention to the basic concepts about man, woman, life, existence, and the world without violating any concerns about privacy or private information. We can exchange our ideas, our views, and our thoughts on a range of subjects in a polite, meaningful conversation mixed with a sense of humor.
I suggest that we must use the method called conceptual analysis, or that of applied philosophy to understand mental concepts, ideas, thoughts, and views.
I suggest that we could use a simple reasoning process to verify statements for their accuracy and consistency. A Whole Conversation is hopefully pleasing to hear, and may provide some amusement and a sense of joy to the listener of the conversation. In my opinion, we all exist as ‘Dudes’ as we are all special in our own manners of speech, dress, attitudes, and behavior. Whether we like it or not, there is no real choice and I want to say that you are unique, important, special, distinctive, and one of your own kind.
We need a methodology to study philosophy and to understand philosophical statements. Logical Positivism, also known as Scientific Empiricism aims to clarify concepts in both everyday and scientific language. It describes analysis of language as the function of philosophy. This analysis of language and of concepts is important to understand questions of belief and ideology which affect what we think we ought to do individually and socially. I would use this method of ‘Applied Philosophy’ to analyze the concepts of the most common terms that we use in our daily conversation.
I say, “Hey Dude, come and join the Whole Conversation” and what do you want to say?
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