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The word “school” comes from the Greek term σχολειο, which meant “leisure” and it was applied to discussions with no practical purposes. Later, this instrument for transferring the riches of human achievements, and building a feeling of cooperation with internal freedom, changed to the “place” for such discussions.

The next transformation is very mysterious. During the development of “school,” exams were added to test teachers. But, later, the spirit of exams changed from testing teachers to students. Authority dominated the school system and, under the anguish of punishment, the method of fear replaced the method of freedom.

Through MITABC: A Persae Web Resource, I dedicate my writings to the public. The writings or articles should not be taken as "exoteric teachings." They are truths written by a member of the general public, and I believe that we, the people, are free and creative and can accomplish the building and transferring task of schooling.

Parallel to my system of thought, I cannot give a better expression than that of Arthur Schopenhauer, who intimately witnessed the birth of the modern word gobblers. In the Introduction to “The Will In Nature,” [1], Schopenhauer, in 1835, edits thus “[all other systems] leave an impassable, far too reachable, and inaccessible gulf between their findings and experience. My metaphysics has proved to have a common denominator with physical sciences, which in their own way have attempted to tally with mine. … As a result, contrary to all other systems, mine does not hover in the air beyond all reality and experience; it lands on the paved ground of reality, where the physical sciences teach it to their students. … During the past forty years [1795 - 1835: basically, after Kant] the game, played under the name of philosophy, has only opened the public’s eyes and will do so for the years to come. But now the time has come, it is time to see [“to judge” Revelation 11:18] if, after Kant, endless writings and arguing have led to clear indications of a single truth. … All future generations will write about these authors, who will be seen how they treated their past.

Flying the flag of “philosophy of the present” was given to the cunning mastery of Hegel’s mystification; my doctrine carries the flag of “philosophy of the future,” of a time that no one will find satisfaction in any meaningless word-junk, shallow phrases and trivial parallelisms, but will ask (from philosophy) for meaningful contents and reasonable information …. “Because,” Kant says in the Critique of Pure Reason, 5th edition, p. 755, “it is ridiculous to ask reason for illumination, while beforehand demand which way she must swing.” – How sad it is to live in a time that has sunk so low that one must appeal to the authority of a great man for the affirmation of such a self-understood truth. But, it is silly to expect great things from a philosophy, hung at a chain, and especially, it is funny to see how it takes them seriously whereas everybody knows, in advance, the long story is without a meaning. … – But the effect of [their] excess-comedy reaches its climax when one contrasts the so-called highness of goal with the lowness of real purpose, and therefore it is desirable to remove from the pure, sacred land of philosophy all such money-makers, as it was done from the Temple of Jerusalem. – May until such better time comes, the philosophy audience use their attention and participation, as before. … and never disturb their [university money-makers’] gratification by the Arabian proverb: “mills, whose clatter I hear, carry no flour.” – For, all this is the normal course of the time, occupying the contemporaries’ opinion with more or less noise, and then, for the next generation, they disappear without a trace, as if they never existed.

Truth can wait, because it has a long life ahead. The pro-active and seriously intended are always attentive in making their move, yet indeed they almost miraculously accomplish their intention. As a rule, first, they are received coldly and with disapproval, and for the very same reason when they are fully acknowledged and passed on to the next generation, the erratic majority of people take it for granted to avoid undermining themselves; not to mention that the number of sincere evaluators remains as small as it was at the very beginning – these few are enough to respect the truth, because they themselves are respected. And, that is how they have passed it, across the ages, hand to hand, over the head of incapable thinkers. Hard, so hard, is the life of the mankind’s best inheritance! – On the other hand, if truth were to ask for permission to be true from those who care for other things, then it might have been gone forever by the witches’ motto: “fair is foul, and foul is fair” [Macbeth 1:1]. Luckily, though, this is not the case; truth does not swing between favor or disfavor, nor does it ask anyone’s permission; it stands on its own feet, and time is its ally, its power is enticing, its life is long lasting.”

Elsewhere [2], he says, "Never [knowledge] has been more disturbed, when one takes all pains to discuss, with reasons and detailed explanations, against opponents, whose understanding is blocked by their willful deceits, [academic] bullies, and sophism, and by using these they fake philosophical understanding."

Even though it had to be taken 100 years, yet Schopenhauer's dream and prediction came true, through the Rise of Scientific Philosophy [3].

July 2018

Brookline, Massachusetts

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[1] Schopenhauer, A. "Über den Willen in der Natur." (in “Schopenhauer’s Sämtliche Werke in Fünf Bänden” III. Band) Insel-Verlag Leipzig, Grossherzog Wilhelm Ernst (Edition 1910 - 1920): pp. 203, 207 - 210.

[2] Schopenhauer, A. "Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung." Grossherzog Wilhelm Ernst Ausgabe: Erschienen im Inselverlag zu Leipzig (dissertation 1813: reprinted 1960), Vol 2: p. 957.

[3] Reichenbach, H. "The Rise of Scientific Philosophy." University of California Press (1951).