Originally Posted by therealUT
Anyone who places any notion of "common sense" above their own reasoning has mindlessly acquiesced, and given their individual gift of reason over to the commons. That is what common sense is; using common sense to make decisions is acquiescing to the authority of some ambiguous social body. Do you really want to esteem common sense? Or, do you want to think and use reason to explore the very roots and foundations of your opinions?
You are right to distinguish philosophy and common sense, though; however, in esteeming common sense, you devalue your own ability to reason.
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