As Socrates suspected and Plato saw well, hardly anything is exactly what it seems. Wisdom often turns things upside down, insight out, and rightside forward. We philosophers continue to be counter-cultural voices seeking to speak the unexpected truth. Admittedly, a lot of what passes for great insight in our time is just enhanced common sense, what anyone who has lived alertly and thought a bit might see and grasp. And of course, there is a lot of counterfeit wisdom that purports to be profound but is merely pandering. But then there are depths available in real philosophical thought that can put anything, and even sometimes everything, into a different frame, a context in which much is reversed and astonishment leads to peace.
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