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Interview

Interview

Question: What is so fascinating by philosophy?

Answer: In philosophy one can give rein to one's thoughts, if one does not let it be missing at the necessary precision. There is much new to discover. If one considers how actual philosophy is, it is almost a challenge. I was always bothered by the little accurate and abstract thinking of the philosophising and developed therefore my own philosophy. Particularly fascinated me the reference theory, with whose aid I was able to develop and understand a finite continuum and to conceive which form e.g. a point has. I thought more than 25 years about this problem and came finally to a satisfying solution and in addition, to a revolutionary one. Causes are freely assignable and independent of time. Furthermore, I could clarify that there are more abstract thoughts as those of the language and its grammar. I consider whether one should change the present language forms, due to the won realisations. Philosophy can make lucky if one has the feeling to have really created something meaningful with the own thoughts. There are naturally the connections to religion, linguistics and mathematics, which one cannot ignore.

Question: What is your most important philosophical achievement?

Answer: In selection is to be called: The reference theory is located clearly in the centre. It solves the problem of universals. The aporias of Zenon are dissolved likewise with the finite continuum. I came with the reference theory to limits of thinking and the abstractness. I could clarify the question of the certainty of statements. This radiates on nominalism and realism. One can accuse me that the results have linguistic deficits. But hereon it never depended to me. The ideas are always located in the centre. The linguistic form is, in contrast to this, unimportant. It does not depend on to me to write scientifically. I feel the scientific language rather as complicated and addlebrained, not to say overblown and poor. What can be said, can be said, following Wittgenstein, clearly and simply. Also quotations are not my matter. They disturb the train of reading and who has really to say something new, does not need them.

Question: What do you advise the philosophising?

Answer: The own thoughts are the most important. To develop the existing is a philosophically smaller achievement. One must be critical opposite oneself in the matter till one topples down. Only then, one can allow oneself liberties. I do not see it gladly if someone makes oneself important with notes and expanded discussions. I see it gladly if someone possesses genuine grandeur and this means also if someone accepts one's errors and corrects without hesitating. Genuine grandeur means in particular to doubt all existing and to be independent in one's judgement, not to get lost in something small and to identify babblers and to brand them as such.

Question: What is the biggest mistake of philosophy?

Answer: Not to put the question of meaning into the centre of its considerations. It is less important to force absolute certainty of philosophical answers than to get meaningful answers to the most important philosophical problems. There are far too often academic issues at the centre whose utility for humanity is low.

Question: What is the most important philosophical problem?

Answer: The main problem lies in the question: "What is the way for the best possible development of the world?" The answers to this must describe the ethical, political, religious, sociological, economic and cultural steps, before they are scientifically founded. There is no time to lose. All other issues are subordinate, although may support the primary one. As first answer can be given that best possible development is the solution to our problems. Even if the best way is not found, the effort for it can already be a very good result. The virtue doctrine of the religion of love provides the key answers to ethics, politics points out the most important political steps, the other steps follow later; in part they can be found below the first two fields, or spread over my homepages.

Question: Does philosophy stand above theology, or vice versa?

Answer: The philosophy must ungrudgingly acknowledge that science using the possibilities of and the cognitions through L stands above it. The divine knowledge and the relationship to L can be surpassed by nothing. The human reason, alone on its own, is not enough to understand the world, even less to divine the divine order. Highest science depends on divine revelation, guidance and assistance. Only then greatest (scientific) efficiency can be reached.

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