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Philosophy 101



06/02/2023 Click here for Spotify, Apple Music, or Youtube. “Philosophy 101” is my 46th official release. This song is edutainment, or educational entertainment which is music that teaches you. The song is a laid-back, intellectually stimulating track about the ideas of Philosophy. It is called “Philosophy 101” because, as the song proclaims, it was created from Cornell West’s “Introduction to Philosophy” masterclass. The song was intentionally released on June 2nd because it’s Cornell’s birthday. Happy birthday Professor West. The song was self-recorded, but mixed and mastered by Keyano. The beat is from Tantu, and the cover art is made by ArtworkGang from Fiverr.


You can see me talk about this blog post from last Sunday Update here:




Lyrics:


So look, I wrote this song based off Cornell West’s Introduction to Philosophy Masterclass

The call me Eric Leo 108, I’m a philosopher myself. Thanks for letting me teach ya.


Learning philosophy is a form of death

That you hold about assumption you keep bereft

When it comes to edutainment I got that for your ears

The experience feels like I’ve been teachin 44 years


To think every dogma wrong is fraught and dogmatic

Even a clock right twice a day if broken and enigmatic

Are your assumptions rational and valid?

To you and others, brother, ask what is like Socrates did


If you wanna pursue philosophy in a serious way

You gotta be nonconformist and question how you pray

Think, live, eat, fix, get, give, go big

With your jazzy fingerprints is all I wanna cope with


Self-scrutiny is critical, self-inventory intervals

Inside of you, scrutinize it, and emerge singular

Ablest elitist the average intellectual

Make your power egalitarian and let it all unfold


If you wanna philosophize

Learn how to die

Kill your assumptions

And let new thoughts arise

Explore them, empathize

Peer-reviewed and socialized

Modify’um improvise

Give attention, emphasize


If you wanna philosophize

Learn how to die

Kill your assumptions

And let new thoughts arise

Explore them, empathize

Peer-reviewed and socialized

Modify’um improvise

Give attention, emphasize


Socrates never cried, but emotion a need

The story of his death is more important than Eden’s

And what Adam and Eve were eatin

I know, but tell me what you learned bout Vishnu and Shiva


The devil hides himself in the lack of diversity of religion

So you gotta explore and accept more dogma so he won’t win

The indifference to evil is worse than evil itself

Thanks to all the good samaritans who stopped and helped


Philosophy is the education for adults

So let go of your biases and rethink it from the start

The results of philosophy on the population

Are mature critical thinking and attention formation


You should lead yourself to a joyful adventure

Take your soul witcha, experience the venture

Whether summer or winter you can wish on a star

And what you wish for says so much about who you are


Life has a way of humbling you

I’ll tell you what it do

Stay humble, or get played a fool


Life has a way of humbling you

Stay humble, or get played a fool


Compassion is a form of love

It’s a moral practice, comes from inside of us

Maybe one day we’ll involve the stance

That the ego must die for us to evolve and understand


If you wanna philosophize

Learn how to die

Kill your assumptions

And let new thoughts arise

Explore them, empathize

Peer-reviewed and socialized

Modify’um improvise

Give attention, emphasize


If you wanna philosophize

Learn how to die

Kill your assumptions

And let new thoughts arise

Explore them, empathize

Peer-reviewed and socialized

Modify’um improvise

Give attention, emphasize


If you wanna philosophize

Learn how to die

Kill your assumptions

And let new thoughts arise

Explore them, empathize

Peer-reviewed and socialized

Modify’um improvise

Give attention, emphasize


If you wanna philosophize

Learn how to die

Kill your assumptions

And let new thoughts arise

Explore them, empathize

Peer-reviewed and socialized

Modify’um improvise

Give attention, emphasize


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