I need to poke some peoples brains about a topic that has been absolutely mind-numbingly irritating for over a year now. And before I go into this little rant I want to apologize to anyone I may offend as its not my intention but despite my intention my feelings are rather strong which usually results in hurting others feelings lol. So again, I really do apologize. Anyways, that topic is Philosophy. What purpose does it serve? From my perspective philosophy is being used by otherwise uneducated people to claim themselves to be educated or, "intellectuals" or "deep thinkers" and in many cases to parade that around as truth. Philosophy to me does what common sense does so much better. What does philosophy accomplish other than asking questions, that we already know the answer to in relation to good and bad, right and wrong? Philosophy doesn't appear to answer any questions at all but just asks them. And in my opinion, asking questions and not answering them doesn't make you educated, and in no way makes you a "deep thinker". And on a side note..torturing yourself via infinite regress is just ridiculous lol. Our language that we use can't even hold up to philosophical debate, our words simply can't work in that extreme. I can't argue reasonably with a person whom can't even accept a term like "well being" and apply common sense to understand what I'm talking about. Instead they ask for the definition to that word, which is defined by other words, which need defining using words, that need to be defined using other words, etc etc etc. No deeper truth is being discovered, both sides are just trying to use fancy word play and both sides claim victory in the end regardless. Science...is legit. You can use the scientific method to determine a truth. Philosophy has no truth, you can literally take a piece of paper and write "why" on one side and "why not" on the other side and sum it up. So why!? Why do we tolerate this idiocy that is philosophy? Why is common sense not enough for me to determine why I do not want to kill someone for the sake of killing them? Why is there always someone playing devils advocate and saying that something so universal isn't inherently "wrong"? Ugh lol. If you cant tell this is just something that drives me nuts. So at the sake of continuing my rant which will likely have no further useful information, does anyone else feel the same way? Am I alone in this?