Philosophy needs love of History ?

When I was a philosophy major in college, I was a bit disdainful of history. No, I am not talking about the philosophy of history, but real history.

If the truths that are being espoused are valid, they are universal. As such the historical context should not matter. This is how I thought.

Now, older, a new love of history rounds out what I learned in philosophy, and creates a fuller understanding of what each figure is speaking of. So, my advice - read and love history.

Who did the founding fathers turn to when creating this country ? Plutarch, not Plato

Hi Subadie and welcome to the forum.

I agree with you. There seems to be a intimate connection between philosophy and history.

As Imre Lakotos put it (regarding his specialities):

"Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind."