“Zipf’s law was originally formulated in terms of quantitative linguistics, stating that given some corpus of natural language utterances, the frequency of any word is inversely proportional to its rank in the frequency table. Thus the most frequent word will occur approximately twice as often as the second most frequent word, three times as often as the third most frequent word, etc. For example, in the Brown Corpus of American English text, the word “the” is the most frequently occurring word, and by itself accounts for nearly 7% of all word occurrences (69,971 out of slightly over 1 million). True to Zipf’s Law, the second-place word “of” accounts for slightly over 3.5% of words (36,411 occurrences), followed by “and” (28,852). Only 135 vocabulary items are needed to account for half the Brown Corpus.”
Philosophy destroys and destructs our dreams, fantasies and false beliefs. It does not cover the darkness. It does not allow for distraction.
Yet, by destroying what is false, it creates meaning out of nothing. Then philosophy becomes the challenge to think one world behind all our shadows and to build a cloud-castle for our true dreams.
Giving some pink candy and a harmless blue pill.
I think part of the outcome must be that the truth is not immediately presented as the right choice as many philosophy teachers and professors presume. It will reduce the students wills to discuss with each other (in general I recommend not to let them know your own opinion).