Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Pledge to Outcompete Bad Philosophy, Not Eradicate It

Stuart K. Hayashi

I am not going to destroy bad philosophy. Instead, I intend to outsell it. By that, I mean that I will not devote my best energies to explaining why bad philosophy is wrong. Instead, I want to focus on showing how my philosophy is good, correct, and desirable. And when people see how good my philosophy is, they will choose it over the bad philosophy. Thus, the bad philosophy does not have to be destroyed; it will simply be abandoned in favor of something greater. The bad philosophy will not die from battle, but from its own obsolescence.

I am not a militarist crushing the enemy in war. Rather, I will be John D. Rockefeller, Sr., earning considerable market share by offering a superior product.