“Philosophy begins with wonder”.
This simple statement made by Aristotle centuries ago remains the foundational principle that the Karachi Grammar School Philosophy Society is built upon and will hopefully become the foundational principle that this blog will be built upon.
What we invite is not pages upon pages of biographies of philosophical figures, or a philosophical lexicon crafted in gold. What we invite is simply pieces of wonder – thoughts, ideas, paradoxes, contemplations, arguments, poems, drawings, paintings, lyrics whatever it may be.
It is through this platform that we hope to bring about a resurgence in philosophy, an art that has unfortunately been tainted by the disease that is apathy. Have we forgotten that the legendary Allama Iqbal himself was a philosopher? Have we forgotten the integral role of philosophy in the formation and continuous development of countless modern institutions such as the court and the school?
Regrettably, we have, but it does not have to stay that way.
The KGS Philosophy Society hopes to bring about not just this resurgence of philosophy, but resurgence of the fading art that is civil discourse. In 2019, the entire world is marred with divisions and hatred rather than diversity and understanding. We do not seek to bring about universal agreement, but we do seek to bring about universal understanding and respect.
This blog is built upon that concept. We hope to receive a variety of submissions on a variety of topics from religion to moral to political to technological to medical and on and on.
As time marches forward, I look forward to seeing the growth and prosperity of not just this society, but philosophy in general as a whole throughout our city and nation.
I hope you all enjoy this blog as much as we enjoyed creating it.