Socrates was executed for asking questions and inspiring others to do the same. He never claimed knowledge, only curiosity and interest. You see philosophy is not a mastery, it is not a level, it requires nothing but questions.
The practice of philosophy is simple. There are no barriers to philosophy and there is no class division. Merely seek out the answer, the real answer. Ask a question and seek out why.
Philosophy views everyone as the simple creatures we are. It levels the playing field and removes the manufactured barriers to all issues. Honestly and humility are paramount when seeking answers.
Theology has its roots in philosophy. A yearning to understand or at least scratch the surface. In faith, one acknowledges that God is the truth, the sole truth. So, theology through philosophy aims to understand that truth, for what it actually means and how to put it into practice.
Philosophy acknowledges the human condition of being human. There are no diagnostics or diagnosis’s in philosophy. Philosophy places the person first and sees the humanity in that person. Humanity being human.
Psychology is the black arts, mental health separates us from each other. Psychology is the modern day soothsayer, the medicine man. Psychology doesn’t fix anything, it only labels a bad habit, only a current social taboo. Psychology doesn’t acknowledge the person, it merely attempts to diagnose the person.
Psychology is limited by culture and traditions. Philosophy has no limits, only questions. Philosophy requires discipline, psychology requires a degree, a social legitimacy. Society is not a measure of partnership or virtue, society is an exercise of excusability and justification. Society will always harm its inhabitants, psychology is the tool that is put into practice to provide that justification.
NO RELIGION, NO POLITICS
Religion and politics are philosophy. They are hard to discuss with humility and humanity. Politics is not policy, politics is the idea of fairness and equality, attempting to find a way to get there. Religion is the succumbing to truth, to God. Politics and religion are avoided, because they are philosophical questions and discussions.
“The Death of Socrates”
“I know that I know nothing” (Socrates).
Philosophy threatens the crown, since the crown only requires obedience.