Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
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From the beginning of humanity some have been under a compulsion to ask these questions, and have felt a craving for the answers.
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
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