Huynh T.

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think something out for oneself?

By philosophy is usually meant our most general account of the nature of the world and of mankind's place and destiny in it-our world outlook.
That being understood, it is evident that everybody has some kind of philosophy, even though he has never learned to discuss it. Everybody is influenced by philosophical views, even though he has not thought them oufor himself and cannot formulate them.

[Maurice Cornforth, Materialism and Dialectical method]


I have 2 questions to ask


1. What does "That being understood" mean?

2. Does "thought them oufor himself" in the context mean or "invented by himself"?



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Huynh T.

Could I replace "That being understood" by "Now that you understand that"?
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Raymond B.

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replace it with "assuming" "by philosophy is meant our most general account of the nature ...." or maybe "Accept as true" "by ....."
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Huynh T.

I am a bit perplexed. I don't know whether "That being understood" is referring back to above paragraph or or it is to start "it is evident that everybody has some kind of philosophy". Sorry for my bad English.
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Raymond B.

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my belief is it refers back to the above paragraph, not the "it is evident..."
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Huynh T.

Many thanks Raymond!
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