Underworld of philosophy

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In philosophy, the underworld of philosophy consists of ideas that either violate important canons of reasoning or which are simply so far out and unfamiliar that they are ignored.[1] However the expression is often used poetically to denote other things, such as philosophy as a whole (contrasted to science), dead philosophers in limbo etc.

Compare to unknown knowns.

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  1. ^ Paul K. Feyerabend. Philosophy: world and underworld. In Ted Honderich (ed.) The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.) Oxford University Press, 2005. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199264797.001.0001/acref-9780199264797-e-1943#