>>176863619>but you could have said it in a less faggot way.
I'm glad you agree, but how the fuck else am I supposed to say it?>>176864128>Why would I watch anime for philosophy when actual, real philosophy is a thousand times superior in that regard?>Why would I drink tea when water is CLEARLY better at hydrating me? Checkmate atheists.
Tea can enhance the flavor of water and have added health benefits. Although in some ways you may be detracting from the base benefits of water, you may also be creating a superior drink overall.
Media not only makes complex ideas easier to digest and more palatable, but it also makes them tangible. Some ideas are nigh inexpressible through the medium of scholarly text, they need to be contextualized, not just explained. Sometimes a story is a superior vehicle for an idea than a volume of philosophy. That's what parables are.
Further to that point, media can explore philosophy from various angles by applying it to situations and giving it form through metaphors. This is very valuable when study an idea and its real world application.
Ultimately, there is also the fact that art is just as valid a form of expression as philosophy, and just as important. When the two come together in a masterpiece, its irreplaceable. >Just face it, there is not a single anime that is significantly more than well made entertainment.
You and I both know very well this isn't true at all, and if you actually believe this, you should leave /a/ and never come back, you don't belong here. The list of philosophically significant and/or interesting anime is very long and the titles in it are often repeat here. I'm not going to bother giving you examples, so don't bother asking.>>176864473
The final and greatest truth.