Oh Yes, The World Needs More Philosophers, or Is that Philosophes?

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    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2005/03/college_profs_d.html

     
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    This isn't philosphy, its psychopathology. Regadrless of his lunacy, we each live by our own philosophy, whether we wish to acknowledge it or not. And the philosophies we hold affect affect how we interact with, and even percieve, the world around us.

    It is to our benefit then, to consciously examine these philosophies so we can make a concious decision regarding their content.Failing to do so leaves us vulnerable to seemingly unknowable emotional currents, jerked from one emotional extreme to another. Failing to do so also leaves us vulnerable emotional, spiritual, moral and intellectual fraud.

    All too often, though, we abdicate our responsibility in this arena, giving implicit permission to those who would impose thier own views and values...Their own philosophies...upon us. And when this happens, we fail to understand just what has happened and, again, we find ourselves in the grip of mysterious emotional tides without understanding why.

    If you believe this investigation of the philosophies you hold, either consciously or unconsciously, is too strenuous, too complicated, too messy, think again. It could be the most important thing you ever do.
     
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    Hey Bully, I'm all for philosophy. I do believe the above was a parody though.
     
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    :rotflmao:

    Wasn't this the Unibombers philosophy?
     
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    Actually, I wouldn't put it past some of the Ivory Tower crowd.
     
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    Let's examine your "here in this world" impact analysis. You repeatedly ignore the fact that socialism causes economies to contract and people to die. You're about deep as a puddle.
     
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    Socialism is, and has been, a failure. Now, just what does socialism have to do with consequentialist ethics...? Nothing.
     
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    Ok. Now. Read slow. Socialism when analayzed accordign to consequentialist ethics, fails, if you value systems which increase human success on the planet. Raising taxes also, when analyzed according to consequentialist ethics, shows a net loss of jobs, though the base emotions of envy may be satisfied in the short term.
     

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