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'Why Study Philosophy'

Blues Man

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I often read that students should study some field of knowledge that leads to productive work. But consider that my eventual working world did not even exist when I started college. My degree was eventually in Liberal Arts as I was never sure what I wanted to be when I grew up. When you examine the degrees of many of the national leaders in technology or business, their degree is often not related to their work. How is that, some even dropped out of school. So then maybe we need to ask what makes a person a good citizen and a productive member of society. Could it be a liberal education steeped in philosophy?

"Is a liberal arts education for everyone? Probably not. Some people would rather do just about anything than major in philosophy, and that is fine. But a liberal arts education forms students to be a thoughtful and concerned citizens, and that is the subtext here. Educated, concerned citizens arent going to sit back and let the economic elite run the show. McCrory can critique the educated elite all that he wants, but when you pal around with the likes of Art Pope you really have no business accusing anyone else of elitism.

McCrory himself studied political science and education. Bennett, who was interviewing him, has a PhD in you guessed it philosophy. The underlying assumption appears to be that if youre part of the upper class, you can enjoy the luxury of a liberal arts education. If youre lower or middle class, the public institutions that are supposed to be part of the mythical American dream, that level playing field, should only offer courses in skilled trades. Wealthy young people will get a liberal arts education. Poor and middle class young people will choose a trade."

Femmonite: Notes from an Employed Philosopher
Philosophy kicks in where science leaves off so dumb shits can have fake answers to the unanswered
Before “modern science”, philosophy and science were in the same academic boat.
Science used to be called “natural philosophy” a few hundred years ago.
Since they diverged, philosophy is the basis of scientific thought and methodology.
For example, there is Philosophy of Science, and Science itself.
Philosophy is BS when thinking science. As I said philosophy is now a way for stupid liberal professors to deny God and teach communist manifestos
Apparently, you know little about philosophy.
It’s the basis for overall rational thought, including topics in metaphysics and epistemology, which are the basis of religion & science.
Christians can be philosophers too.
Yawn, philosophy is a waste of time, I'll stick with quantum entanglement at the moment.


We are spirits clad in veils. (Quote by - Christopher P. Cranch)

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. (Quote by - Ludwig Wittgenstein)

Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. (Quote by - Heraclitus)

The map is not the territory. (Quote by - Alfred Korzybski)

Because they know the name of what I am looking for, they think they know what I am looking for! (Quote by - Antonio Porchia)

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Can quotes really be steered

Wake up Apple was up 5 percent yesterday

What were you?
You’re not CURIOUS how things work; how to explain quantum entanglement?
With more understanding, more progress can be made.
Sure I am curious but entanglement will not be explained by a philosopher but by teams doing real science
What’s the difference between “real science” and non-real science?
Well perhaps after you graduate kindergarten you might be able to understand.

However the answer is that science relies upon data, philosophy takes over in the absence of data where idiots try to look smart when talking shit about something they have no clue about. Like you are doing now professor

Examples of philosophic genius


1. Why are towels considered dirty when you get out of the shower clean?

2. Who closes the bus door once the bus driver gets off?

3. Why is there a "d" in "fridge" but not in "refrigerator"

4. If you drop soap on the floor is the floor clean or the soap dirty?

5. Is the "S" or the "C" silent in the word "scent?

6. Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?

7. Would Lightning McQueen buy car insurance or life insurance?

8. Who put the alphabet in alphabetical order?

9. What color are mirrors?

10. If 2 mind readers read each other's minds whose mind are they really reading?

11. Is there a synonym for "synonym"?

12. If your shirt isn't tucked into your pants, are your pants tucked into your shirt?

13. Why is it called "quick sand" if you sink slowly in it?

14. If I try to fail, but succeed, which one did I do?

15. If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly, why did it fall off?



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You ignored my question on what you think is “real science”. All sciences use data, but philosophy of science explores & questions the validity of scientific methods & their data.
For example, quantum mechanics has its measurement problems, and how to interpret them is an ongoing issue in the field.
Wrong real science is based on the data. Philosophy begins where the data leaves off and professors begin masterbating in public.

The big bang is philosophy, it is based upon the CMB radiation. When you examine the big bang theory it says that all matter started out in one place and exploded into existence. OK I accepted that but then ask since everything is moving away from that point then the mass in the universe could be traced beck to this point and also the universe should be in the shape of an expanding shell moving away from the center.

NONE OF THIS IS OBSERVED SO THE BIG BANG BECOMES A BIG DUMB IDEA

Seriously I ask about this once and was told that there was no point of origin, that everything just poped into existence at once.

Keep babbling doofy, my stock is splitting shortly

Atomic theory was first proposed by a philosopher.
 
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Hello all, glad to see this thread still has readers but we seem to have strayed in the 'no, you are' region of discussion. So anger piece may help. Enjoy.

'The Philosophy of Anger'

"There are two problems with anger: it is morally corrupting, and it is completely correct."


"We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to, we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers, who sit opposite each other, one saying to the other, 'You don't know what you are talking about!' The second one says 'What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?', and so on." Richard Feynman
 

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'Why Study Philosophy'

Same reason anyone studies anything...to learn and educate.
 

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We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to, we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers, who sit opposite each other, one saying to the other, 'You don't know what you are talking about!' The second one says 'What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?', and so on." Richard Feynman
Truer words were never spoken.
 
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What do you think?

'What Do Philosophers Believe About the Rightness/Wrongness, Goodness/Badness of Human Extinction?'


"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos." E. O. Wilson
 

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What do you think?

'What Do Philosophers Believe About the Rightness/Wrongness, Goodness/Badness of Human Extinction?'


"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos." E. O. Wilson
You've obviously been steeped in the Frankfurt school, tovarich.
 

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A Buddhist walked up to a hot dog vendor and said, "Make me one with everything".
 
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Honesty. More food for thought. Hope all are well.

'The Neglected Virtue' 'Christian Miller literally wrote the book on honesty. So we talked to him about it.'

"An honest person has the virtue of honesty that dispossesses them. They think in honest ways, and they believe it’s important to tell the truth. They believe it’s important to not lie, cheat, or steal, and, at least in most cases, to feel certain things."



"We’re living in an era rife with frequent failure of honesty from cultural leaders. Religious leaders’ scandals are exposed, and politicians are continually caught in deceit. We, as a culture, shrug our shoulders at deceit and operate under an expectation that we will be lied to by our social, political, professional, and sometimes even religious leaders. What are the ramifications of such a culture?"

"We have to go culture by culture, but it does seem that dishonesty is par for the course, especially in the political climate."
 

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Heh... yeah, I'm sure his head full of highfalutin ideas will cause him no end of trouble. ;)

Anyway, he handles himself pretty well amongst the plebs. I'm sure he'll be fine.
I hope he pursues his dream job; he’s done the necessary work at that level and deserves a position of choice. If not his top choice, he can still use his first career land on his resume. If he enjoys the teaching/facilitating discussions aspect as much as discussing philosophy, he’s doubly prepared.
 

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Well perhaps after you graduate kindergarten you might be able to understand.

However the answer is that science relies upon data, philosophy takes over in the absence of data where idiots try to look smart when talking shit about something they have no clue about. Like you are doing now professor

Examples of philosophic genius


1. Why are towels considered dirty when you get out of the shower clean?

2. Who closes the bus door once the bus driver gets off?

3. Why is there a "d" in "fridge" but not in "refrigerator"

4. If you drop soap on the floor is the floor clean or the soap dirty?

5. Is the "S" or the "C" silent in the word "scent?

6. Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?

7. Would Lightning McQueen buy car insurance or life insurance?

8. Who put the alphabet in alphabetical order?

9. What color are mirrors?

10. If 2 mind readers read each other's minds whose mind are they really reading?

11. Is there a synonym for "synonym"?

12. If your shirt isn't tucked into your pants, are your pants tucked into your shirt?

13. Why is it called "quick sand" if you sink slowly in it?

14. If I try to fail, but succeed, which one did I do?

15. If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly, why did it fall off?



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1. early conditioning
2. the bus
3. stumped on the "d"
4. clean house would be clean soap (opposite dirty/dirty possibility)
5. neither-muddled blend creates softer 's'
6. for those who see the future in details
7. as a sentient being he'd get life insurance
8. I'm guessing the same guy who discarded submitted books from the Bible-however the person who came up with the alphabet song is likely famous! lol
9. cheated here- soda lime...my thought was silver
10. each other's interpretations of their own mind if they speak the same language (added part about both knowing same language another cheat:)
11. yes-same
12. no
13. archaic definition of quicksand is life sand. I never knew that-tx! I gave myself 3 cheats considering humans are flawed ha
14. failed- I like that one for some reason. I will start to plan to fail more often but feeling good about the predictive factor I'll strictly focus on being right again about failing!
15. Have you ever tried running in glass slippers? Not easy!
 

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