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So, seriously, what is philosophy anyway?

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 08:52 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

I'm beginning to suspect that Set may have majored in philosophy as well.


The dyspepsia?

So...you're saying we're all grumpy bastards?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 08:56 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
So...you're saying we're all grumpy bastards?

You take two data points and extrapolate to infinity!

Then again, it only takes two points to describe a line....

Dammit! We are all grumpy bastards!
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Francis
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 09:14 am
DrewDad wrote:
We are all grumpy bastards!

I beg to disagree, I'm only a sad sod..
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2010 09:42 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:

Quote:
Then why are the very same questions repeated endlessly?

cause people want answers provided to them without having to do the work.
Most people are basically lazy.
But it is still philosophy, contrary your former statemen?
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stevecook172001
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 06:03 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Right, I've been, well not really reading full on any of the philosophical threads here, just posts here and there, trying to get a flavor of the new kids.

Mostly though, I've been reading their responses to what posters I feel I know well have been saying.

Frankly, I'm not seeing any difference, as far as the rubber hits the road aspect of it, from what common sense people like soz, and others say.

I pick out soz, because, #1 she's got a good head on her shoulders. Also because in a thread about, of all things Winking, she basically answered the question, only to be rebuffed, and someone from the original philforum says practically the same damn thing, and is praised for his intellect.

I'm serious.
What is all this?

In-groupism

We are a social species. It's what we do.

See Milgram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment) for details...
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 08:39 am
Quote:
So, seriously, what is philosophy anyway?
It is the proper name for stamp collecting.
nameless
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 06:12 pm
@djjd62,
Philosophy is 'critical thought'.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 06:55 pm
I refuse to rise to any of the foregoing bait.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 07:24 pm
@nameless,
nameless wrote:

Philosophy is 'critical thought'.
whew that's a relief and just as I was beginning to think it was some new form of hormonal imbalance.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 07:31 pm
@nameless,
nameless wrote:
Philosophy is 'critical thought'.


Nonsense. And certainly, based on the posts of and the reactions to criticism of the philosophy refugees, i see no evidence that this is true.
ughaibu
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 07:49 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
the philosophy refugees
Strange way to describe the victims of a kidnapping.
talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 07:52 pm
I have the strange feeling we are dealing with a high maintenance crowd.
Fido
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 09:06 pm
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:

Quote:
Then why are the very same questions repeated endlessly?

cause people want answers provided to them without having to do the work.
Most people are basically lazy.


And they are provided... Culture is knowledge... We can add but little to knowledge, and we can swallow most that we recieve whole.... But as far as most people being lazy; that is false.... Will you do it the hard way for fun, or for the education??? All of humanity is what it is because of the choice to use ones head rather than the back... The hard worker wants to bust through every job because he can see no better way and in the end wants to get home and kick back... The smart one wants to get to the same place sooner, and our adaptation has been the victory of mind over might...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 09:46 pm
@ughaibu,
Kidnapping? Horseshit . . . nobody forces you to read here or to post here . . .
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 09:48 pm
@Setanta,
actually, this is a part of my parole...

but I was not party to the kidnapping, as it were.
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ughaibu
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 09:50 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Kidnapping? Horseshit . . . nobody forces you to read here or to post here . . .
Perhaps you should attempt some of that mooted critical thinking.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 10:08 pm
In my limited experience of the philosophy refugees, "attempt" is the appropriate verb to describe the introduction of critical thinking to their repertoire.
ughaibu
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 10:12 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
In my limited experience of the philosophy refugees, "attempt" is the appropriate verb to describe the introduction of critical thinking to their repertoire.
Another non sequitur.
1) do you understand the word "refugee"?
2) where is the philosophy forum?
3) where are the so called "refugees"?
If you cant figure out **** this simple, what the **** are you doing plaguing up the philosophy threads?
Razzleg
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 12:15 am
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:

Quote:
So, seriously, what is philosophy anyway?
It is the proper name for stamp collecting.


I'm afraid that is not quite true. However, the correct terms for both are collected under the term "philatio", although the uneducated spell it differently.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 02:11 am
@Razzleg,
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


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