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Old 12-29-2011, 11:32 PM   #81
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It's not a matter of "Ok so here's all the different schools of thought, take your pick!", you study the works of great thinkers and see decide if their ideas are valid or not and why and form an opinion, and many of the ideas do have quite significant implications of 'things that matter' (if not all, subtle ones), that's why it works as a system and all the branches overlap eventually. Philosophy teaches you how to think about things properly.


Okay, well, thanks for a good response and being nice

I just don't care for it. It just seems like crap to me. I think life is more about survival.

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:34 PM   #82
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Okay, well, thanks for a good response and being nice

I just don't care for it. It just seems like crap to me. I think life is more about survival.

EDIT: and to blake and WCPHILs, go suck a fat one guys.


Hey man, let's not get too upset. Whiskey already covered what needed to be said, I just thought it was an amusing metaphor for your statement.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:35 PM   #83
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Hey man, let's not get too upset. Whiskey already covered what needed to be said, I just thought it was an amusing metaphor for your statement.

Sorry man, it's not a good night for me.
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I'm very sorry to hear that.

Another interesting point to refute your statement, and it's been coming up a lot recently in discussions with my family, is the fact that animals do think. They make choices all of the time. Even the jumping spider has shown cognitive ability outside of instinct.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:39 PM   #85
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Okay, well, thanks for a good response and being nice

I just don't care for it. It just seems like crap to me. I think life is more about survival.

EDIT: and to blake and WCPHILs, go suck a fat one guys.

Well, how much of it have you exposed yourself to? A lot of it is crap, such is philosophy. It wouldn't make much sense if everyone agreed with each other.

If life is just about surviving then all we would do is aim to prolong life as much as possible and would only live off absolute basic needs, and the fact that we are able to commit suicide proves that just surviving is not the main drive of (human) life.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #87
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Well, how much of it have you exposed yourself to? A lot of it is crap, such is philosophy. It wouldn't make much sense if everyone agreed with each other.

If life is just about surviving then all we would do is aim to prolong life as much as possible and would only live off absolute basic needs, and the fact that we are able to commit suicide proves that just surviving is not the main drive of (human) life.

Lol perhaps I should not post when I'm angry...... I don't think things through too well.
My life experience has just turned me into a cynic and nihilist pretty much.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:52 PM   #88
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:59 PM   #89
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Philosophy teaches you how to think about things properly.


Easy tiger. Care to prove that statement objectively?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:07 AM   #90
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Easy tiger. Care to prove that statement objectively?

Is this some kind of witty joke?
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Is this some kind of witty joke?


Can you objectively define proper thinking?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:18 AM   #92
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Can you objectively define proper thinking?

I meant in terms of not committing logical fallacies and stuff, I'll admit it was a fairly general statement.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:20 AM   #93
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Can you objectively define proper thinking?


Yes. Any sort of thinking that is active, stimulating, and allows the thinker to grow intellectually.

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Yes. Any sort of thinking that is active, stimulating, and allows the thinker to grow intellectually.

So, what do I win? Trophy? Great.


Grow intellectually towards what? The apex of current human thought? Philosophers don't even agree with each other. "All philosophers hitherto are idiots" -paraphrasing Neitzche.

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I meant in terms of not committing logical fallacies and stuff, I'll admit it was a fairly general statement.


Logical fallacies tend to get in the way of common sense. 9/10 they are apt. However only an over-educated fool uses them absolutely.

What you meant to say was: philosophy teaches you to debate within the confines of acceptable academic discourse.

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Grow intellectually towards what? The apex of current human thought? Philosophers don't even agree with each other. "All philosophers hitherto are idiots" -paraphrasing Neitzche.



I'm not talking about the ideas our thinking leads us to, I'm just talking about the thinking itself. Or maybe you are, too. I don't know. I'm new to the whole discussing philosophy thing.
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Grow intellectually towards what? The apex of current human thought? Philosophers don't even agree with each other. "All philosophers hitherto are idiots" -paraphrasing Neitzche.



Logical fallacies tend to get in the way of common sense. 9/10 they are apt. However only an over-educated fool uses them absolutely.

What you meant to say was: philosophy teaches you to debate within the confines of acceptable academic discourse.

Common sense tends to get in the way of philosophy are you one of these "it's all subjective" shmucks?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:56 AM   #97
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Philosophy is useless, it has no meaning outside the human world. Rocks can't fucking think. All these thoughts are just chemicals in the brain. We create our reality and ideas just to comfort ourselves and affirm our place in the world. Everything is about survival. We are animals. And frankly I would act like an animal if our society allowed for it. But even though we think we are civilized, we really aren't, considering how we act towards each other. Our intelligence is our downfall. But some idiot is gonna say "Oh that's just an excuse to be dumb". No, it's condemning our arrogance while pointing out that we are supposed to act like animals. Animals don't think, they act. I'm a radical this way.

For someone who thinks philosophy is useless, this is a very nihilist post.


Anywho, my New Years Resolution is to take up that challenge to read the Bible every day for 10 minutes to have it read in a year, but I also intend to keep a journal to summarize, analyze, and (where necessary) criticize it.
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I'm not talking about the ideas our thinking leads us to, I'm just talking about the thinking itself. Or maybe you are, too. I don't know. I'm new to the whole discussing philosophy thing.


Plenty of people think. There is no inherent value in that.

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Common sense tends to get in the way of philosophy are you one of these "it's all subjective" shmucks?


Those people are idiots. Reality is objective. Your interpretation and evaluation of reality is...well you know.
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Those people are idiots. Reality is objective. Your interpretation and evaluation of reality is...well you know.

Ah, so your a Nietzschean. Can you elaborate on the last part?
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For someone who thinks philosophy is useless, this is a very nihilist post.


Anywho, my New Years Resolution is to take up that challenge to read the Bible every day for 10 minutes to have it read in a year, but I also intend to keep a journal to summarize, analyze, and (where necessary) criticize it.


I think I will take up reading the bible and studying the Abrahmic religions. Reading slackers post about religion has me curious.
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