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2/18/06 2:01 AM
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ScottMorrisRULES
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I know, I know....any real philosophy student will not choose just one philosophy and apply it/believe it single mindedly. But if you could break down the fundamental aspects of your grand view, what would it be? I'll start. :) For me, the bedrock is Satre Existentialism (though without, personally, the illogical assumption of No God just because of primacy of choice). For myself, I can't stress enough how crucial it is to how I interpret reality. It also colors everything for me regarding epistemology. From there, in a strictly economic and social economic sense, original Marxist thought makes the most sense. (I still haven't read Das Kapital, though I have read and know of it). For political theory, without a doubt it has to be Machiavelli. Marx works as a battle cry and critique, but Niccolo is far more pure in showing you the mechanics of HOW power and influence work. Nietzsche and Hegel (The Will to Power and the basic components of the Dialectic) round out social and political outlook. Oh, and as an aside, has anyone so far drawn a correlation between The Prince and The Ubermensch, at least in evolution of thought? I'm ashamed to admit, but I cannot afford the time/money for university and so am quite ignorant to the more intricate and expansive analysis of philosophical thought. Cheers! Oh, and TTT for responses. :)
2/18/06 6:09 PM
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ttt for responses
2/19/06 3:28 AM
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I found that Philosophy makes me think a lot, so I avoid it at all costs.
2/19/06 1:54 PM
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The question really becomes...What is philosophy? The meaning of philosophy has changed over the generations. It used to encompass all forms of gaining knowledge, but it has now broken off into the sciences.. I am of the opinion that the way to knowledge is through the sciences so if you want to know how the world operates study science.. I am studying Wittgenstein right now , so maybe my philosophy is a little biased towards him..but what he was saying (as much as i've read so far) that philosophy is basically clarifying language. What I am saying is that if you ask the question what is your philosophy, you must first be able to answer "what is philosophy?". P.S ---Sartre is wrong and really isn't taught in France anymore other than as a history. His ontology of Consciousness being a nothingness and such is wrong, and his radical view on free will is out there as well. Sartre in my mind really didn't offer too much.
2/20/06 12:38 AM
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I'm particularly fond (in my as of yet narrow perspective on philosophy) of Occam's Razor. The most simple is usually the most correct.
2/24/06 6:19 AM
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Regarding your aside, Nietzsche was a big fan of Machiavelli and referred to him frequently. They're generally seen to be fairly complementary thinkers.
2/27/06 1:47 PM
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Also don't know too much about philosophy, but what little I do know... Epistemologically speaking, I would say critical realist. Politically, maybe... neo/post-gramscian? Tough to say...
2/27/06 1:49 PM
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Philosophy, shmilosophy.
6/9/06 8:15 PM
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6/10/06 11:33 AM
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Objectivist. The only correct philosophy.
6/10/06 8:03 PM
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that sounds like you were religious.
6/11/06 11:30 AM
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"that sounds like you were religious." Reason is my church. Reality is my religion.
6/11/06 12:57 PM
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LOL Yeah right. Like an objectivist knows anything about reason or reality...
6/14/06 4:05 PM
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"The most simple is usually the most correct." I think you mean the most simple explanation between two or more that have the same explanatory power. -doug-
6/17/06 2:41 PM
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And when is an explanation simple?
6/17/06 7:50 PM
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when I get it. ;-)
6/19/06 9:43 AM
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LOL
6/19/06 4:50 PM
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LOL! -doug-
6/23/06 2:04 AM
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There major 3 that cover different part of my life would be: Existentialism, Anti-theism, and the social contract
6/23/06 5:36 AM
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"Reason is my church. Reality is my religion. " Spoken from someone who's philosophy's founder preached individual creativity at all costs, yet stole all her material from previous philosophers.

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