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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#21  Postby Fallible » Feb 08, 2014 12:37 pm

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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#22  Postby Mazille » Feb 08, 2014 12:46 pm

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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#23  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 1:20 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Philosophy is a waste of time and money. Why waste school resources on such a wasteful subject.

The same is true of universities.


I agree with the first, but not the second.

If everyone had access to reasonable training and certification/graduation via the internet then I might agree with the second. :D
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#24  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 1:35 pm

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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#25  Postby DanDare » Feb 08, 2014 4:13 pm

Since philosophy underpins science and includes grown up words lie epistemology that have some meaning to well educated people, since it underlies the construction of our thinking methods, and gives us processes to improve our abilities to understand the world, Scott Dutchie can take his imbecilic opinion and tell it to someone who cares.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#26  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 4:22 pm

DanDare wrote:Since philosophy underpins science and includes grown up words lie epistemology that have some meaning to well educated people, since it underlies the construction of our thinking methods, and gives us processes to improve our abilities to understand the world, Scott Dutchie can take his imbecilic opinion and tell it to someone who cares.


Wrong. Philosophy is dead. Maybe you are new here but we've done to death death death!
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#27  Postby hackenslash » Feb 08, 2014 4:24 pm

New here?!!

Really, dude. Easily checkable facts. Dan was a prolific poster on RDF, and joined here on the day we opened the doors.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#28  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 4:26 pm

hackenslash wrote:New here?!!

Really, dude. Easily checkable facts. Dan was a prolific poster on RDF, and joined here on the day we opened the doors.


Irrelevant and off topic.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#29  Postby hackenslash » Feb 08, 2014 4:27 pm

Well, since the topic is one I already handed you your arse on, it seemed more appropriate to deal with the other ignorant, factually incorrect statement in your post.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#30  Postby Fallible » Feb 08, 2014 4:28 pm

I was just thinking that. Kenny joined a good 18 months after Dan.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#31  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 4:29 pm

hackenslash wrote:Well, since the topic is one I already handed you your arse on, it seemed more appropriate to deal with the other ignorant, factually incorrect statement in your post.


:rofl: You wish. :rofl:
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#32  Postby hackenslash » Feb 08, 2014 4:30 pm

kennyc wrote:
hackenslash wrote:Well, since the topic is one I already handed you your arse on, it seemed more appropriate to deal with the other ignorant, factually incorrect statement in your post.


:rofl: You wish. :rofl:


I don't have to wish. The evidence is right there in black and white (or blue, depending on how you have the board prefs set up).

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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#33  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 4:31 pm

Fallible wrote:I was just thinking that. Kenny joined a good 18 months after Dan.

Again irrelevant and off topic. Philosophy is dead it just hasnt been buried. And it gets stinker daily.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#34  Postby hackenslash » Feb 08, 2014 4:32 pm

Ah, so because you assert it, it's true? Regardless of the demonstration of your ignorance regarding what philosophy actually is and its remit I handed to you in the other thread?
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#35  Postby kennyc » Feb 08, 2014 4:35 pm

In fact philosophy is actually impeding progress in numerous fields. Whatever we can do to expose its inadequecies and delusions is a good thing.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#36  Postby hackenslash » Feb 08, 2014 4:37 pm

Evidence for this bollocks assertion?
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#37  Postby Fallible » Feb 08, 2014 4:37 pm

kennyc wrote:
Fallible wrote:I was just thinking that. Kenny joined a good 18 months after Dan.

Again irrelevant and off topic. Philosophy is dead it just hasnt been buried. And it gets stinker daily.


If it's irrelevant, don't bring it up.
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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#38  Postby hackenslash » Feb 08, 2014 4:38 pm

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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#39  Postby Matthew Shute » Feb 08, 2014 6:45 pm

kennyc wrote:
DanDare wrote:Since philosophy underpins science and includes grown up words lie epistemology that have some meaning to well educated people, since it underlies the construction of our thinking methods, and gives us processes to improve our abilities to understand the world, Scott Dutchie can take his imbecilic opinion and tell it to someone who cares.


Wrong. Philosophy is dead. Maybe you are new here but we've done to death death death!


kennyc wrote:In fact philosophy is actually impeding progress in numerous fields. Whatever we can do to expose its inadequecies and delusions is a good thing.


So, philosophy is both dead and somehow managing to impede progress is numerous unspecified fields.

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Re: UK: changes to A level philosophy syllabus

#40  Postby surreptitious57 » Feb 09, 2014 4:44 am

One needs to remember now that science is actually a branch of philosophy though the two are often referenced as complete opposites. So saying that philosophy per se is dead would suggest by definition that science is dead too. Even if this error is unintentional it is still wrong. So when one talks about philosophy as being of no use one cannot for obvious reasons include science. This needs to be emphasised otherwise the statement is invalid. Asking questions which are non falsifiable may or may not be a waste of time but the same cannot be said of ones that are not though. But I think that restricting one self
to those which can be proven or disproven is intellectually limiting though that is just my opinion on the matter however
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