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Thoughts and Observations

Postby Erik_ » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:02 pm

If we desire that philosophy become better known, then we must emphasize the importance of art. Imagine if people put time and effort into using modern technology to promote films based upon philosophers. Ultra high definition visuals, graphics, and so on to convey some of the glory of the life well-lived.

Usually, people first become familiar with philosophy via the usual disenchanted academic milieu. It seems too much like homework instead of an epic, adventurous life of discovering hidden secrets.

Would be nice to see modern cinemagraphics channeled towards conveying the majesty of philosophy.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Mr Reasonable » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:14 am

You'd just draw a bunch of idiots into philosophy and the rest of us would spend years trying to teach them basic critical thinking. Bad idea.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Twilight of the Idols » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:26 am

Erik_ wrote:If we desire that philosophy become better known

I've never once thought this.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:23 am

Twilight of the Idols wrote:
Erik_ wrote:If we desire that philosophy become better known

I've never once thought this.


same

also what does he mean by "the majesty of philosophy"? that kind of language sounds like...you know...not philosophy.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:28 pm

Except philosophy doesn't teach critical thinking. It requires it.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:30 pm

But in general terms I agree. I think universities should stop teaching it. It only spews out brainless borgs with no actual love for wisdom.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Mr Reasonable » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:19 am

loving something and being something are not the same thing
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:38 am

No, certainly not.

But you can't get to A without B.
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Re: Thoughts and Observations

Postby Mr Reasonable » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:02 am

yes you can
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Postby Pedro I Rengel » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:14 am

You only think that because you are one of the brainless borgs they spewed out.
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