The theoretical ramblings of dead people. Can and has been used to justify anything and everything from communism to nazism. Many of the so-called 'enlightenment' philosophers quoted today were the same ones Hitler read. Can reason from a preposition, but cannot tell weather the preposition is true or not, so its useless. The love of human "reason", which always leads to trouble.
Tim quoted the philosopher to appear smart at the diner party.
Contrary to some of the vacuous bullshit you'll find on this page, philosophy is a noble, no, possibly THE most noble academic discipline one can study. Sans repeating what our friend correctly said about the five major fields, I will say this: We live and die for philosophy. Even if we don't realize it, nearly everything we believe is predicated on someone's philosophical investigations. To debase the mother of all sciences as a "waste of the taxpayer's money" is to admit barefaced ignorance.
Oh yeah, and philosophy majors score higher than any other majors on the graduate exam; mathematics students come in second. Maybe they're doing something right.
PS. I'm not a philosophy major.
Do philosophy, dipshit.
Think about it.
No,think about -> "IT"
"It....think about it...
The highest and most noble academic discipline one can study.
Philosophy undertakes the task of determining the fundamental nature of human existence with thorough logical analysis. Philosophy can be broken down into four major branches:
1. Metaphysics: the study of ultimate reality
2. Epistemology: the study of knowledge
3. Ethics: the study of human actions and conduct
4. Aesthetics: the study of art and beauty
Once you study philosophy, science doesn't seem as interesting.
1. The major for people who value education and intelligent thought over silly matters such as getting a job.
2. The reason that one day I will live in a box, unless I buckle down and take those damn LSATs.
Homeless man: Give me money!
Pedestrian: Hey, I recognize you! Werent you an honors philosophy student at my college?
Homeless man: But what does 'recognition' REALLY mean? *ponders*
The habit of continuously asking questions about every aspect of the human condition.Has been known to make some of its adepts pompous and arrogant,but has also made others a little brighter than they were before.
Philosophy was an integral part of his/her life.
"Philosophy- A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing." --Ambrose Bierce
It was late one night when I was on a road trip with my two friends, Brian and Laura, when we decided to pull over to the side of the road and retire.
"Looks like you'll be sleeping in the car while Laura and I have the tent," Brian said.
"Here's the blanket," he continued, "You'll be fine with this, won't you?"
"Yeah," I said.
"Are you sure?"
"How is one sure of anything?"
"Or that there is any thing to be sure of," he added.
We both nodded, contemplating the profundity.
The love of knowledge and the love of seeking it, then producing exhaustive writings of exhausting and inept metaphors, being refuted by another philosopher's exhausting and inept metaphors, then replying in rebuttal to challengers, ad nauseum. While one of the most noble intellectual pursuits, it is also one of the most masturbatory.
Summa Philosophia: Key Figures in Philosophy, Summarized in 500 Words or Lessmore...
Nietzsche = Woot, but mighta had bad thoughts about family members.
Socrates = Straight up gangsta, dat nigga drank any drank put in frunna him.
Plato = Overrated heir apparent of Socrates that screwed up Science for more than a thousand years with First Principles and other useless crap.
Aristotle = Reincarnated some time later into Gene Wilder.
Aquinas = Justified Catholic bullshit from a very comfy chair.
Confucius = Had the same PR agent as Jesus and gets all sorts of cool stuff attributed to him.
Augustine = Converted to Christianity early enough that he was one of the religion's editors - he gave you the God you "know" now by stealing heavily from Plato.
Descartes = Brought intellectualism to new highs and degrees of convolution by rationalizing things instead of pulling new crazy shit out of his ass.
Kant = Changed Minds. ...