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Philosophy in College

  1. Aug 10, 2004 #1
    In my opinion philosophy as taught in our colleges and universities has practical value but that value is well disguised under layers of mumbo-jumbo.

    I think our philosophical academicians have ignored a responsibility to the common-good. A citizenry well grounded in philosophical fundamentals is a valuable asset to the community. Our philosophical professors probably do more practical harm than good with their narrowly focused emphasis on the fine intricacies of esoteric argumentation.
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  3. Aug 10, 2004 #2


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    The best results that I can see coming from philosophy in the last century or so is the application of formal logic systems to computer science.
  4. Aug 11, 2004 #3
    i once heard this somewhere: a philospher proves the jackasses of socity wrong, which, in turn, makes himself one.
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