Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lizzzy`)
    Don't worry too much. Tomorrow will come, soon enough. Only 14 hrs to go...
    Aww thanks I have 2 weeks to wait coz' I'm from Brunei. Poo yeh!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lizzzy`)
    It's about 50 pages of anxiety.
    I wonder what the mood will be like on here tomorrow at this time.....
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    I wonder what the mood will be like on here tomorrow at this time.....
    Buzzin'. Depends if Royal Mail is on time.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    I wonder what the mood will be like on here tomorrow at this time.....
    Probably the elated, the crazy, the disappointed and the angry. Oh and don't forget the obnoxious who believe they deserved a place. For me, I'll be resigned to my fate.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lilsunflower)
    Probably the elated, the crazy, the disappointed and the angry. Oh and don't forget the obnoxious who believe they deserved a place. For me, I'll be resigned to my fate.
    Don't worry too much.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Seer)
    I don't think they tend to 'push' you too much in interviews for arts subjects; although I did get some fairly abstract questions..

    1. How would you persuade a friend to go to an art gallery instead of a disco?

    2. Is thatcherism fair?

    3. How was Ayer influenced the debate on religious language (not so bad actually)

    4. Does the study of philosophy have any intrinsic value?

    etc
    1. I said I wouldn't in practice; but just went into the whole idea of lower and higher pleasures bla bla

    2. I said its necessary

    3. easy

    4. I said I'm undecided; and the question isn't the same as for any other subject. Because the idea of intrinsic value is something specific to philosophy and you can fall into a web of contradictions and confusion just by saying yes
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Seer)
    1. I said I wouldn't in practice; but just went into the whole idea of lower and higher pleasures bla bla

    2. I said its necessary

    3. easy

    4. I said I'm undecided; and the question isn't the same as for any other subject. Because the idea of intrinsic value is something specific to philosophy and you can fall into a web of contradictions and confusion just by saying yes
    Lordy! Sounds like you did pretty well. We used pleased with your interview, and more importantly, were THEY pleased? Congrats.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lilsunflower)
    Lordy! Sounds like you did pretty well. We used pleased with your interview, and more importantly, were THEY pleased? Congrats.
    My gut instinct when I finished both interviews were that i'd done really well (they'd also told me I was the only applicant to get 100% in the logic test), however, I have a feeling I didn't get in, think I might have pissed off one of the reverends interviewing me by saying I didn't care about designer babies.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Seer)
    My gut instinct when I finished both interviews were that i'd done really well (they'd also told me I was the only applicant to get 100% in the logic test), however, I have a feeling I didn't get in, think I might have pissed off one of the reverends interviewing me by saying I didn't care about designer babies.
    I think you're just extremely modest, paranoid, or you just don't want to jinx yourself. Let us know how you did when you get your results yeh? I can't wait to congratulate you. And you're funny. Designer babies. LMAO.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Seer)
    1. I said I wouldn't in practice; but just went into the whole idea of lower and higher pleasures bla bla

    2. I said its necessary

    3. easy

    4. I said I'm undecided; and the question isn't the same as for any other subject. Because the idea of intrinsic value is something specific to philosophy and you can fall into a web of contradictions and confusion just by saying yes
    Were you not worried that by saying thatcherism was neccessary avoided the question?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    For q4, my reply would be that it is intrinsically worthwhile because others can experience happiness through reading the work of philosophers.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by theone)
    For q4, my reply would be that it is intrinsically worthwhile because others can experience happiness through reading the work of philosophers.
    Happiness? Are you sure?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    This is totally off topic, but where have you applied to.. for what, and how many offers have you received already? Lolz. I'm bored.. just want to read about other people's successes.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    Happiness? Are you sure?
    Yes, some people enjoy philosophy and the study of it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    Were you not worried that by saying thatcherism was neccessary avoided the question?
    Well I said maintaining socialism may seem fair in the short run but the position is untennable because of globalisation....

    thatcherism doesn't initially seem very fair ideologically... but it's necessity makes it fair and just (I don't believe that personally, I'm completely apolitical)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by theone)
    Yes, some people enjoy philosophy and the study of it.
    How strange.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Seer)
    Well I said maintaining socialism may seem fair in the short run but the position is untennable because of globalisation....

    thatcherism doesn't initially seem very fair ideologically... but it's necessity makes it fair and just (I don't believe that personally, I'm completely apolitical)
    Privatisation = bad.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Seer)
    Well I said maintaining socialism may seem fair in the short run but the position is untennable because of globalisation....

    thatcherism doesn't initially seem very fair ideologically... but it's necessity makes it fair and just (I don't believe that personally, I'm completely apolitical)
    I take it they didn't challenge your assertion that neccessity mean fairness? I would have thought this is the kind of thing they try and challenge people with?

    Saying that, my interview wasnt terribly challenging....I guess I wasn't one of the strong ones
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by theone)
    For q4, my reply would be that it is intrinsically worthwhile because others can experience happiness through reading the work of philosophers.
    I think the word 'intrinsic' would be taken out of the question for other subjects. For comp sci or medicine for example, the answer required is one about vocation and usefulness. But with philosophy, it's asking for it's use (which is hard enough anyway) but then questioning whether that use is worth anything ultimately; and that is where the difficult lies.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    I take it they didn't challenge your assertion that neccessity mean fairness? I would have thought this is the kind of thing they try and challenge people with?

    Saying that, my interview wasnt terribly challenging....I guess I wasn't one of the strong ones
    Well my mind's a bit hazy as to how I responded; but I was saying it doesn't seem all that just idelogically, but it is necessary, in the long run increased wealth of country bla bla (i've explained this earlier on in the thread) is in jeopardy because of socialism, it was more a long ron/short run thing based on economic theory.
 
 
 

University open days

  1. University of Cambridge
    St Catharine's College Undergraduate
    Sat, 8 Sep '18
  2. University of Cambridge
    St Catharine's College Undergraduate
    Sat, 15 Sep '18
  3. University of Cambridge
    King's College Undergraduate
    Tue, 18 Sep '18
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.