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(Original post by Kurdt Morello)
i am torn between epicureanism and the stoicism
I'm torn between my Avirex jacket and my trenchcoat... blud...
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i am torn between epicureanism and the stoicism
Yeah, i'm seeing your angle...
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You're such a cheat. lol. No - because a non-table could mean a computer, a tree, a cat...anything. And those would hardly be called opposites of a table.
I was joking.....
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probably a bit boring, but i need to know, does anyone know what the opposite of existentialism is?

Cheers
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i dont get it - but will do when i read up a little more or regain my memory - and dont worry Kate Heskins - i'll chat to u more when i know what epistemology is!!!!!!!!!!
1.) who is kate heskins?

2.) epistemology is the philosophy of knowledge, concerned with the various ways of knowing and the problems of differing aspects of obtaining knowledge
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Yeah, i'm seeing your angle...
hmm - it is a tough choice u know - but maybe my days spent as a stoic at school need to be balanced out by some hardcore epicureanism at uni - drinking like a fish and getting some action- hmm this seems like a plan to me - then be a stoic again when i get married
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Try neoplatonism one day.
enlighten me with an outline and i'll give u my opinion
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One should not confuse moral nihilism with epistemological nihilism - one can believe that morality is simply "the sign langaue" of the emotions and yet believe that "objective knowledge" is possible - see Popper.
Not only is there no right or wrong, whatever you try is ultra fraff :confused:

Good old economics for me, all economists are wrong but they know what they're on about...
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1.) who is kate heskins?

2.) epistemology is the philosophy of knowledge, concerned with the various ways of knowing and the problems of differing aspects of obtaining knowledge
ah sorry for the mix up Grace - my senses were quite literally invaded by a plethora of different names and confused me - and i think epistemology sounds quite inquisitive and probing - to be a seeker of truth and an accumulator of knowledge might suit me as a budding law student
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Plato with mysticism.
could be my cup of tea - i am already quite heavily into mysticism and my friends often called me a 'Platonic *******' - i am already leading the life - how lucky!
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Not only is there no right or wrong, whatever you try is ultra fraff :confused:

Good old economics for me, all economists are wrong but they know what they're on about...
juxtaposition of truisms or total *******s - one may never tell
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Well, if you're into mysticism try Gnosticism one day - Gospel of Thomas etc. The writings of Carl Jung are also incredible.
let me guess - are u a follower by any chance - and in what way would u say u try to remain true to his teachings?
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juxtaposition of truisms or total *******s - one may never tell
Juxtawhatnow?

Nah I got what you meant, I ain't no dumb ghetto child...

I can tell, it's all fraff.
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of course they would


Oh btw Adhsur - 'You can't use the external world as proof of the external world' makes sense ...right?
It does indeed.

And also, this is interesting: we discover our senses deceive us THROUGH our senses!
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ah sorry for the mix up Grace - my senses were quite literally invaded by a plethora of different names and confused me - and i think epistemology sounds quite inquisitive and probing - to be a seeker of truth and an accumulator of knowledge might suit me as a budding law student
You're forgiven! And yes i agree it would definately help...i spent a good few hours helping my best friend prepare her personal statement (she wants to study law as well) and if i do say so myself it turned out excellently with her stating that "there is no one ultimate truth, merely different ways of viewing the same truth"....etc. I'm not sure exactly how much of it she really believed, but to be a lawyer i suppose it would be a good thing to believe. You run the risk of devaluing the truth or compromising personal morality if everything measures up against a defined line of morality, however with the acknowledgement of 'several different truths' comes room for perception and manipulation (?) not that i want to study law, i'll just stick with English!
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You're forgiven! And yes i agree it would definately help...i spent a good few hours helping my best friend prepare her personal statement (she wants to study law as well) and if i do say so myself it turned out excellently with her stating that "there is no one ultimate truth, merely different ways of viewing the same truth"....etc. I'm not sure exactly how much of it she really believed, but to be a lawyer i suppose it would be a good thing to believe. You run the risk of devaluing the truth or compromising personal morality if everything measures up against a defined line of morality, however with the acknowledgement of 'several different truths' comes room for perception and manipulation (?) not that i want to study law, i'll just stick with English!
Yes i totally agree - but unfortunately the defined line of morality is the law we live by in society today - several different truths are seldom considered in a court of law where judges do tend to read to the letter of the law - but things are changing with the introduction of newer trial methods and angles used by lawyers in general - hey English is a great degree course but you might consider doing a conversion to law or philosophy one day no doubt(?)
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Ok, ranting over .
you sure? yeah i see what u mean - u ever read Dr. Faustus?
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you sure? yeah i see what u mean - u ever read Dr. Faustus?
in fact how about the 'history of humanity' by Zeldin - i have heard of this book but havent taken it out because it is too bloody thick!
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Only Goethe's.
i have only read Marlowe's
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Yes i totally agree - but unfortunately the defined line of morality is the law we live by in society today - several different truths are seldom considered in a court of law where judges do tend to read to the letter of the law - but things are changing with the introduction of newer trial methods and angles used by lawyers in general - hey English is a great degree course but you might consider doing a conversion to law or philosophy one day no doubt(?)
well at warwick (where i'm hoping to go!) i intend to do a module in philosophy, as they offer it as one of the options...then i'm hoping to do postgrad in journalism and many journalism courses offer elements of law in them, so there ya go!
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