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The Philosophy Thread
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:30:25 PM »
Since I'm bored, and the site where I made similar thread is under maintenance, I'll create it too here.

My favorite philosopher is Nietzsche, he is sugoi and best waifu. Faito me.

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Re: The Philosophy Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 05:21:34 PM »
Nietzsche is a pretty cool guy, though he cuts his own "legs" off in his arguments reason as a tool used against science and religion, but Zeno of Elea is far more entertaining.
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Re: The Philosophy Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 07:58:43 PM »
Yeah, I find Zeno's paradox interesting because it's actually a mathematical problem rather than a philosophical one, and one which it took a long time to actually resolve.

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Re: The Philosophy Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 10:47:42 PM »
Ah, but originally philosophy included under its umbrella math and science.
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Re: The Philosophy Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 11:47:25 PM »
Ah, but originally philosophy included under its umbrella math and science.

True. In fact, even today a doctorate in most subjects (including maths and science) gives you the title "Doctor of Philosophy". However, I would still call it a "mathematical problem", because it's one that can be solved by sufficient understanding of limits and infinite series.

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Re: The Philosophy Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 12:33:38 PM »
Granted, I'm now a philosophy and religion major with a friend who is likely a bad influence. Speaking philosophically might just inflate the ego. Maybe.
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