Do you guys think philosophers are smart?

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  1. PredictablyMalicious

    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I'm studying philosophy as you all know and I thought to ask what Indians think of my major. Are philosophers considered smart?
     
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  3. Bangalorean

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    No, it is considered a waste of time and something with zero practical value.
     
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    No trolling.
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    I just want to be known as smart.
     
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    Liberal arts :pft:
     
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    Any one who is a pioneer in any field is considered as smart.

    One needs to be on the top of the pyramid, simple.
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    First non troll response :thumb:
     
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    NO.......... if Philosophers are smart they don't teach fools


    Smart Philosophers keep it themselves why they bother others :lol::lol:

    Simple Smart Philosophers never teach who ever teaching Philosophy not smart
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    u see SMART physicist/chemist/pharmacist............ love teaching but not philosophers u have to learn ur own
     
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    PredictablyMalicious Punjabi Senior Member

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    That must mean I'm a genius then. I never teach anyone philosophy cuz they're not on my level.
     
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    for u i edited :laugh:
    u see SMART physicist/chemist/pharmacist............ love teaching but not philosophers u have to learn ur own
     
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    many here talking about philosophy as waste of time let me ask them
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    do you know derrida?
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    do you know foucoult?
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    do you know roland barthe
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    do you know nitzsche ?
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    and yet you are commenting on philosophy !!!!!
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    by the way philosophy tries to make life simple
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    many can't understand it and takes wrong meaning of philosophy simply those are fools
     
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    b.a in philosophy?
     
  15. Bangalorean

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    You asked me what Indians think and I told you. Simple.

    Anyway, why don't you and @abhi_the _gr8_maratha explain what exactly a philosophy course teaches you? What is the course content (very briefly, don't spam the page with official course material), what is the practical utility and applicability of that content? And what are the career options worldwide?
     
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    Conversation between a person and a philosopher


    Person:- People who are interested in it are pretentious snobs who talk out of their ******** 95% of the time.
    We will never know the answers to many philosophical questions, so why even think and care about them?

    Philosopher:- I'm hearing a 'sour-grapes' whine from a mediocre mind, incapable of philosophical, 'critical thought', and ignorantly, as low IQs are wont to do, disparaging that which they cannot obtain!
    Because 'thinking and caring' bring you little fruit, that is not to say that the fruits are not sweet indeed for those capable of 'critical thought'!

    Does this answer your question? People don't think Philosophers are stupid..(I do..)
    They think Philosophers are huge snobs.
     
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    did you learn a whole subject in just a single comment?
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    let me tell you meaning of a philosophical conversation
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    1: you're driving me crazy
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    2: I am not , I can't drive
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    It means they are debating and 1 chose wrong side and so he becomes unable to put his point after something says 2 is driving him crazy
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    2 says I can't drive means its not me who is driving you crazy but your own act of closing wrong side , chosing a wrong side and trying to support it in anywa gives you nothing but a behaviour full of anger
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    well many can't understand philosophy that's why people from rural area just opens religious books and read them which are full of philosophy
     
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    @Bangalorean
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    continuing my last comment
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    well some can understand this philosophy and they are m.k.gandhi,einstein etc.
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    einstein says that inspiration of many of his inventions is novels of dostovousky
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    the speciality of dostovousky is dialogue , a term coined by mikhail Bakhtin meaning if you read a page once you will get a meaning, if you them another time you will get different meaning
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    well i am getting in criticism but literature,philosophy , criticism are interrelated and shakespeare told that"literature hold mirror upto nature
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    philosophy tries nothing but an aim of simple life
     
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  19. Bangalorean

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    @abhi_the _gr8_maratha, you didn't answer any of my questions. I am still at the same point where I started out.
     
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    Philosophy coupled with reason and rational thought can be pretty powerful.
     
  21. abhi_the _gr8_maratha

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    sir, you can't learn a subject by single day and read my post clearly you will just know whole situation of conversation by just two sentences
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    you were saying philosophy as waste of time I have you example of einstein and mahatma gandhiji
     
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