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Old 06-15-2011, 04:42 AM
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I opened the discussion with my advisor by saying I have a lucrative career in a field I enjoy and that I am primarily taking classes to learn, but that I don't want to be dumb about it--I want to make sure I'm taking classes that will lead toward a 2 year degree and/or be applicable to a BA program if I should decide to continue on. She replied by telling me that such-and-such program was 'hot' and that I could make good money if I went that route. We went back and forth like that several times :mutter: but eventually I gleaned that I'm well on the way (with some minor adjustments) to getting an AA in Philosophy and that in so doing I will have completed the requirements to transfer to a BA program. So that's my new goal in life: to get a 2 year philosophy degree.

I KNOW I KNOW I WON'T QUIT MY DAY JOB.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:48 AM
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Congratulations! That's so much better than some adjunct horseshit instantly-obsolete tech degree. :cheer:
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:12 AM
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So you can afford a new stereo?

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:14 AM
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God I hope so. :pray:
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So that's my new goal in life: to get a 2 year philosophy degree.
but you've always never had it.


seriously- cool. i'm kinda envious! good luck with it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:47 AM
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Wishing you well, vm. I'm sure you can talk the talk and get the paper but from what I've seen here, I doubt you are honest enough to walk the philosopher's walk.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:00 PM
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Wishing you well, vm. I'm sure you can talk the talk and get the paper but from what I've seen here, I doubt you are honest enough to walk the philosopher's walk.
Not like you, Mickthinks, a lone gun-slinger on the prairy of reason, walking the earth and preaching truth, sustained only by his rigorous intellectual discipline and a burning desire to know the reason of all reasons.

And look! It must be true. because so strong is your dedication to the truth that you felt you had to post this comment, just so we could all see clearly that you are unafraid to show that you are, in fact, a bit of a douchebag.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:06 PM
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LOL You fulfilling your desire to call me a douchebag doesn't actually address the issue of the importance of honesty in viscousmemories's capacity as a philosopher. But you have to be something of a philosopher to see that, and even more of a philosopher to acknowledge it, I think.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:13 PM
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Heh never finished college did you?
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Don't be silly ...
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Damn, well I was gonna be a professional thinker but some anonymous Internet troll said I'm dishonest so I guess I'll just go back to the car wash. :(
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Only the most honest philosophers take the Socratic injunction to "know thyself" to the most thoroughgoing and frankly penetrative levels of literalness.

You can tell these philosophers at a glance by whether they walk (what has become known as) the philosophers' walk. My understanding is that the discomfort, and hence the concomitantly tentative walking style, eventually subside.

For my part, I am simply not that honest. Fortunately I was able to turn pro before some online dipshit revealed this shameful secret to the world.
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Yes, going pro means you're going to make money at this gig.
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Thanks Vivisectus, sometimes I forget why mickthinks earned the appellation of "douche-bag."

Mayhaps we can get George Takei to honor him with an official recognition on t3h Yutetubes . . . with Edith trilling in the back ground.

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Damn, well I was gonna be a professional thinker but some anonymous Internet troll said I'm dishonest so I guess I'll just go back to the car wash. :(
And your 8-track boombox?

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... some anonymous Internet troll said I'm dishonest ...
OMG AD HOM ITT!!

Just to be clear, vm, you don't deny having been dishonest, nor the importance of honesty for anyone who aims or claims to be a philosopher.
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:lol: Awesome. I'm glad I'm Jewish enough to be a lawyer and don't have to endure such withering rebukes.

Interesting choice, vm. I hear Stephen Hawking says philosophy is dead.
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So I believe it is impossible to uphold a value which one mocks others for valuing, and those who don't value honesty cannot have any ethical values at all. The postmodern condition in a nutshell.
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pfft, this one doesn't even have a cartoon with it.
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Thank god we have fearless truth-seekers who are not afraid to use the term Post-Modern to make it look as if the preceding sentence makes any sense.
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Yeah, you have to honor a man who sets aside all of his great and weighty responsibilities to come to an internet forum to piss on another poster's dreams.

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Hey! I haven't even posted in this thread.
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Just to be clear, vm, you don't deny having been dishonest, nor the importance of honesty for anyone who aims or claims to be a philosopher.
Just to be clear, mt, you don't deny having repeatedly used an anti-Semitic slur, not have you apologized for it. The postmodern condition in a nutshell.
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Wrong tab. n/m
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