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OfflineMalachi
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are any of you guys professional philosophers?
    #1831268 - 08/19/03 10:23 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

or a related field, like law? just wondering... also, do you think being a professional philosopher is a good idea, or does it just lead to esoteric technical focus rather than a deeper understanding of the forces that effect individuals' lives? is it better to not even read philosophy? socrates didn't...


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Malachi]
    #1831433 - 08/19/03 11:19 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I don't think being a professional philosopher (unless you were an author) would be a very lucrative career.

Also I think that if all you did all day was ponder your existance, you would separate yourself from the other things in life that are important.  Think of all of the experiences you would miss if your life was constant analyzation.   

"Sometimes, you just gotta say fuck it" - from "Risky Buisness"  :laugh:

There are many aspects to life, and to focus too much on one, you may miss out on the bigger picture.  I think that many would get to the point where the message was lost, and they worshipped the creeds.  (Anyone remember The The - Mind Bomb?) 

Edit - Upon further review I discovered many more occupations that would be considered professional philosophers.  Some could actually be very lucrative, but I still think it is a limited, albeit growing field.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Malachi]
    #1831572 - 08/19/03 11:59 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

No, but a professional philosopher isn't better or smarter or more enlightened than I. Being a professional philosopher is pretty lame in my opinion. They just seem to reek of that stuck-up, Harvard Doctorite bastard-like jerkness to me.

If anything, being an educated person of philosophy makes one gravitate twoards another philosophers' beliefs and ideas. This is why I haven't studied philosophy......yet.


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Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #1831589 - 08/20/03 12:07 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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HagbardCeline said:


I think that if all you did all day was ponder your existance, you would separate yourself from the other things in life that are important. Think of all of the experiences you would miss if your life was constant analyzation.





Welcome to the past couple year's of my life. Constant introspection, personal/global/social/fundamental evaluation fucking suck's, if you want to get depressed just look at EVERYTHING for what it is, thats the ticket. Ya, i still strugle with self analyzation, but not nearly as much so in a negative manner.

Some people call it buddhism.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: PDU]
    #1831599 - 08/20/03 12:10 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

malachi, you should check out a career with the KKK they're a pretty philosophical group.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Dogomush]
    #1831620 - 08/20/03 12:16 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Buddhism? LOL. Thats pretty close-minded of a statement!


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: tekramrepus]
    #1831670 - 08/20/03 12:39 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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supermarket said:
Buddhism? LOL. Thats pretty close-minded of a statement!




ah, not at all, the origins of buddhism...started out as guy's going to sit out in the wood's and think about life...pretty much. Im not here to argue buddhism though, Just that that's a large part of buddhism, isolating oneself from outward influence and thinking (obsessing) about one's life, and how to live it "correctly".


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: PDU]
    #1831729 - 08/20/03 01:05 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)


It seems a waste of a life that could be lived instead of anylized to death (literally).


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Murex]
    #1831747 - 08/20/03 01:11 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Murex said:

It seems a waste of a life that could be lived instead of anylized to death (literally).




exactly. I still struggle trying to enjoy live, rather than over analyzing every situation, so i can *understand.*
My couple year's of depression probably mimic buddhism in someway's more than some would like to think.
I think its pretty much impossible to realize everything for what it really is, and be happy.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: PDU]
    #1831768 - 08/20/03 01:18 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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I think its pretty much impossible to realize everything for what it really is, and be happy.




Some would say that is what it takes to be happy.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Malachi]
    #1832119 - 08/20/03 03:23 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

The only thing I am a 'professional' at is being me...but that's only because I get to choose all the standards, and I never have pass any tests or prove myself in any way...if I were to take on an aprentice though and teach him all about being me, I'm almost certain he'd surpass me in no time at all (as is usally the case)


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #1832144 - 08/20/03 03:30 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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HagbardCeline said:
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I think its pretty much impossible to realize everything for what it really is, and be happy.




Some would say that is what it takes to be happy.




exactly. take a "meaningful relationship". it's not actually meaningful unless you understand said meaning. sure, you have your feelings, but is this meaningful person trite enough to rely on your feelings? what if you're actually being an emotional spounge, as many are? gotta understand...

murex- that's how most people in america feel. while I don't have an opinion on the relevance of philosophers, I can assure you that there are quite a few cool ones, nothing like the anti-intellectual stereotype.

dogomush- that's your team, remember? if you insist on continuing with your small minded racist finger pointing, please as least don't get relative on me, mmkay?


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Malachi]
    #1832194 - 08/20/03 03:56 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

malachi..

what are you talking about? I just suggested the KKK, they have some cool outfits and titles like "arch-wizard" and stuff, that's all. Speaking of small minded racist finger pointing, didn't you just say this:

dogomush- that's your team, remember?"

You are fucking hilarious. That's H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. your ratio of hypocrisy to number of words written is the highest I've ever seen.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Dogomush]
    #1832198 - 08/20/03 04:02 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

you know, it'd be really great if you could actually articulate a point rather than just name call. seriously.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Malachi]
    #1832270 - 08/20/03 04:46 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

"and how to live it 'correctly'"

It really shouldn't be about living a correct life. We shouldn't overanalyze but at the same time some profound realizations don't hurt either. It really should be about right or wrong, but just more about experiencing and learning.

as far as professional philosophers go, malachi mentioned socrates. I think it was him who empahsized that the wisest man is the man who knows he really knows nothing at all.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: kaiowas]
    #1832306 - 08/20/03 05:04 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I assume you meant to say it shouldn't be about right or wrong- which is ludicrous. Right means Right. Wrong means Wrong.

socrates wasn't wise cause he didn't know anything, he was wise because he KNEW that he didn't know anything. big difference.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Malachi]
    #1833247 - 08/20/03 01:48 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

What is a professional philosopher?


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Sclorch]
    #1833258 - 08/20/03 01:51 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Somebody who talks a lot of shit about nothing and gets paid for it.


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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: Sclorch]
    #1833272 - 08/20/03 01:54 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: are any of you guys professional philosophers? [Re: PDU]
    #1833334 - 08/20/03 02:12 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Just that that's a large part of buddhism, isolating oneself from outward influence and thinking (obsessing) about one's life, and how to live it "correctly".




Thats not a very accurate description of Buddism. The idea is to stop thinking(obsessing) about ones life. You know like clear your mind, stop clinging to desire. Focus on the moment and not the constant chatter of the mind.
What your describing sounds more like psychoanalysis.


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