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Is there a name for this philosophical activity?

Is there a name for this philosophical activity? Topic: Coining a term paper
June 16, 2019 / By Carnation
Question: One person proposes an abstruse philosophical position. The other answers it with brute physical reality. In the example I'm considering, Calvin tells Hobbes that the end justifies the means. Hobbes pushes Calvin into the mud. "You were in my way. Now you're not. The ends justify the means." Calvin replies, "I didn't mean for everyone, you dolt! Just me!" Surely there must be a philosophical term for Hobbes's line of persuasion, and I don't think it's merely Zen or Argumentum ad Bacculum. Any ideas?
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Angel Angel | 6 days ago
Philosophy is 'original critical thought'; Critical Thinking Mini Lessons http://www.skepdic.com/refuge/ctlessons.... Bertrand Russell on Critical Thinking http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Educ/EducHa... As opposed to the 'scholastic'; "..."philosophologists", a term coined by Robert Pirsig ("Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", "Lila") to denote people who study other people's philosophy but cannot do philosophy themselves. He also says that most people who consider themselves philosophers are actually philosophologists. The difference between a philosopher and a philosophologist is like the difference between an art and aesthetics; one does and the other studies what the other does and theorizes about it." When someone responds to the Reality that there is no 'motion', by walking away, it is not a philosophical refutation. It is a touch of 'empiricism', but science is a feeder branch of the tree of philosophy. Philosophy trumps simple empiricism!
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Angel Originally Answered: What do I call my political/philosophical view?
Agnosticism is the personal philosophy of Thomas Huxley - how does that apply to you? I think you have quite a bit of education in front of you before you start trying to work out you philosophical views.
Angel Originally Answered: What do I call my political/philosophical view?
Confused, self-contradictory. Another concept that may fit your thinking, could be skeptic, where you aren't exactly bias to a single party of ideas. You may think one way is good, and think that another way of doing things might be better. There are ways of proving what ideas are better, but it takes scientific experimentation, and a gradient and standard for determining value. You might even be able to experiment with such ideas on your own, and see that they are better than others from personal experience, or even information contained in documented research or life stories.

Angel Originally Answered: Why do people stereotype ancient Greeks as being the "philosophical masters"?
"But imagine if Greeks weren't the first to "write down" a whole bunch of stuff with written language" Then you would be asking the exact same question talking about the ancient nation-that-wrote-phlosophy-first. I don't know if we give Greeks too much credit; however, to be fair, they were advanced in relation to most of the rest of the world, and while others struggled to cope with the basics, the Greeks were already advanced in technology, philosophy, art etc. I'm not saying that Greeks are above all, if it weren't for the Greeks, there would be some other nation.
Angel Originally Answered: Why do people stereotype ancient Greeks as being the "philosophical masters"?
the greeks were well pretty established back then, their cities flourished and so people had much more free time than, say, here in my country back then. and thats logical, more free time means more time to think about philosophies, mathematics, science, and stuff. so the romans were kind of like that too but they came later, so all the simple thoughts like "hey the amount of water i displace is the same as my volume!" were mostly already been figured out by the greeks. they also like to think
Angel Originally Answered: Why do people stereotype ancient Greeks as being the "philosophical masters"?
WEstern philosophy is based entirely on the ancient Greeks,in particular Socrates,Plato,and Aristotle.

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