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What am I doing with Philosophy?
I really want to get high or highest honours in Philosophy, but I fear my second major may get in the way— choices. I can do both! I hope. I am asking myself would I rather have the honour of being awarded high, or highest honours in Philosophy, or get two degrees; the first degree a B.A, Philosophy and the second degree a B.S, Community and Regional Development? Most of my friends will...
david: McDonald’s: Why Your Burger Doesn’t Look Like the One in the Ad This is some pretty ingenious marketing.
The day before orientation at Davis I had no sleep. I think I was up for like a good 20+ hours or so before I got home and just crashed. Good news is I got my classes for Fall 2012; Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Law and The Community. Excited to do some upper division work for philosophy and start my other major (Community and Regional Development). The way things look like right now I have...
Life & Home | Geoffrey de Sibert: Green Education... →
geoffreydesibert: Nearly 1,000 people actively working to green the campuses of California’s public and private institutions of higher education will gather together with the University of California, Davis, this week for the 11th annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The conference,…
Why the U.S. Economy Is Biased Against Men →
That women earn 77 cents for every $1 earned by a man is a popular refrain. But look closer. Prejudice against guys in the economy is real and widespread. with a response http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/04/why-the-us-economy-is-not-biased-against-men/256166/
A2 Philosophy... and stuff.: a nice little... →
laurensphilosophicalblog: ‘kay, I’m gonna start where most people do, with Descartes, and his dualist theory of mind which is called Cartesian Dualism after him. basically this theory is that the mind and body are seperate, they have completely different properties, so they muct be different. Body has extension in space,…
“The concentration camps, by making death itself anonymous (making it impossible to find out whether a prisoner is dead or alive), robbed death of its meaning as the end of a fulfilled life. In a sense they took away the individual’s own death, proving that henceforth nothing belonged to him and he belonged to no one. His death merely set a seal on the fact that he had never existed.” — Hannah...
MORBID DEVIL OF PESTILENCE Ω: Philosophy bar-jokes... →
skandning: -Kant walks into a bar… only he doesn’t, a prerequisite of movement being three-dimensional space, which is merely an illusory construct of pure intuition. -Heidegger follows Kant into the bar and asks for a pint of ale, to which the bartender replies “sorry, last orders was called fifteen…
Fuck Yeah, History Foes!: Oliver Cromwell [good... →
fuckyeahhistoryfoes: Seriously I find it unbelievable that this guy doesn’t get as much hate as he should Firstly just look at his portrait, you can tell this guy is overflowing with seething vitriol. Yes it is unusual for people to actually look like this in their portraits since most artists tried to make…
KRIG: EconTalk podcast interview with Nassim Taleb... →
bitkrig: I just listened to this episode of the EconTalk podcast while driving, and I must say it was really interesting. It’s an interview with Nassim Taleb (author of The Black Swan etc) about his new book on Antifragility. Essentially, he describes Antifragility as things that are improved when…
Differential Home Brew: The Phlegmatic vs The... →
differentialhomebrew: I was in a class today about teamwork. We took a self assessment to determine our level of results-orientation. The idea is while too little results-orientation results in potential slacking, and too much results in an overbearing team member. My wife tells me I am phlegmatic (she knows a lot…
This idea that in order to make a decision you need to focus on the consequences...– Nassim Nicholas Taleb, from The Black Swan (via clearviewprep)
dalix-swagyo: I don’t know why society puts us with ‘adults’ that think because they are better in one field of knowledge. They think they are smarter then our young generation, wiser then us & demand respect from us. Respect is NOT a privilege, its a right. Respect is earned. We pay money for them to educate us, not discipline us. Long story short, society is shit.
White clouds so thick shaded us from the warm embrace of the sun. motors boom and grunt pass us. the smell of coffee and bake good filled the temperate air. a smile across from a table. lightly and without order the sounds of laughter and chatter reached and touched us. a part of every stranger inside of us. come my way and I’ll hold your hand. kiss your lips...
I’m convinced that writer’s block doesn’t mean you don’t have anything to say....– Sandra Cisneros (via zorascreation)