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 Post subject: My favorite philosopher
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:53 pm 
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If you're into philosophy of science, Karl Popper probably ranks amoung the best. A theory is only strong if it lends itself to falsifiability. Any therory that can not be falsified falls within the realm of pseudoscience.

Also check out writings from Pierre Duhem, David Hume, Stephen J Gould, Sandra Harding, Albert Einstien, and Phillip Kitcher for a well rounded look at science as a philosophy.


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Thanks for more sources to a variety of philosophers and different approaches. Philosophy of science is an interesting approach. Thanks, Gabbro and I wish that you'd enter the source of your screen name in the thread under "Fluff Form" - "what does your sign in name mean?".


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I believe in both LaoZi (founder of Taoism) and Mutayr (founder of "nature's way; note: this is transalated from from the word Mutal).
Mutal is not known, I don't believe many even believes it exists.
My signature contains three quotes, from the three "lutayr"s.
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Jean Paul Sartre is one of my favourites. Voltaire, Marx and Nietsche are also fascinating. The one that makes the most sense to me is probably Immanuel Kant. He's got some fascinating theories on the philosophy of art. I took and aesthetics (philosophy of art) course at uni, and its interesting what all the greats had to say about art.

If you just want subtle philosophy then reading the russians, Tolstoi, Dostaevski, and Mikhail Bhulgakov will give you an insight into their philosophies in an interesting way.

And anything by George Orwell is a great introduction to politics and philosophy with plenty of drama and story to keep you interested.

But that's because sometimes i prefer to analyse between the lines of books to find out the author's personal philosophies than read the philosophers themselves. Its like getting to know philosophy and what great writers think all at the same time. Seeing it through their eyes as it were is an interesting angle.

Oh, and anything by Aldous Huxley........


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Philosphy of science is intresting but only because it shows what philosphers think science needs and says very little about what science actually needs/uses.

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sartre. the reason is keep in his books, i never find the best words for him.

did you know sartre and simon de beauvoir sleeps in the same tomb..cool.


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Thanks for all the feedback and I'll come back to these posts as I get to chapters or books.


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