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Crash Course Philosophy
« on: March 27, 2017, 05:38:39 PM »
Philosophy: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNgK6MZucdYldNkMybYIHKR

Some lecture type videos that explain critical thinking, philosophy, and philosophical ideas. Just watched one on the topic of what is really real, what one thinks is real, and how one could ever know the difference. It went into Plato a little bit and the film Inception as well.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Crash Course Philosophy
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 09:26:30 PM »
Thanks for the link. I will watch some of these when I have time. Some scientists like Lawrence Krauss have dismissed philosophy as irrelevant to modern science, and although I tend to agree on the whole, I still think that any educated person should at least be aware of the major movements and personalities in the world of philosophy.

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Re: Crash Course Philosophy
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 11:28:09 PM »
Thanks for the link. I will watch some of these when I have time. Some scientists like Lawrence Krauss have dismissed philosophy as irrelevant to modern science, and although I tend to agree on the whole, I still think that any educated person should at least be aware of the major movements and personalities in the world of philosophy.

I would need to see the context he said that in to understand but it is my understanding that you need a doctorate of philosophy in order to do research. At the very least, one should have the critical thinking skills down.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Crash Course Philosophy
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 11:44:41 PM »
Thanks for the link. I will watch some of these when I have time. Some scientists like Lawrence Krauss have dismissed philosophy as irrelevant to modern science, and although I tend to agree on the whole, I still think that any educated person should at least be aware of the major movements and personalities in the world of philosophy.

I would need to see the context he said that in to understand but it is my understanding that you need a doctorate of philosophy in order to do research. At the very least, one should have the critical thinking skills down.
Things like critical thinking have probably existed as long as thinking itself. Those who posses such skills naturally might tend to gravitate towards areas where they are useful - like science.

Then philosophy, doing the job it was invented for, decided to explain what critical thinking is.

If you ain't got it in your genes chances are, beyond a fundamental (but still useable) understanding, you probably won't really learn it. Good scientists are born, not made, that way. Education can train you how and, hopefully, when, to apply it. Not to your social relationships!
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Re: Crash Course Philosophy
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 11:52:22 PM »
Thanks for the link. I will watch some of these when I have time. Some scientists like Lawrence Krauss have dismissed philosophy as irrelevant to modern science, and although I tend to agree on the whole, I still think that any educated person should at least be aware of the major movements and personalities in the world of philosophy.

I would need to see the context he said that in to understand but it is my understanding that you need a doctorate of philosophy in order to do research. At the very least, one should have the critical thinking skills down.
Things like critical thinking have probably existed as long as thinking itself. Those who posses such skills naturally might tend to gravitate towards areas where they are useful - like science.

Then philosophy, doing the job it was invented for, decided to explain what critical thinking is.

If you ain't got it in your genes chances are, beyond a fundamental (but still useable) understanding, you probably won't really learn it. Good scientists are born, not made, that way. Education can train you how and, hopefully, when, to apply it. Not to your social relationships!
Everyone does to some degree already. It's when you learn what it is, you can recognize it. And for me, I can tell who really believes in themselves. I.e. my Dad does not.
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Re: Crash Course Philosophy
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2017, 12:55:09 AM »
Thanks for the link. I will watch some of these when I have time. Some scientists like Lawrence Krauss have dismissed philosophy as irrelevant to modern science, and although I tend to agree on the whole, I still think that any educated person should at least be aware of the major movements and personalities in the world of philosophy.

I would need to see the context he said that in to understand but it is my understanding that you need a doctorate of philosophy in order to do research. At the very least, one should have the critical thinking skills down.
This is probably a good start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tH3AnYyAI8