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Offline Baruch (OP)

Intro to Philosophy ...
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:42:45 PM »
An new ToC to a new textbook, as an example of contemporary/historical thinking

https://media.wwnorton.com/cms/contents/NINTPHIL2_TOC.pdf
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Re: Into to Philosophy ...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 08:44:55 AM »
Why does philosophy of religion precede epistemology?

Re: Into to Philosophy ...
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 10:40:28 AM »
And why does it get you stuttering?
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Offline Baruch (OP)

Re: Into to Philosophy ...
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:41:05 PM »
Why does philosophy of religion precede epistemology?

I think you''re over-interpreting.  Does a teacher simply follow chapt1, chapt 2 ... ?

A ToC is too linear, particularly for something as CF as philosophy.

I would have definitely started with epistemology (Part II) ... not philosophy of religion (Part I).
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Re: Intro to Philosophy ...
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 01:01:22 PM »
I think you''re over-interpreting.  Does a teacher simply follow chapt1, chapt 2 ... ?

A ToC is too linear, particularly for something as CF as philosophy.

I was just curious. I'm sure the authors put a lot of thought into which order to present these concepts.

Offline Baruch (OP)

Re: Intro to Philosophy ...
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:11:05 PM »
I was just curious. I'm sure the authors put a lot of thought into which order to present these concepts.

I don't have the teacher's guide.  Usually the details of what to cover, in what order, and to what degree ... is covered there (a syllabus).  This is just an outline of a textbook.  Though of fairly conventional type.

Here is the book itself:
http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294990327

The instructor materials are behind an e-wall.

Here is an SJW version ;-)

https://medium.com/@samliao/how-is-this-course-intro-to-philosophy-9d8f6019902d

Basically philosophy as politics.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 02:22:01 PM by Baruch »
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Re: Intro to Philosophy ...
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 09:34:26 AM »
Are you going to read it?
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Offline Baruch (OP)

Re: Intro to Philosophy ...
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 01:26:34 PM »
Are you going to read it?

The conventional one?  I have been studying those subjects for 45 years now.  But I do find it interesting when someone tries to be comprehensive, about something as fluffy as Philosophy.

Here is a popular intro ... 11 minutes


There are countless videos on Youtube on specific philosophers and philosophical concepts.

There is the Oxford continuing education series ... 1 hour


The regular Oxford intro lectures ... 8 hours total


Otherwise, how to think like a Western college educated person, from a secular POV

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Re: Intro to Philosophy ...
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 03:02:48 PM »
Philosophy is about questions, not answers.  Any categorizing is approximate but ...

The "what", "where" and "when" questions are answered by "sciences" .. they are objective

The "who", "why" and "how" questions are answered by "humanities" .. they are subjective

From German culture, from the "humanities" we get the "Requiem" by Mozart ... and from the same German culture, we get Zyklon B, from the "sciences".  Both relate to "death".

The problem with curricula ...


I am like a professor of cultural mining ...
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