Sunday, November 28, 2004

Newton’s Flaming Laser Sword

This article by Mike Alder pretty well echos my feelings and complaints about philosophy. It is a subject I enjoy greatly but it is also heavily populated by thinkers who would much rather "think real hard" than think smart. As a result the philosophy section of the bookstore sadly consists mostly of work best classified as "in progress."

In some ways, I think you could say that philosophy and science are nearly the same thing with the key difference being that science is usually goal-oriented and philosophy is mostly journey-oriented. Some philosophers may feel maligned by that comment but I feel that it is fair.


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