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Truth_seeker
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Is philosopy a waste of time

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/28/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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angryduck

Pro

with no attempts to give reason to our existence is constant in its mutual disagreement. Philosophy is a diversion in that like a tv soap it is not going to end up anywhere very Interesting.
Truth_seeker

Con

I take the position that philosophy does benefit us as humans.

I accept
Debate Round No. 1
angryduck

Pro

If you feel the need to explain why we do things then study plumbing or carpentry . Philosophy is navel gazing and for wankers.
Truth_seeker

Con

Philosophy is not a waste of time. Philosophy is a way to study the world, the mind, human nature, music, beauty, sex, love, aliens, etc. Everyone has a philosophical view of life, a certain way of attaining knowledge. How do we know what we know? What are the limits of our knowledge? What is love? What is life? These are all common questions in philosophy.

Philosophy can also be practical if you make it that way. Philosophy itself helps expand your mind to new ideas that you have never had before. After all, we ultimately rely on the perceptions of our minds.
Debate Round No. 2
angryduck

Pro

Philosophy is a talking shop of Ideas. Its an Interesting journey for the self obsessed but rarely achieves much. Study something else.
Truth_seeker

Con

Pro fails to provide adequate reasoning for why philosophy does not achieve much. It achieves plenty of things.

1) Science uses philosophy to advance it's studies on the universe. (1)

2) Philosophy majors essentially make higher pay than many others (2)

3) Philosophy helps you think critically

Sources:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org...

2. http://www.middlebury.edu...
Debate Round No. 3
angryduck

Pro

philosophy is usualy the adjunct of a decaying regime. There in lies the flaw of its relevance. It proves nothing and by it its own definition can never be meaningful. Wanking is just as Important.
Truth_seeker

Con

Philosophy is the rational investigation of truths, so i think your contradicting yourself by already implying philosophy being a waste of time is true.
Debate Round No. 4
angryduck

Pro

Find me two thinkers who can agree about what philosophy is. It doesn't exist outside of the mind of masturbation.
Truth_seeker

Con

lol it's on the Wikipedia article, philosophy has a whole history

http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by creedhunt 2 years ago
creedhunt
This is ironic
Posted by Theunkown 2 years ago
Theunkown
philosophy gave us.... everything from money to socialism to equality to etc etc.
Posted by Truth_seeker 2 years ago
Truth_seeker
ahaha well i appreciate the offer, but i'm not interested in any relationship right now :)
Posted by Truth_seeker 2 years ago
Truth_seeker
is 1st round acceptance?
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
bladerunner060
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's S&G was obviously bad. Con's the only one who sourced his arguments. As to arguments themselves, Pro just restated his own opinion multiple times. Con, by contrast, made a case that he supported the value of philosophy. If a bit of snark may be forgiven, perhaps more time spent on philosophy would have helped Pro make a better case. Arguments, sources, and S&G to Con. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.