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Sower4GS
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6/12/2013 4:39:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Why is there a ying/yang symbol by the Philosophy Forum topic. Do they have that low an opinion of Philosophy?
llamainmypocket
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6/12/2013 5:04:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
It is a philosophy.

I would be concerned if it was a picture of Justin beiber... Very concerned.
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6/12/2013 5:39:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think the OP is criticizing the use of a symbol associated with folk/pop philosophy and syncretic "new age" culture. The so-called yin-yang emblem does, however, have proper philosophical roots, just in more non-western traditions. (Although it's interesting to note that many independent cultures have separately invented symbols which strongly resemble the yin-yang design.)

I see no reason to view it as vulgar or pedestrian, but it may be largely irrelevant to modern academic philosophy, which, so far as I can tell, is dominated by occidental thought.
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6/16/2013 12:26:00 PM
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It's a well known symbol, which is recognisable when small, which is related to philosophy.
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6/16/2013 1:05:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/12/2013 4:39:19 PM, Sower4GS wrote:
Why is there a ying/yang symbol by the Philosophy Forum topic. Do they have that low an opinion of Philosophy?

Wanna debate on the philosophical merits of yin-yang?
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6/16/2013 8:50:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/12/2013 4:39:19 PM, Sower4GS wrote:
Why is there a ying/yang symbol by the Philosophy Forum topic.

Why not, what would be a better symbol?

Do they have that low an opinion of Philosophy?

Why do you associate the use of the Yin-Yang symbol with a low opinion of philosophy?
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7/1/2013 7:50:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/12/2013 4:55:28 PM, tulle wrote:
How is it a low opinion?

Why it is most certainly not! The taijitu is a symbol among symbols! It represents the manifestations of the whole universe.
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7/1/2013 7:54:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/12/2013 4:55:28 PM, tulle wrote:
How is it a low opinion?

Why it most certainly is not! The taijitu is a symbol among symbols! It represents the manifestations of the whole universe.