I'm a philosophy student that tends to post about really serious things unseriously and about really unserious things seriously.
I was once described as a "beautiful, intelligent iguana".
so my mom picked up a brochure for me when she was in NYC last weekend for the “School of Practical Philosophy”. i have never heard of it, and i thought it was like some rigorous grad program that just emerged or something, BUT NO. it’s pseudo-philosophy, philosophy in order to find “inner happiness, wisdom and strength”.
how do i let her down easy.
This site reminds me of someone in one of my philosophy classes. Another student and I were talking about a (hopefully) upcoming Heidegger course, and were just generally talking about Heidegger, when this woman looks over at us and is like “Oh him? I could never read him.” When asked why, she said super bluntly “Because he was a Nazi”.
The other student and I tried explaining how a person’s philosophical works aren’t necessarily tied up with their actions, especially when it comes to ontological discussions, and so on, when she stood up really suddenly looking really offended and said “No, no, you’re wrong - philosophy comes from the heart”. And then she stormed out of the classroom.
It was so weird.