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Hmmm it could be quite interesting...
who would be the QUALIFIED HELPERS?
I think there is a Hippocampus Psychology that most people use, but since it's not exactly an "official" OpenStudy Philosophy section, this could be interesting.
That's a really philosophical suggestion you have there...
Philosophy is not a social science nor an art course. It's a humanities course. That means that we need a humanities section so users can post philosophical questions. Philosophy should not fall in the social science section nor in art (though, there's no art section) in this site.
Does this not fall into the religion category?
Ofcourse, But I don't know Philosophy, except Christian Philosophy.
@Joel_the_boss No. Philosophy should not fall under religion, but religion (questions and moral ideas) should fall under philosophy. Religion deals with specific narrower philosophies and is a belief with set of rules; philosophy is general, and can question religion rules. It's like saying chemistry should fall under the section of thermodynamics. We can't only ask chemistry questions related to thermodynamics because chemistry is much general than that.
Social Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Education, History, Human geography, Law/Politics, Linguistics, Psychology, and Sociology Humanties:Drama, Art, Philosophy, and Religion
We lack a humanities section.
@Zale101 I knew that.....someone will surely think about religion, dialogues, fight and goes off with bad thoughts when they hear philosophy. I applaud the idea but it will be great to include \("Interreligious~dialogue"\) which aims at positive interaction between people of different religious traditions too. With the aim of helping them understand traditional faiths, and share their views. And at the end... Need someone to Keep watch at this section always as it Welcomes \("Religious~Fights"\) by knowingly, or unknowingly, just following the comments. \(Respect~All~Religions~!!\)
One note, History can also be a humanities course, i didn't list it under Humanities because i didn't want to list it again.
+1; Philosophy has no good section on this site, so it needs one, however I doubt it will see much activity. Also philosophy does not inherently tie to religious notions @Koikkara so that does not mean there will be /debates/. Philosophy, and religion are two different areas, that interact with each other (a lot).
In philo section, people can post anything from their readings in their philo classes; like the Aristotle's nicomachean ethics, Immanuel kant's grounding for the metaphysics of morals, John Stuart’s mill book on utilitarianism, and etc. People can post questions regarding the interpretations of these readings when they don’t understand.
@Algorithmic Ofcourse they maybe... i just shared possible views...lol
Like Algorithmic said, it does not have to be about "religion debates"
For example: What can be a moral worth according to Kant?
You can also ask question of interpretations of a religion text that you don't understand.
I dont think, if we have a philo section, it would be idle for most of the times. It would be idle if we don't categorize it into humanities with other subjects like drama, religion, and art
There should probably be policy on what questions are allowed to be asked. If questions are completely tasteless the section will start to be polluted with garbage. (See the religion group for example.) Questions should be mostly objectively answerable, such as: What was Leibniz's book called Theodicy about? Is Utilitarianism compatible with any religions? Things that are better not asked, are questions that will start debates that crumble into nothingness because the question is oriented towards opinions. Of course asking opinions on philosophical topics is fine, just not in the manner of well using anti-x rhetoric. ... yeah kinda hard to explain, it is more of I know what a garbage question is when I see it. I guess the simplest answer has to be with a question suffering from multiple logical fallacies. (This applies to answers too.)
Well, we will need a bunch of users actually studying that subject area, I suppose...
who would be the qualified helpers for philosophy?
it is a highly specialized field
I see people suggesting use of: Hippocampus Psychology religion To be honest, MATH is more related to philosophy than those are! The original philosophers developed math partially as a way to prove philosophy. Hippocrates of Kos, the father of western medicine and origin of things like the Hippocratic oath, broke medicine away from philosophy. So medicine was philosophy, and it is not alone. Engineering was originally philosophy, and broke away. And even today you can get a Doctorate of Philosophy in many new fields... that is what a Pd D. is. Philosophical Doctorate of... http://www.cs.duke.edu/education/graduate/phd In other words, Philosophy is the origin of most modern fields of science. Now, as for pure philosophy and the fields that still reside under it directly; that is the study of the mind, emotions, morals, and other big questions; it does really deserve its own section. However, I am not sure how much use it would get. Personally, I would deal with getting people into topics first. Then worry about how many topics, etc.
We wanted to keep this site on focused answers - but hey, I am a big believer in discourse and debate. Zale, I'll put this on the list for August, but you have to keep this going. Otherwise we will have another dead end group.....)-:
I will certainly do, Madam. I will keep it going. As for worrying about it to become idle just as other sections like economics, geography, and so forth; I believe these sections become ineffectual due to not categorizing it into a more general area. In mathematics, we have MATHEMATICS as the general category and then there’s different subtopics that comes along with it like algebra, calculus, differential equations, etc. In my opinion, we should have taken economics, and other idle sections, as subtopics and fused it under the category Social Science; therefore, students who ask from different classes can see others students question and may interact with them. Here’s a visual view of what I’m trying to make:
If my suggestion is not agreeable, then that’s fine :) I was just wondering because I was concerned on certain important courses, like philosophy, were missing and thought it would be a great idea if it existed on Openstudy.