The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168431   Message #4069479
Posted By: Bill D
24-Aug-20 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Schrödinger’s Cat has a friend
Subject: RE: BS: Schrödinger’s Cat has a friend
Indeed... those discussions certainly do help to clarify...etc... discussions on other topics. I found it fascinating as a graduate student that I was the only one who had declared a philosophy major at the beginning. The other grad students had started in English, Math, Religion, History and Psychology.... and transferred to philosophy because they felt a need for broader topics & issues than their previous majors provided. There were very few areas forbidden in our department. You just put "Philosophy of" in front of a subject and go at it! (Moral Philosophy just reverses the words... and we automatically included works like Kant's "Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals")

Basically, we found that it is often more enlightening to learn how to ask the right questions than to look directly for 'right answers'.