Saturday, January 15, 2005

"I'm Gonne Sit and Consider Flowers"

We went over Aristotle's "you should think philosophically or you should not think philosophically" argument in my philosophy class yesterday. I countered it with the fact that should think does not equal think.

The entire class looked at me as if I had just shot Lassie.

It wasn't like I was saying Aristotle's proof was unsound, I was just questioning it because it seemed a little iffy to me, and I wanted to know what my professor thought.

My point is, this is a philosophy class, not a Gospel Doctinre class (not that I believe you should never challenge things brought up in Gospel Doctrine, but they like to have their safe little world gift-wrapped for them in a nice, neat little package). If you can't handle questioning things, if you think having a name like Aristotle or Socrates gives you automatic infallibility like the Pope, if you want everything handed to you, dull and dry, then why did you choose to take a philosophy class? And why would you gawk absurdly at someone who actually chooses to not baa about, sheep-like?

Because I WILL mock you. And then I will smash your arguments.


Blogger stevo said...

Next time you should make a statement and then sit defiantly on the floor with your arms crossed.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Baltazar said...

Does anybody ever mention The Simpsons in these classes They are Philosifey demonstraters instead of stater's

8:19 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Shoot Lassie all you want. Freaking Utah.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Bart Zamboni said...

Next time after making your comment, just nod your head as though you are the smartest person in the world, then smil suddenly as though you have a plan to kill them all. Suddenly they will fear you.

4:14 AM  
Blogger juxtaposer said...

They already fear me. They think I killed Lassie, remember? And I don't like thinking I'm the smartest person in the world, because I'm not, and it's always much nicer to have someone make you feel like a stump. There's no risk of arrogance then.

2:24 PM  

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