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Comment author: crazy88 02 September 2011 05:01:56AM 6 points [-]

Hi,

I've been lurking on LW/OB for a while but thought I'd sign up. I'm currently doing a philosophy degree which you might expect would make me feel unwelcome on LW (which is often fairly anti-philosophy) but it's actually really great to come across a group with a similar view about how to do philosophy as me - I tend to come across more interesting philosophy ideas here than I do in classes.

Anyway, just thought I'd say hello.

Comment author: Normal_Anomaly 08 October 2011 10:21:48PM 1 point [-]

Welcome to Less Wrong! Don't worry too much about our being anti-philosophy. We're more against the common views held and methodologies used by philosophers than against the field itself. That is, the areas philosophy investigates are worth investigating; the bashing is reserved for the way philosophers go about it.

Comment author: crazy88 09 October 2011 12:59:37AM 0 points [-]

Thanks for the welcome.

And yes, my opinions re: philosophy are much the same so it seems like I'll fit in fine.

Comment author: MatthewBaker 02 September 2011 06:53:01AM 0 points [-]

at which school?

Comment author: crazy88 02 September 2011 06:57:54AM 2 points [-]

Monash in Australia.

I should say though that my comments before weren't intended to reflect poorly on philosophy at Monash. From what I can tell, they're a good university for philosophy but I simply find a lot of philosophy to be of dubious value and my views on which philosophy is useful aligns to a reasonable extent with views expressed on LW. So despite the ability of the Monash Philosophy Department, I find that not all classes cover stuff that I find to be useful.

Comment author: MatthewBaker 02 September 2011 07:35:44AM *  0 points [-]

College in Australia = should be fun ;) Welcome to LW