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Comment author: Caledonian2 25 April 2008 07:36:17PM 0 points [-]

From what I can tell, you are completely ignorant of the field of philosophy and the work that goes on in it;

Because there is no work that goes on in it!

But you lack the authority to make mere assertions

There is no amount of authority that justifies mere assertions. It wouldn't matter if I descended directly from Heaven on a sunbeam, carrying a potted burning bush and the Reader's Digest Condensed Edition of the Ten Commandments on pocket-sized tablets. Authority is not a concept that determines the validity of arguments.