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The perils of philosophy

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Johnnie Moore

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This NSFW video made me laugh. I can’t explain how I scraped a degree in Philosophy and Politics whilst having a nervous breakdown. I get lost the moment I’m expected to remember which philospher said what and I’m hopeless with most of jargon. So if you tell me I’m committing the Aristotelian solipsism or committing/denying/evading [Insert Philospher here]’s fallacy/ontology/epistemology/toxicology or whatever, you win. Every time.

Plus this video captures how hard it is to cope in a world where everything’s connected to everything and you just can’t process all the variables.

Of course, the Python boys seemed much clearer.

Hat tip: Mark Fisher

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