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My whacky philosophy class

Mango

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I took a philosophy class about two years ago and one of our required readings was Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. But this isn't a thread about Ayn Rand (sort of) or her philosophies. It's about something that I have believed for the last couple years but never actually bothered to look into.

Too verbous. I almost had dinner with Ayn Rand but I decided not to, and by decided not to I mean 3 people from my class of 80 got to have dinner with Ayn Rand but I'm not sure how many of us actually signed up for it because that book was so damn long.

See, what had happened was our philosophy teacher told us, while we were about halfway through with the book, that 3 of us would be able to have dinner with Rand, but we had to fill out this form or something and I think there may have been another class that was "competing" over this "honor." I didn't really bother because I hadn't been reading the book and because I really didn't want to do it anyway, but I'm pretty sure no one spoke up about the one really important fact that they neglected to say: Ayn Rand has been dead for over 20 years!

Seriously, what the hell? The only thing I can think of was it was some psychology experiment to see how many of us actually knew this.
 
That one post alone made me think you were older. :lol:

Since you never said when the class was, I only had to assume it was quite a time ago.
 
I took a philosophy class about two years ago and one of our required readings was Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.
How the hell can it possible be considered a legitimate philosophy class, then?
 
Gotta love the emos at our school. I was in a couple of philosophy classes (and religion, too), and these morons shout out "BUT WHAT IF IT'S NOT REAL AND I AM AN ILLUSION OR DREAM". Every single time the teacher presents a new concept. We got through almost 40 pages in over a month.
 
pft, Mango, we all know legitimacy is a arbitrarily perceived, and therefore invalid, concept for evaluating the usefulness and wackiness of philosofy anyway.
 
Gotta love the emos at our school. I was in a couple of philosophy classes (and religion, too), and these morons shout out "BUT WHAT IF IT'S NOT REAL AND I AM AN ILLUSION OR DREAM". Every single time the teacher presents a new concept. We got through almost 40 pages in over a month.
I'm pretty sure the solution to that problem is beating the emos with blunt objects until they stop being stupid.

"Do illusions feel pain? DO THEY FOOL? DO THEY!?" :lol:
 
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