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Re: cold war?

Posted by alexandra_k on May 25, 2020, at 23:11:21

In reply to Re: cold war?, posted by alexandra_k on May 25, 2020, at 23:03:46

I mean it isn't like the USA was offering those students citizenship -- right?

They always were expected to go back to China, after a time. Presumably to help China. To use their skills in China to help China. Right? That was the entire point of the exercise.

And I went to Australia and then the USA and learned philosophy. That's what NZ trained me to do. That's what I got funding to do overseas. But that was only supposed to be for a time. I was supposed to come back to NZ and... Get a job as a philosopher, I suppose.

Well where are the jobs for philosophers, then? Arts departments aren't valued. We try and herd thousands upon thousands to do the same subjects in science. We don't want to fund people to have small group discussions with someone paid to teach them. There aren't really any jobs for philosophers. Apparently there are hundreds of applicants for every job advertised in philosophy. Apparently they pick the best person for the job. YOu are supposed to do that. I see teh people tehy hired. The best people from all the applicants, apparently.

The best fit.

Because philosophy is for people who lack reading comprehension. Time management. The basic stuff like that. It's for arguentative people who like to argue for arguments sake. It's for people who don't speak English very well who think that their lack of understanding is because of that rather than because the 'critical reasoning' stuff they are being taught is only likely to screw them up forever when it comes to how they do on any standard or normal or usual test of reading comprehension or of verbal reasoning...

sort of 'if not a then anything i like' inferences that are supposed to *show the limits of logic*. For people who *don't have the intuition that there is anything wrong or our of the ordinary with that statement'

it's rule of law!

the law says 'anything i like!'

yeah right.




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