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One of my teachers of International Relations in college said that philosophy is not science. My friend replied that it was and then the teacher said something to refute it. I wasn't present, however.
If such event repeats itself, how can I refute it?


 Hello, Nathan. This might be a little DEEP but let's find out:

 Conversation Analysis is your ace IN THE HOLE:

 This Analysis (CA) studies all kinds of conversations. It is based on the idea that talk makes things happen and that the conversation analyst has something to say about how. This is NOT science. It's Philosophy because an event can be analysed, even thought it might be REALITY. CA focuses on what participants see and hear. CA analysis does not attempt to include what is HIDDEN, what cannot be known (e.g. emotions) Conversation analysis generally uses video or audio recordings, which are transcribed and analysed.

  Example: No one who really wants to understand the times we live in can afford to ignore this landmark work. Our ideas about where we came from directly influence OUR VIEWS of what life is all about—the future of Christianity and civilization is at stake.

  As I said, this is NOT science. It's Philosophy because DIFFERENT VIEWS become present.

  Let me know if you don't understand something.



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Books, books and more book! Personal experiences can sometimes disprove philosophical discussions and writings. My PHILOSOPHY: Helping people is WHY we're here. At least it's my purpose in life. Why do people keep seeking humanism, nihilism and existentialism? Few seem to realize satisfaction. All humans are subject to death and Earth has not been cultivated into an earth-wide paradise. Perhaps it can be if we serve one another. I can't imagine a more satisfying life than using my free will to serve thy neighbor. Let's get started. It's almost 2011! I seem to have this "savior complex" due to which I seem to be automatically attracted to people who need my help on a daily basis. Since we are the only critters on the planet, how about joining me? Pleasure and satisfaction are your rewards. Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.


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