Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Parents: Beware

Parents beware. Something very dangerous can begin happening in your child’s teenage years.  It’s called “Philosophy.”

Watch out for the warning signs.

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Hat tip Peter Namtvedt who says, “If I had a teenager, I would also be concerned with finding Kant in his/her bedroom.” (Although it is true as a commenter says that “You cannot find copies of Kant in his/her bedroom. S/he will manage to hide them in the noumenal world so you cannot see them”)

2 comments:

  1. Philosophy is good if used in moderation. But "I think, therefore I am"? Come on, surely, "I drink, therefore I am is a far more practical method for determining exisitence?

    You do hear these stories though of young people moving from philosophy into the fields of psychology or sociology, and it's all downhill from there. I heard it from Freud's mother, via Freud.

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  2. “If I had a teenager, I would also be concerned with finding Kant in his/her bedroom.”

    Imagine if you found an original copy of Neitzshe in the kids spartan bedroom,
    hello mother is that scary philosophy, what shall we do now Mother, shall we give him a rifle or a bible

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