My name is James, and I was born in California. I lived some time in Tennessee, and now I live in New York. I have a younger brother and my family is about to host an exchange student from the Philippines. We have two dogs and two cats. I am a sophomore in High School, and while I enjoy many subjects, I mostly focus on science, philosophy, and politics.
I want to edit philosophy articles, but by trying I discovered just how little I know about such a wonderful and complex field. Therefore, I have decided to spend another year or two expanding my knowledge before I try again. I find this is the case for most subjects on Wikipedia that I am interested in. Which, if I ignore my vanity, makes sense. I am a high schooler who has only taken (as of sophomore year) one college level course with four planned for junoir year. Many writers on Wikipedia are in or have graduated from college. Thus, while I will reach that level in the coming years, I am not there yet. However, I can contribute. I write articles within the project to reduce systemic bias, because they are usually on simple topics like a person or place, and because the chances are that no one on English Wikipedia is an expert on them.
Optimism should have a separate page that focuses on the philosophical idea of optimism and distinguishes the philosophical view from "positive thinking" and other everyday uses of the word.
Philosophy of social science, has some okay points but requires elaboration on Wittgenstein and Winch, perhaps other linguistic critiques, whether logical positivist or postmodernist.
Exchange value needs to be redone, it shouldn't be under 'Marxist theory'- although it's an important component of Marxist theory it's also vital for all economics. That said the articles weight on Marx is also absurd.
Socratic dialogues could do with some tidying and clarification. See the talk page for one suggested change.
Problem of universals: The introductory definition is (perhaps) fixed. But, the article is poor. Check out the German version.
Teleology: the article is shallow and inconsistent.
Existentialism: the quality of this article varies wildly and is in desperate need of expert attention.
Analytic philosophy This is a very major topic, but still has several sections which are stubs, and several topics which are not covered.
Lifeworld A philosophical concept that seems to have fallen exclusively into the hands of the sociologists. Could use some attention; it's a major and complex issue in phenomenology.
Amorality This page needs great attention as it is currently totally uninformative and, in my opinion, risks more to confuse readers than inform them, as most people will come here with no knowledge of amoralism and worse, often with huge bias against it.
Perception Needs the attention of philosophically minded Wikipedians. This is only the start of an overhaul of perception and related articles.
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