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Galaxy-like and gradual correspondence theory[edit]

Is this a recognised theory, badly explained, or is it nonsense? I can't make head or tail of what galaxies have to do with any of it... AndyTheGrump (talk) 10:18, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

The article on Hamid Rajaei suggests that it is probably a real thing, but I'm dubious that the article ought to exist, given that the current version has no WP:RS-compatible sources. Looie496 (talk) 13:13, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I just reverted Mahtabshadi's edits to Creativity [1]. The edits were in patent violation of WP:RS and WP:UNDUE. "Galaxy-like and gradual correspondence theory" is a mess; no third-party sourcing, just OR. Mahtabshadi (an obvious sockpuppet of blocked editor Hhrqsh) has been promoting Hamid Rajaei's non-notable work since January. Mahtabshadi wrote the whole article about Rajaei. Someone should nominate for deletion both articles. --Omnipaedista (talk) 00:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Huon has AfDed both of them. See the first article's entry on the Articles for deletion page. --Omnipaedista (talk) 13:01, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
This is the biographical article's entry on the Articles for deletion page. --Omnipaedista (talk) 11:16, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

(outdent) Hamid Rajaei was eventually deleted but User:Mahtabshadi recreated it as Hamid Rajaei Rizi. --Omnipaedista (talk) 08:28, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Cutural movements and philosohpy[edit]

A number of articles on cultural movements, such as Postmodernism, Post-postmodernism, New Sincerity, Metamodernism (at this point I got bored checking) include philosophy in their scope, along with the more obvious arts, literature, etc. Are they right to do so? Are they right to be categorised in Category:Philosophical movements? — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 18:54, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Encyclopedia Britannica classifies postmodernism as a philosophical movement. Given that Pomo is skeptical of structure and reason and emphasizes ideological biases, philosophy certainly seems a part of it. I'd put the other derivative movements in the same boat. --Mark viking (talk) 14:48, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 15:11, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

John Rawls[edit]

A dispute has recently arisen over the inclusion of material critical of John Rawls's philosophy at the article on Rawls. User:HiLo48 has argued against including the criticism, but his talk page behavior has become frustrating. I'd be grateful if project members could visit the talk page and offer their comments. ImprovingWiki (talk) 07:51, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Religious Thought of Edmund Burke[edit]

Dear philosophers: Wikipedia already has an article Edmund Burke. Should this draft be merged with the mainspace article, made into a standalone article, or deleted as a stale draft? If standing alone it would need improvement in referencing. —Anne Delong (talk) 16:42, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Anne Delong. I cleaned it up, made a bibliography, posted it to article space, then connected the main Edmund Burke article to this one. It is useful that you brought this here. The article is saved. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:05, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Friedrich Nietzsche and free will[edit]

Friedrich Nietzsche and free will — no references to secondary sources, entire article sourced to Nietzsche's works. The article is 100% original research. Additionally, it uses outdated translations. To me, the options are: 1. reduce to a stub. 2. nominate for deletion. Thoughts? — goethean 17:38, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

It is an interesting subject, but unfortunately, from the way you describe the article, I suspect deletion is the only option. ImprovingWiki (talk) 02:46, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Looking around, there are secondary sources out there on Nietzsche and free will in the context of his moral philosophy, e.g., SEP's entry on Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy. But I agree that the article is full of synth and original research. WP:TNT may apply. --Mark viking (talk) 04:00, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Project members may want to take note of the behavior of Piotrniz, who is making aggressive, repeated reverts at Friedrich Nietzsche, for example here, here here, and now once more here. It would help if Goethean or other users could make suggestions about what to do about this ongoing situation. Should the user be taken to ANI? ImprovingWiki (talk) 08:18, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Nayef Al-Rodhan Rewrite[edit]

The biography is copied verbatim from his website: . Should be up for deletion, suggested whole rewrite. It's within your interests so I thought I'd let you know. I'll have a gander at it. amosabo t@lk; 09:52, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

A 'New' Philosophy for the 21st Century and Beyond, by Nicky Stoddart, Thinker, artist, single-mother and life-long lover of Earth and all in it and on it.[edit]

Wikipedia is not a soapbox. You may wish to create your own blog, somewhere else, and post this and similar material there. -- Hoary (talk) 14:08, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
In particular, these Talk pages are for the purpose of collaborative discussion about Wikipedia's content and not anything else. A blog or discussion forum somewhere does sound more suitable for your needs. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 15:58, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Eyes requested at Brian Leiter again[edit]

Hi, an editor recently submitted some content at Brian Leiter regarding some controversies that he might be embroiled in. Would appreciate some learned editors to weigh in about the suitability of this content. I know nothing of the subject. Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 23:16, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

RFC in progress[edit]

There is a Request for Comments in progress at Talk: Artificial intelligence concerning the wording of the lede of the article. Robert McClenon (talk) 03:10, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Critical Theory articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. See also Category:Philosophy/Continental articles needing expert attention, which might be populated in the future. Iceblock (talk) 23:33, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Philosophy/Ancient articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 23:51, 18 October 2014 (UTC)