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New article: William Henry Chamberlin (philosopher)[edit]

Hi all,

I've recently started an article on William Henry Chamberlin (philosopher), an LDS (Mormon) philosopher and theologian involved in a controversial period of the history of Brigham Young University. However, I am not very familiar with theology, philosophy, or even the LDS movement, and would welcome any additions or improvements in the aim of creating a comprehensive biography that clearly explains the philosophy of Chamberlin (ideally with minimal or at least clearly defined academic jargon) and fairly describes the controversy. Cheers, --Animalparty-- (talk) 01:51, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Anarcho-capitalism FAR[edit]

I have nominated Anarcho-capitalism for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Binksternet (talk) 17:49, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Janice Dowell[edit]

To be notable or not? -- that is the question! Bearian (talk) 17:29, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Help dig for sources?[edit]

I'm here to ask for some help with the article Tao: The Watercourse Way. I was surprised to see it PRODed, but I have to admit that I'm even more surprised at how difficult it is to search for sources for this. I've found enough to keep it, but I need more sources to help flesh it out more. It's certainly notable enough- I know it's used pretty regularly in college courses and I remember using it in one of my classes. It's been a while since I took said class and I don't have my copy anymore- does anyone here have a fresher memory of the book and/or has a copy so they can add more information? I believe that it's safe from deletion, but more work would definitely be appreciated. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:34, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Rename discussion of high profile topic[edit]

Please see Talk:Freedom#Requested move Oiyarbepsy (talk) 04:52, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Help! Metamodernism Has Become a Vanity Page[edit]

I have moved this across to the article talk page, here, because carrying out a discussion in two places does my head in. Please, please, reply over there and not here. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 13:54, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Steelpillow! And I beg others to check out the "Talk" page also and draw your own conclusions based on the current article, a Google search for "metamodernism," and the fact that the last 100 edits were made by a single user claiming his work is the product of an illusory "consensus." This article desperately needs a neutral eye--or, better yet, a whole gaggle of them. The Group has been rightly complaining about this article since January 2013 (see Group log), and I think it's time something was done. ClaphamSix (talk) 15:22, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
It should be noted that the above user is plainly cross-posting and trying to be disruptive as per Festal's sockpuppetry. Esmeme (talk) 15:24, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
I intend no disruption. I've only asked members of this Group to review metamodernism to see if it meets their standards for a non-vanity WP article. ClaphamSix (talk) 16:44, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

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, and now yet again here. It would help if Goethean or other users could make suggestions about what to do about this situation. ImprovingWiki (talk) 09:52, 22 September 2014 (UTC)