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WikiProject Philosophy task list

  • 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.
  • German Idealism and the articles related to it may need to be rewritten or expanded to avoid undue weight on Arthur Schopenhauer.
  • Protected values first section confuses right action and values and needs a copy edit, moving and wikifying
  • Quality (philosophy) needs a more clear explanation.
  • 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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WikiProject Logic task list
  • This list should be actively updated: Discuss


Other tools:[edit]

Things to do, some time...[edit]

Write an article on Stove's worst argument in the world[2]

A much deserved award[edit]

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Banno - For your persistence and effort in the recent affair, I award you the RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar. Your hard work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. --best, kevin ···Kzollman | Talk··· 02:52, September 13, 2005 (UTC)

I award the Star of Sophia Barnstar to Banno for taking on the impossible task of trying to administer a Web encyclopedia which is defined by almost-complete-anarchy, constant quarreling, edit wars, and other irresponsible madness
Lacatosias 00:43, 13 March 2006
Admin star, from an Aztec Stone of the Sun - beware the power!

Who's a naughty boy...[edit]

An RfC against me...

An aid to criticism[edit]

You are welcome to add your own to this list...

Some people think…; Some say that…; means I think this next bit is wrong.

Most people think…; Experts agree that…; means I think this next bit is right.

Essentially, (followed by a trite explanation) means I couldn’t be bothered doing a decent job on this bit

In fact..., or The fact that...(followed by some statement) means that the statement is certainly wrong.

Anyone who has read the topic (or book or author) will know that… Means I havn’t read it, so I’ll just make this next bit up….

Controversial means I don't like it, but cannot figure out quite why.

Arguably means I'm afraid you'll argue this point, so I'll say arguably in hopes I can slip it by.

Surely... means I think that...

we all know that... means I know this is wrong, but I want to see if I can slip it past you...

Key conceptual tools[edit]

Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

People of note[edit]

Josiah S. Carberry, who first systematised psycoceramics.

The wisdom of the editors[edit]

Things to remember[edit]

Things I only use once in a blue moon, but need to look for when I do...

  • {{userlinks|name}}
  • {{Discussion top|1=reason}}
{{Discussion bottom}}
  • {{banned}}
  • {{subst:prod|reason}} and {{subst:PRODWarning|Article}}
  • <!-- comment here -->
  • <nowiki>
  • {{philo-stub}}
  • {{philosophy}}
  • {{main2|Article 1|Article 2}} - the number indicates number of articles...
  • :I also suggest, even if you only want to edit occasionally, that you [[Special:Userlogin|Create an account]], so you can access some more editing tools. See [[Wikipedia:Why create an account]]
  • {{clarify}}