User:Jabot the Scrob

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Hello. I am an entity named Jabot the Scrob. I like a variety of stuff. I am more specifically interested in philosophical theories of culture, particularly those that will allow us a very broad spectrum view of epistemology, and ultimately ethics. Mostly I am a lurker because sometimes it seems that when I bother to edit this page it can soak up alot of time I would otherwise spend reading the articles, which is usually more interesting. I will try to spruce up this page alittle more though to make it more meaningful by trying to explain why items are listed here (at least a little bit). I am a big fan of the random article button!

Pages Of Interest[edit]


  • philosophy of language-I'm interested in a general sort of way. I have written papers on the importance of philosophy of language in the Chuang Tzu, and in the development of chemistry from alchemy.
  • synthetic language-I'm interested in linguistic properties like this, partly from the philosophy of language perspective but also from a poetic perspective. I am trying to think alittle about whether knowledge of the abstract properties of language would help a poet to write more sophisticated poetry, or whether it comes down more to simple practice and familiarity which might include a kind of intuitive grasp of such properties.
  • Ancient Greek-especially for philosopher's, ancient greek is just cool, also Homer! I can read the letters and know some words, (mostly philosophy terms or that have a clear English derivative)
  • Latin-ditto, both philosophy and poetry, not much actual knowledge though.
  • French language-I've studied this for some time, though you wouldn't know it to speak to me! I will look into getting one of those linguistic signs some people have on their pages.
  • German language-I am currently studying this language.
  • Chinese language-I am studying this in my spare time which is pretty rarely.

Mathematical Physics[edit]



Wikiproject: Philosophy[edit]

I would like to say I am more involved. At this point, my only involvement is to have this sign on my page.

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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