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Peer review of life.[edit]

I have started a peer review of life here. Feel free to drop some suggestions on how to improve the article. MartinZ02 (talk) 16:41, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Globalization categories[edit]

Due to the inherent inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the Globalization topic, there is a lot of intersection with categories of related WikiProjects of WP:GLBZ. Currently, comments would be welcome on a proposed re-name of Category:Sociocultural globalization (a major aspect of and 2nd tier level of the Globalization category) at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2016_May_28#Category:Sociocultural_globalization. Thank you in advance. Regards, Meclee (talk) 14:58, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Mention of Black and Women Philosophers in the "Philosopher" article[edit]

Philosopher used to have sections that referenced black and women philosophers which have been removed. However the argument to reinstate them is only between myself and one other editor. Accusations of "victim mentality" among other things have been thrown around. If other people could come in to give their suggestions, that would be very good so that this isn't just a dumb one-on-one argument.--Ollyoxenfree (talk) 17:26, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Merger Proposal[edit]

You are all invited to the discussion. Lbertolotti (talk) 19:29, 3 June 2016 (UTC)


Plato is rightfully listed as among our top 1,000 Vital articles. I was disappointed to see that Plato was rated a class C article there, although I think it might currently be Class-B. The reason: lack of in-line citations. I agree; that's a problem. Same with other Philosophy articles I have encountered.

I'm willing to do a little work to find citations. However, finding good RS on-line is not fun. I've Google searched for Philosophy material on-line many times since I took Philosophy classes, and it is always a chore. Most of it is long rambling articles written by people who may or may not be experts. If they are it is often way to technical for the lay reader, or just the opposite: way too superficial. My initial search turns up self-published works at Universities.

Any suggestions on where to go for good WP:RS for Plato and for other Philosophers and Philosophy subject matters? I could go to my bookshelf, but then it makes it harder for others to verify, if my book is not available on-line. Same problem with going to the library. --David Tornheim (talk) 08:51, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

How would you do that for Einstein or Euler or Shakespeare or Rembrandt? ~~ BlueMist (talk) 13:22, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Great! I think it would be wonderful for that article to have an audit and verification of the content. I agree that lack of inline citations is a problem, especially in the philosophy sections. Finding RS to verify assertions and cut out any synthesis would be a help. It is perfectly alright to use offline treeware reliable sources. If you wanted to make it easier for fellow editors to check sources themselves, you may consider checking if your books in question have scanned content in Google Books. If not, you may want to prefer books that appear in many libraries, rather than more obscure tomes. Either way, Wikipedia:Book sources can help ascertain the relative availability of your sources. Good luck! --Mark viking (talk) 19:11, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
I concur. I find most of my sources on Google Books. Google has scanned a huge number of both copyrighted and PD books, including recent texts in many fields, and they can be searched. A random sample of works on Aristotle: Adler, Aristotle for Everybody, Irwin, Aristotle's First Principles, Lenox; Being, Nature, and Life in Aristotle, Leunissen, Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature. --ChetvornoTALK 22:02, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Michel Foucault[edit]

There is currently an rfc at Talk:Michel_Foucault#RfC:Should_Foucalt_be_tagged_with_LGBT_and_Gay_categories.3F over whether the following categories should be applied to the article: Category:Gay writers, Category:LGBT historians, and Category:LGBT writers from France. I invite interested editors to comment whatever their views. ·maunus · snunɐɯ· 06:23, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Schiller's On the Aesthetic Education of Man[edit]

The current article is a stub. I ran the extensive German article through Google translate and put it in my userspace. Anyone is welcome to help clean it up. Thanks! — goethean 16:21, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, but what happened to the citations? Article content will need to be properly cited. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 04:52, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Conflict at Reductio ad absurdum[edit]

There is an edit conflict over whether the sentence "Society must have laws, otherwise there would be chaos" is a reductio ad absurdum argument. Outside opinions are needed. Please stop by at Talk:Reductio ad absurdum#Removal of example from introduction. Thanks --ChetvornoTALK 21:40, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

I know this seems like a trivial issue, but more and more, aggressive editors are PUSHing their opinions by removing good examples from philosophy and logic articles simply because they don't like the POV the example expresses. That is what is happening here. If this keeps up we won't be able to use common sayings like this in articles. Please take a look. Thanks --ChetvornoTALK 21:55, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Requested move proposal, Martin Luther King, Jr.[edit]

Please comment on a requested move to change numerous article titles which contain Dr. King's name. Randy Kryn 11:14, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Philosophy Undergraduate Degree = Philosopher?[edit]

Should someone with an undergraduate degree in philosophy be listed as a philosopher? BabyJonas (talk) 01:34, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Theology template[edit]

There is a discussion about {{Theology}} over at Template talk:Theology § Too large - discussion resumed in 2016. Feel free to join in. Thanks! YBG (talk) 08:57, 24 July 2016 (UTC)