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John E. Toews[edit]

Are there 2x John E. Toews? Presumably the Christian scholar and the Hegel scholar are the same person? In ictu oculi (talk) 13:05, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Large scale changes to multiple articles[edit]

There have been recent massive refactorings of articles egocentrism, obedience (human behavior) and minority influence, at least some of which are in this project's scope. Similar changes to another article, egocentric bias, were reverted by JorisvS with an edit summary of "rv: too many poor-quality edits". I'm therefore drawing attention to these other edits as well, so that you can ensure quality of these articles is not compromised. Regards, Samsara 02:19, 6 April 2015 (UTC)


This article is being totally rewritten by one user. It desperately needs wikifying and checking for factual accuracy and needs to brought back to a manageable size. I do not have the expertise to respond to this myself - I was just reading the article today but could not do so as it now has a highly complex structure and layout and is full of unnecessary quotes and content that suggests OR. Can someone familiar with the life and times of Socrates please look at the article? Alternatively, can we go back to the version as at 24 February 2015? Thanks --Chewings72 (talk) 11:15, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I completely agree with you, Chewings72. These additions go way beyond what little is known of the historical Socrates. Much of the new material is unsupportable speculation from varied sources with an aura of credibility. There is little attempt to separate Plato's use of the Socrates character in Plato's dialogues from Socrates the person. I would also suggest drastically reverting all additions until consensus can be reached for individual additions. BlueMist (talk) 22:03, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
@BlueMist: the issue is entirely stable now in that reversion occurred at 15:54, 11 April 2015‎ via Myrvin. Just thought i'd mention, your absolutely categorically wrong/incorrect to presume "unsupportable speculation from varied sources with an aura of credibility" since every source is from a university without fail, i mean every source, added by myself Whalestate. if you would like to take the time to verify this for yourself you would v.easily see this with your own eyes. Please just go look at the last edit prior to reversion, the references list. Thanks Whalestate (talk) 22:30, 12 April 2015 (UTC) i have to say :@BlueMist: it has made me rather irate that you should presume such a thing, when there is clear and v.obvious evidence to the contrary, with regards to unsupportable speculation. But thank you for the comment never-the-less Whalestate (talk) 22:37, 12 April 2015 (UTC):@BlueMist: here is a clue to find me in the ref. list. all info i've ever added is linked to an online publication i.e. verifiable. happy hunting. Whalestate (talk) 23:30, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Whalestate, You are missing my point. I am not questioning your veracity. I always assumed that each and every one of your references is correct and legitimate. The problem is that those sources can only be based on what was written by either Plato or Xenophon. There are no other legitimate sources about the real Socrates. Everyone else is unsupportable speculation. They are just making up tall tales. BlueMist (talk) 01:06, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Oswald Bastable[edit]

Hi, I have added your project to Talk:Oswald Bastable as I think it may be relevent to you. If not please feel free to remove. thanks Coolabahapple (talk) 07:16, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

RfC on Talk:Free will[edit]

WikiProject participants:

You might be interested to participate in this Request for Comment. Brews ohare (talk) 01:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Subject-object problem[edit]

It seems there is little participation from the project members in the deletion discussion of the major article subject-object problem. Is this just one more indication that there are no active members of this group? Brews ohare (talk) 15:58, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Hay Festival of Philosophy and Music[edit]

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place, but if anyone is going to the Philosophy & Music OR the Book Festival at Hay and fancies a meet up on one of the days I'm happy to organise it. ----Snowded TALK 04:27, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Outline of philosophy[edit]

I'm trying to clean up the outline of philosophy page. The problem is that it's not easy to simply list various different philosophies in a linear fasion when many are subsets of others. Is it possible to structure the page some other way, like listing pairs of opposing views like nominalism vs. platonism, dualism vs. materialism, classical theism vs. naturalism, compatibilism vs. libertarianism vs. fatalism and so on? This might make the page a lot clearer. Also I wonder if the page should be split into analytic and continental sections since having philosophies of both kinds together in the same sections is potentially confusing. Colonial Overlord (talk) 15:19, 17 May 2015 (UTC)