Bitching about coursework thread

Off Topic (Everything besides dubstep)
Forum rules
Please read and follow this sub-forum's specific rules listed HERE, as well as our sitewide rules listed HERE.

Link to the Secret Ninja Sessions community ustream channel - info in this thread
Locked
rickyarbino
Posts: 4508
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:07 pm
Location: Eternity

Bitching about coursework thread

Post by rickyarbino » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:42 am

It's getting to that time of year, peeps.


I'm considering submitting the following as my final assessment paper for philosophy. Is it clever? Anyone think it'll work? I've not completed a single reading since the midterm, so writing about this tomorrow isn't gonna be easy.
To Heidegger, the fundamental question of metaphysics is “Why are there beings at all instead of nothing?”. The question stands alone because of the breadth, depth, and priority holds over its askers, that is; it considers all of the objects of knowledge in that it makes serious question of the ‘fact’ of each and every being’s existence, it scrutinizes the conditions, causes, and changes of all beings and withholds assent to no observations. Due to the sheer magnitude of its inquiry, Heidegger sets about using it to restore the lost meanings of existence and life; dasein.

Without wanting to overstep boundaries of the prompt, I would like to make my own presentation. The views I present may or may not align with those of Heidegger himself, though if that compels you to dismiss what I’m about to say, please skip to the last paragraph.
The other day I experienced a moment of anger, in attempt to calm myself down I sought to question my anger; I ultimately found that I was only upset because I had done what I had done. That is to say that I would have not felt upset if I had not behaved.
Then I wondered why it is that I behaved and found that it was only because I sought change. At this point, I weaved round and began, again, to question why I had sought change and bubbled up in further rage. After this, I remembered that I was only upset because I had done what I had done, and then I realized that anyone who had thought the same thought would find that it was true.
Then it occurred to me to ask how it is that anyone would measure the same truth, to which I realized that I ought to be asking themselves “Why do I change?” Because I only perform behavior in order to alter the environment in which I exist; if whatever it is that can possibly be done needn’t be done, then why would I do it?
It was at this point that I recognized that I had questioned the existence of all beings. First myself; as I need to be something in order change to another thing. Then anything else; because my own knowledge was insufficient. Then the identities of beings; as in order for them to change they had to be different to one another before and after the change had taken place. At this point I had questioned the beings that beings become when they change, I had also called into question the identities of the beings by questioning what a being becomes when it changes.

In making all of these questions from the question of change, and in setting
One’s self upon them, one finds some strange thing hanging in ‘sight’. That is to say that I felt as if the application of logic, at least as well as I could use it, really wasn’t leading me anywhere. No matter how far I got, I kept floating back to the initial anger. I’m a physics student, so I went back to Einstein’s thought that perhaps the truth lay in some notion of relating beings; that perhaps all beings are if and only if they are, and that only in being whatever they were, and only if they truly were, was what they could be. That unless some thing was, and that the thing was itself, then the being could make sense of nothing. After all, the only meaning I could ever expect to take from a thought would be whatever it was that I was thinking about, and it would depend on whatever it was that I was thinking about. And after that, in some crucial metaphysical respects, Einstein’s view is really a lot like what a physicist who might, or might not, agree with the views of some philosopher like plato, or kant, might say.

Alas, even after all of this, I still step back and assess this statement only to find that it needn’t be true; even if I did experience thinking about some being, who is to say it was of my own will? Who is to say it wasn’t about imposition? After all, don’t our instincts consist of the behaviors we perform without actively choosing to? Nobody could measure my existence unless they were able to experience it and if I cannot know that I can experience theirs, then how could I ever expect a concurrent measurement of my own? Perhaps I have Hume to thank for this. After all, both Hume and I apparently sought to describe something equally important to the both of us since we questioned it to the point of observing no meaning, maybe we’re thinking about the same thing and responding to it as equals. But it’s really hard to tell because the words we use have no real meaning.
But what if after all of this thinking I only get a D+ on this exam? Perhaps I might expect to be sad, but what if it were only because I had done what I had done?
magma wrote:It's a good job none of this matters.

User avatar
ehbes
Posts: 19109
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by ehbes » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:04 am

Ive got to rewrite a paper because the professor lost it and I didn't save it and I have another paper due by 5 on friday. Other than that, no actual finals :D
Paypal me $2 for a .wav of Midnight
https://soundcloud.com/artend
Dead Rats wrote:Mate, these chaps are lads.

User avatar
sigbowls
Posts: 11188
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:31 am
Location: sigland

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by sigbowls » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:56 am

if you do bad and youre a straight guy you get a d?
blazen the raisin

User avatar
ultraspatial
Posts: 7818
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:17 pm
Location: Bromania

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by ultraspatial » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:58 am

masters i'm doing right now (labour studies) is so shit. defo gonna quit as so far it's just basic 1st and 2nd year sociology + management + feminism in the workplace
also it'll be harder for me to get in a phd program with it cause it's not really aimed at academia. hence me being the youngest and only unemployed person there :lol: i think everybody there just need it to get promoted at work

User avatar
AxeD
Posts: 9361
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:10 pm
Location: Damstarem

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by AxeD » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:17 pm

I'm not really allowed to bitch, because I'm researching soul music in the 70's.
It's a good subject really, because I know little about black music outside of blues.

Word count minimums are shit though :lol: Everything has to be around 3k words in this course.
Agent 47 wrote:Next time I can think of something, I will.

User avatar
ehbes
Posts: 19109
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by ehbes » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:50 pm

3k isn't that bad m8
Paypal me $2 for a .wav of Midnight
https://soundcloud.com/artend
Dead Rats wrote:Mate, these chaps are lads.

rickyarbino
Posts: 4508
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:07 pm
Location: Eternity

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by rickyarbino » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:02 pm

Not everyone spent their school years growing up to be a history major, ehbes.
magma wrote:It's a good job none of this matters.

User avatar
dickman69
Posts: 14517
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:58 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by dickman69 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:04 pm

ehbes wrote:Ive got to rewrite a paper because I didn't save it
wtf
every Tuesday 11pm EST on http://cosmicsound.club

buy my tunes pls
Soundcloud

User avatar
Liam92
Posts: 5623
Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 12:16 pm
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by Liam92 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:10 pm

ehbes wrote:Ive got to rewrite a paper because the professor lost it and I didn't save it and I have another paper due by 5 on friday. Other than that, no actual finals :D
Seriously? I thought you would've got a complimentary pass for his fuck up. Why wouldn't you save an essay though? :?

BonerJams04
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:26 am

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by BonerJams04 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:22 pm

Ya Ehbs that's on you kinda.

First round of finals at college.
butter_man wrote: who do you think taught you smoke tree's, OD'S, Ice cubes and DOC's?
God, thats who.

Image

User avatar
mks
Posts: 4153
Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:35 am
Location: Planet Earth

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by mks » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:41 pm

I have a huge 100 question exam tomorrow and I'm so fucking nervous.

User avatar
RKM
Posts: 4742
Joined: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:57 am

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by RKM » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:10 pm

got dissertation sitting on the backburner for time,

and exam tomorrow on an antique language that i will never think of again after, this term long sanskrit excursion has saved me an essay but everyone's finished and i just wanna go get turnt
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

User avatar
ehbes
Posts: 19109
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by ehbes » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:07 am

Liam92 wrote:
ehbes wrote:Ive got to rewrite a paper because the professor lost it and I didn't save it and I have another paper due by 5 on friday. Other than that, no actual finals :D
Seriously? I thought you would've got a complimentary pass for his fuck up. Why wouldn't you save an essay though? :?
Cuz it was a bullshit little 2-3 page thing. Not that hard, just tedious
Paypal me $2 for a .wav of Midnight
https://soundcloud.com/artend
Dead Rats wrote:Mate, these chaps are lads.

Phigure
Posts: 14134
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 5:55 am
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by Phigure » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:21 am

just point out that heidegger was a izan and that you feel offended by the notion that you should have to read his work
j_j wrote:^lol
Soundcloud | Twitter

Phigure
Posts: 14134
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 5:55 am
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by Phigure » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:24 am

i need a 90% or better on my linear algebra final to get an A in the class or my transfer admission guarantee for the school im planning on going to gets fukt
j_j wrote:^lol
Soundcloud | Twitter

User avatar
ehbes
Posts: 19109
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by ehbes » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:41 am

Phigure wrote:just point out that heidegger was a izan and that you feel offended by the notion that you should have to read his work
How do you know I'm not a izan and that I don't laude his contributions to the master race ?
Paypal me $2 for a .wav of Midnight
https://soundcloud.com/artend
Dead Rats wrote:Mate, these chaps are lads.

deadly_habit
Posts: 22980
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:41 am
Location: MURRICA

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by deadly_habit » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:43 am

Personal Investment, invest 100$ of your own into the stock market (in the US) ffs my money is safer under my mattress.

User avatar
ezza
THE POOREST
Posts: 9934
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:19 pm
Location: brizzy

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by ezza » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:46 am

RKM wrote:got dissertation sitting on the backburner for time,
i havent even started mine :corncry:

and i thought this year would be different :corncry: :corncry:


i hate education so much its hard to put into words. imo they should put more effort into explaining that further education isnt for everyone, instead of making out like its the be all and end all.

i honestly reckon id be self employed and on my way now if i hadnt gone to uni lol fml
DiegoSapiens wrote:thats so industrial
soronery wrote:New low

deadly_habit
Posts: 22980
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:41 am
Location: MURRICA

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by deadly_habit » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:47 am

ezza wrote:
RKM wrote:got dissertation sitting on the backburner for time,
i havent even started mine :corncry:

and i thought this year would be different :corncry: :corncry:


i hate education so much its hard to put into words. imo they should put more effort into explaining that further education isnt for everyone, instead of making out like its the be all and end all.

i honestly reckon id be self employed and on my way now if i hadnt gone to uni lol fml
once you finish it so worth it, i'm like 3 years out and do dissertations and programs not on my coursework just for certs.
my mom is close to 50 and just finishing her 3rd masters, it gets better.

Phigure
Posts: 14134
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 5:55 am
Contact:

Re: Bitching about coursework thread

Post by Phigure » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:55 am

ehbes wrote:
Phigure wrote:just point out that heidegger was a izan and that you feel offended by the notion that you should have to read his work
How do you know I'm not a izan and that I don't laude his contributions to the master race ?
i was replying to the op but youre right, i dont know youre not a izan

you got the skinhead thing going on for starters...
j_j wrote:^lol
Soundcloud | Twitter

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests