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Old 11-22-2009, 01:41 PM
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Definitions of Philosophical Terms

Discourse:
Talky talky.

Hermeneutics:
What I mean.

Logic:
Why I'm right.

Apologetics:
Why you're wrong.

Fallacy:
Why you don't even know you're wrong.

Epistemology:
How I know I'm right and you're wrong.

Existential:
Don't feel bad: everyone is wrong.

Post-modern:
Who cares if I'm right or wrong.

Systemic:
Your wrongness goes deep.

Neo-:
You're as wrong as those old guys.

Crypto-:
I'm the only one who knows your wrongness.

Paradoxical:
It only looks like I'm wrong.

Hyper-:
You'd be right if you could learn to state things paradoxically.

Grand meta-narrative:
He thinks he's right about everything.

Paleo-:
You're as wrong as that new-fangled stuff.

Phenomenal:
I only seem wrong.

Transcendental:
If anyone's right, I must be.

False consciousness:
Deep down you know I'm right.

Subjugated/subaltern:
They're right, but everyone says they're wrong.

Bourgeois:
They pay good money to be right.

Proletariat:
We're wrong now, but wait for the revolution!

Deconstruction:
w/ri(gh)t(e)

Deconstruction:
If I grind you up I can show that even your molecules are wrong.

Platonism:
I know the very Form of rightness.

Thomism:
It would appear that you are right.

Categorical imperative:
If you're right, let's make it a universal law.

Problematize:
I'll show you how wrong you really are.

Cartesianism:
cogito ergo rectitudo.

Ontological argument:
I am so right that none greater can be conceived.

Epiphenomenon:
This sentence is neither right nor wrong, as it is the product of a chemical reaction.

Post-:
Now we're finally right.

Eclectic:
You are wrong in a lot of different ways.

Synthesis:
You are so wrong that you are right.

Exegesis (cf. hermeneutics):
I know what it means and I can discourse all day about it.

Presuppositional:
I'm right and I won't even discuss it with you.

-istic:
You started with something good and made it really stupid.

Dialectic:
I'm right, but then again, I may be wrong.

Weltanschauung:
How you see the world when your brain has been made into mush by German philosophy.

Bayesian:
I'll give you even money that I'm right.

Teleological:
You've got everything backwards.

A Priori:
We'll just assume that I am right.

A Posteriori:
Having seen who won, I can assure you I was on that side all the time.
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I really don't think any of these are exactly right.
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I really don't think any of these are exactly right.
This one comes pretty close for a few HCFFs:
Deconstruction:
If I grind you up I can show that even your molecules are wrong.
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This one comes pretty close for a few HCFFs:
Deconstruction:
If I grind you up I can show that even your molecules are wrong.
If you're a real HCFF, you can already show someone that even their molecules are wrong. The grinding-up part is just how we get our kicks.
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Exegesis (cf. hermeneutics):
I know what it means and I can discourse all day about it.
Terez, in a nutshell.
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Cartesianism:
cogito ergo rectitudo.
That is a really good summary of his proof of the existence of God.
 

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