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colinwalker
colinwalker

Thanks to a prod from my wife I'm now signed up for an online Philosophy diploma. I've had a quick look through the syllabus and the scope is good. Will be interesting to see how much of it I already know about.

Insolubilia
Insolubilia

@colinwalker oooh! I’m not used to seeing an appreciation of philosophy in tech and engineering circles (much to my sorrow). What topics and thinkers will the class cover?

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@colinwalker Would love regular updates/thoughts as you progress on such a journey.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@Insolubilia Too many don’t care, while some of us do.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@Insolubilia It will cover the main schools through history featuring key thinkers from each. From Socrates and Plato all the way up to Chomsky and Scruton. Should be fun!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@patrickrhone I think that’s a given 😆 I haven’t written much on the topic recently so it will be good to dive in.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes @Insolubilia More should. Rather than asking could we tech leaders etc. should be asking should we - there is never enough consideration and preparation before things get pushed out on an unsuspecting public.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker On of the things I miss from people with Computer Science and Engineering degrees is: question everything.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker I don't regret taking a BA in Philosophy instead of a engineering / CS degree.

jonesbp
jonesbp

@hjertnes As a history PhD who also studied CS, works as a freelance developer, and follows tech and computing, I could not agree more.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jonesbp diversity isn't just about gender and culture! 👍

eli
eli

@jonesbp @hjertnes digital humanities unite!

eli
eli

@colinwalker congrats! That sounds like a blast, and a big step.