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Which would you rather learn if given the choice?
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Psychology
Philosophy ultimately leads nowhere
Understanding how the people around you (as well as yourself) work on a fundamental level is much more useful
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Philosophy, since philosophy can affect your perception of the world while psychology merely attempts to explain it.
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Both. Psychology is more useful day to day, Philosophy can help you survive life.
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zero356 wrote:

Psychology
Philosophy ultimately leads nowhere
Understanding how the people around you (as well as yourself) work on a fundamental level is much more useful


Having an understanding of something would implicate a claim of knowledge which requires assuming various assumptions and principles underlined in epistemology a branch of Philosophy. I'm no fan of philosophy but its essentially the foundation of all studies and fields that attempt to make knowledge claims.

On that note I'll reject both (Against the rules of an or statement) and say History I've done a few courses on Psychology and it bores the ever living life out of me. Same kind of story with Philosophy.
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Psychology, always been interested in that.
Probably comes with the territory when you've been dealing with depression for years and had your fair share of books on the topic recommended by your doctors.
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Cathugud wrote:


zero356 wrote:

Psychology
Philosophy ultimately leads nowhere
Understanding how the people around you (as well as yourself) work on a fundamental level is much more useful


Having an understanding of something would implicate a claim of knowledge which requires assuming various assumptions and principles underlined in epistemology a branch of philosophy. I'm no fan of philosophy but its essentially the foundation of all studies and fields that attempt to make knowledge claims.

On that note I'll reject both (Against the rules of an or statement) and say History.




And by that logic, picking psychology means I also learn philosophy
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zero356 wrote:


Cathugud wrote:


zero356 wrote:

Psychology
Philosophy ultimately leads nowhere
Understanding how the people around you (as well as yourself) work on a fundamental level is much more useful


Having an understanding of something would implicate a claim of knowledge which requires assuming various assumptions and principles underlined in epistemology a branch of philosophy. I'm no fan of philosophy but its essentially the foundation of all studies and fields that attempt to make knowledge claims.

On that note I'll reject both (Against the rules of an or statement) and say History.




And by that logic, picking psychology means I also learn philosophy
Loopholes are awesome


Yeah you're right about that. I remember my introductory course into Psychology was essentially about the history of Philosophy and its impact on the field of Psychology.
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Cathugud wrote:


zero356 wrote:


Cathugud wrote:


zero356 wrote:

Psychology
Philosophy ultimately leads nowhere
Understanding how the people around you (as well as yourself) work on a fundamental level is much more useful


Having an understanding of something would implicate a claim of knowledge which requires assuming various assumptions and principles underlined in epistemology a branch of philosophy. I'm no fan of philosophy but its essentially the foundation of all studies and fields that attempt to make knowledge claims.

On that note I'll reject both (Against the rules of an or statement) and say History.




And by that logic, picking psychology means I also learn philosophy
Loopholes are awesome


Yeah you're right about that. I remember my introductory course into Psychology was essentially about the history of Philosophy and its impact on the field of Psychology.


My introductory Psych courses was the basics of the various schools of thought and copying pages of vocabulary
My introductory Philo course was papers, papers, and more papers where even the seemingly most basic things had to be defined.
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Cathugud wrote:


zero356 wrote:


Cathugud wrote:


zero356 wrote:

Psychology
Philosophy ultimately leads nowhere
Understanding how the people around you (as well as yourself) work on a fundamental level is much more useful


Having an understanding of something would implicate a claim of knowledge which requires assuming various assumptions and principles underlined in epistemology a branch of philosophy. I'm no fan of philosophy but its essentially the foundation of all studies and fields that attempt to make knowledge claims.

On that note I'll reject both (Against the rules of an or statement) and say History.




And by that logic, picking psychology means I also learn philosophy
Loopholes are awesome


Yeah you're right about that. I remember my introductory course into Psychology was essentially about the history of Philosophy and its impact on the field of Psychology.


Not really. That's like saying if you study frogs you're studying the evolutionary beginnings of all animals.

I was in college for 1 year, and I took 3-4 philosophy courses in that time..

Ethics was my favorite, followed by Modern Philosophy.

As for philosophy leading nowhere.... Ehhhhhhhhhhh...........

I'd rather say Science is knowledge, but philosophy is wisdom.
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I take Psychology for A level, it's really interesting.
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Neither I've taken classes in both at university level, Philosophy basically the reason science in general exists due to the questioning logic how or why something happened (Though really never confirms or denies something). Psychology is more of a "soft science" their are certain aspects can classify something, but in the end endless theory and methods. That tend to contradict one another depending on method followed, and majority of it will not ever be 99.99% chance that all people would do this if left in room with this object. Also career paths severely limited for Philosophy basically only job is professor. They are enjoyable classes but would not go out of my way to major in them.
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Both. Depends. Blah.

A lot of philosophy seems kind of too boring for me or too hard for me or both, but some of it's kind of interesting. A lot of it is of course wrong, and people argue over which philosophers got this or that right. I seem to have thought out a number of basic principles myself-- basically a small amount of negation of things (I know that's kind of vague). I view basic philosophy as important but I'm not sure how much it has to teach me at this point, though I'm kind of an idiot.

Psychology may at times be closer to reality (not always), but as the above poster said, there's a lot of contradiction there too. I was watching an interview with Michael Crichton where he panned Freud as not having much if any scientific basis despite his impact. Then there's the science-y part of psychology that actually looks at the brain, but that's perhaps the most boring part for me, though... eh... maybe I could take an interest in it.

So it just kind of depends on which philosophers we're talking about, I guess, which aspects of psychology, schools of thought, all that.
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Philosophy. Between the two of these, this one is the most interesting one. Not that i would start to study it, it's not my area of interest.
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since I've been studying Philosophy all my life, why stop now. I'm also highly aware of many mental illnesses, but to have that as my base of study, no thanks. the less I'm around people the better.
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