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archreductionist
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Introduction

Post by archreductionist » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:45 pm

I've just come to the end of a first degree in philosophy and music after a very long time of part-time study with the Open University. I started life as a scientist (chemistry) and am now a painter.

I hope to embark on some research into the ontological status of representation in music and the plastic arts. I believe that it is not possible to discover the epistemological limits of anything until its ontological status has been decided.

Currently reading; Dawkins, Tipler, Deutsch and Wittgenstein (Zettel).

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John
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Re: Introduction

Post by John » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:04 am

archreductionist wrote:I've just come to the end of a first degree in philosophy and music after a very long time of part-time study with the Open University. I started life as a scientist (chemistry) and am now a painter.

I hope to embark on some research into the ontological status of representation in music and the plastic arts. I believe that it is not possible to discover the epistemological limits of anything until its ontological status has been decided.

Currently reading; Dawkins, Tipler, Deutsch and Wittgenstein (Zettel).
Hello, and congratulations on completing your degree.

I'm currently studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics with the Open University and have just completed the philosophy element, which is what brought me here. Just wondering if you studied A211 and if so what you thought of it?

John.

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Re: Introduction

Post by archreductionist » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:13 pm

Hi John,

As I said, I've been at the OU degree for a long time now. I did AA301, Philosophy of the Arts in 1993 and A310, Life and Death in 1996. I'm rounding things off with AA308, Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of Mind next year whilst putting together my research proposal.

How's it going with you?

Regards, Tom.

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John
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Re: Introduction

Post by John » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:50 pm

Hi Tom,

I've just completed A211 Philosophy and the human condition and just waiting on my exam result now. I've previously been studying economics and I now have two politics courses to complete my degree. I really enjoy philosophy but I don't have any plans to take it any further than I have academically.

Good luck with your studies.

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Rortabend
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Re: Introduction

Post by Rortabend » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:56 pm

John,

I didn't think the OU did much economics. What courses do they offer?

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Re: Introduction

Post by tbieter » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:24 pm

Rortabend wrote:John,

I didn't think the OU did much economics. What courses do they offer?
http://search.open.ac.uk/public?action= ... &x=47&y=13 :D

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Re: Introduction

Post by John » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:03 am

As the search above shows, you can't do a straight degree in economics but you can do Politics, Philosophy and Economics (which is what I'm doing) or Economics and Mathematical Sciences. There are some additional options that allow you to do a Social Science degree with economics.

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Re: Introduction

Post by ray » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:27 pm

archreductionist wrote:
I've just come to the end of a first degree

in philosophy

and music

after a very long time

of part-time

study with

the Open University.

I started life

as a scientist (chemistry)

and am now a painter.

I hope to embark

on some research

into the ontological status of

representation in music

and the plastic arts.
Perhaps you will soon go full time into ceramics and clay pottery; and part time into heavy metal?

No offence, but I cannot stand men who dont take a stand.

Men are not supposed to be wobblers like women.

Still, welcome to the forum.

We can do with some more instablity.

:D

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