up to date

so if I understand correctly,
a philosopher who revisits his university
courses 30 years later would still be
up to date while an engineer would
be completely overwhelmed
by new technologies?
does this mean that there
is little progress in philosophy
and a lot in technology?

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
If you are interested in philosophy, start with epistemology. After you learn that nothing can be proven, walk away, as all of the rest of philosophy is nonsense.

But don't do as I did and go into economics. As it's taught in the United States, economics is nothing like a science. It is pernicious propaganda that is intended to justify the misery and inequity which characterize that society.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Not necessarily. Philosophy changes in fits and starts when someone presents new ideas, upsetting the status quo. A professor may find themselves very much out of step when returning after a 30 year absence.

I agree about technology. And, I despair that we are going to devote more and more of each day trying to keep up with the changes in our lives. Which means less time for leisure, for critical thinking, for peace of mind.

KYREUS of Sweden The PoetBay support member heart!
Not at all;
GOD did make Mankind
both limited and limitless
(:the soul).
Machines are dead things.