Well, Philosophy-of is just “Theory-of”. In the Dewey Decimal library classification system, the x01 (101, 201, 301, 401, etc) was reserved for “Philosophy of”. So: if 500 is “Natural Science”, 501 is “Philosophy of Natural Science”. etc. And yes – because 100 is “Philosophy”, 101 is “Theory of Philosophy”. You can have a Philosophy of Philosophy. It makes sense if you think about it because there has to be BOTH an “About” and an “Is”. So, Philosophy of Science is “About Science”. George Ellis is my favorite in the Philosophy of Science. I never thought I’d have one but I’ve found little to criticize and I try.

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Good thing. Why?: Very few fields have or need EXCEPTIONAL individuals because most of those who apply are functionally IDENTICAL in performance capabilities. Doing voices? You can find many many people who can do precisely the same job. So many that you have to narrow down the candidates. So what criteria do you use for culling of identical talent? If you need a black voice do you say “Let us cull the black people applying for the job as we have a white person here who will do the job better?” Edit or delete this

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Faith is a word that occasionally confuses me. As a kid, “you need to have Faith” was a substitute for “trust me” and being a kid who was skeptical of the intentions of anybody who said “trust me” (words of a used care salesman or neighborhood bully), I always looked at who was telling me to ” have Faith” Also an adults nicer substitute for “shush. I don’t know. Go away now” As an adult it’s gained more meanings. A substitute for certainty. Now in all that is a better meaning but it’s rarely been the intentions. “Be still and know” For existence I understand Faith. For other uses, I watch.

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Disabilities get in the way of many social situations. If you, a family member or a friend have a disability that has gotten in the way of social situation going smoothly, often an explanation is in order. Once upon a time it was considered rude to refer to someone’s disability in social situations. Delicate way to talk about disabilities was saying ” a person with ” or “a person of”. But about 25 years ago or so, a cascading series of campaigns from different disability groups made it very clear that a disability is not something to be ashamed of and hidden and it becomes Who You Are so don’t be afraid to talk about it. Since then they’ve been trying to educate the public varying degrees of success and failure. Of course you call somebody by their name. Of course you don’t refer to a disability unless there’s a need to. But when the need arises do you talk about it awkwardly or straightforwardly? It’s not one-size-fits-all. It’s an issue that apparently the general population is surprisingly unfamiliar with. So there’s my explanation best I could do. Edit

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