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Philosophy Strike!

"We are still allowed to do philosophy in our spare time though, right?" "As long as it doesn't benefit our employers, then...well, although...wait a minute GOD damnit shut up!"

There is a massive University Strike going on in the UK right now, over pay, pensions, and working conditions. This comic was inspired by philosophers like Liam Bright, whose first instinct was to take to twitter and start philosophizing about how best not to philosophize.

It's a particularly tricky problem, of course, to know if you are breaking a strike when your work is entirely mental. For example, you might not be able to read or learn anything, because clearly a large portion of your job is knowing things. Reading and learning about your subject tangibly benefits the university. Maybe it would be fine if you re-read the same book again during work hours, after the strike was over? Ultimately though, you really can't even think about things. What if you have a clever philosophical idea during the strike? Certainly you wouldn't be able to wait and publish it after the strike was over, because the main labor was done during the strike. Could you re-do the labor of "coming up with the idea"? Unlikely. The best thing to do, in my opinion, would be to just smoke a lot of weed constantly, because then you'd be reasonably certain that all the ideas you came up with were really stupid.

There is a massive University Strike going on in the UK right now, over pay, pensions, and working conditions. This comic was inspired by philosophers like Liam Bright, whose first instinct was to take to twitter and start philosophizing about how best not to philosophize.

It's a particularly tricky problem, of course, to know if you are breaking a strike when your work is entirely mental. For example, you might not be able to read or learn anything, because clearly a large portion of your job is knowing things. Reading and learning about your subject tangibly benefits the university. Maybe it would be fine if you re-read the same book again during work hours, after the strike was over? Ultimately though, you really can't even think about things. What if you have a clever philosophical idea during the strike? Certainly you wouldn't be able to wait and publish it after the strike was over, because the main labor was done during the strike. Could you re-do the labor of "coming up with the idea"? Unlikely. The best thing to do, in my opinion, would be to just smoke a lot of weed constantly, because then you'd be reasonably certain that all the ideas you came up with were really stupid.

Philosophers in this comic: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, Liam Bright
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