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New Europe contains 119 nations, the 101st most in the world.

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1.The Hell with a Revolving Door of Chez SatanCompulsory Consumerist State“Nine circles, available for every budget.”
2.The Sanctimonious Confederacy of UstexCompulsory Consumerist State“Be nice, or be dead”
3.The Theocracy of Bare WishnaIron Fist Consumerists“No more clemency!”
4.The Holy Pink Sultanate of Al-LeilahCompulsory Consumerist State“May the night bless the day's work.”
5.The Empire of the Khagan of HulaguFather Knows Best State“Obey and live in freedom”
6.The Rissorgimento of SaxavoyCapitalist Paradise“Proud of the Shroud”
7.The Isolationist Dictatorship of BelemnotiaCompulsory Consumerist State“Either stay here, or stay away.”
8.The Kingdom of FrisigothiaCapitalist Paradise“Plus Ultra”
9.The Confederacy of Werewolf and VampireCompulsory Consumerist State“This is a bloody confederacy”
10.The Proto-Empire of GnossCapitalist Paradise“Neither Sea nor Empire has Boundaries”
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Regional Poll • Philosophy is...

The Calvinist-Lutheran Federacy of Neu Heidelberg wrote:With Philosophy 115 asking questions of theology all the time, it is only fair we repay the compliment: what is philosophy?

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Post self-deleted by Gnashingen or Nacingia.

I'm with Heidegger on this one: in Ancient Greece, between Plato and Aristotle, philosophy came close to asking the fundamental question: what is the seence of being? Then there were lots of centuries of avoiding the question, and then Heidegger asking it again but despairing at the answer. And I doubt that anyone after him has yet found a way of answering it.

Post self-deleted by Gnarlingen.

Even belief systems that say there is no reasonable ground for theism are still belief systems. Efoorts to deny God are essentially the same as efforts to define Him. Philosophy and theology are two sides of the same effort. (As evidenced, no less, by the recent polls on Philosophy 115.)

I'm going for the paradigms set: just for watching I HEART Huckabees.

Philosophy is any belief system trying not to allow for special pleading. But the above discussion shows that none of them have succeded in their efforts.

Aki has taken her selfie - or: she has taken a trophy. Yoshi loses lowest unemplyment to the Archie manifestation we all love to hate.

TROPHIES

Aki Zeta: 23 (Armed, Beautiful Environment, Best Weather, Cultured, Developed, EE, Eco-Friendly, Fastest Growing Economy, Happiest, Healthiest, Largest Population, Longest Lifespan, Lowest Unemployment, Pacifist, Politically Apathetic, Publishing, Rebellious Youth, Rude, Scientifically Advanced, Smartest, Subsidized Industry, Tourist Destination, Welfare)

Chez Satan: 20 (Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Automobiles, Avoided, Basket Weaving, Cheese, EE, Fattest, Furniture Restoration, Insurance, IT, Lowest Taxes, Manufacturing, Mining, Pizza, Retail, Shortest Lifespan, Soda Pop, Trout, Woodchipping)

NH: 9 (Compassion, Devout, Influence, Founder, Low Crime Rates, Niceness, Public Sector, Safest, Highest Taxes)

Yoshi: 5 (EE, Extreme, Gambling, Godforsaken, Politically Free)

BW: 3 (Defense, Highest Police Ratios, Stupidest)

Mushroom: 2 (Civil Rights, Least Corrupt)

Termiopolis: 2 (EE, Most Corrupt)

Vlpska: 2 (Rich-Poor-Divide, Pro-Market)

Adzharia: 1 (Most WA Endorsements)
Al-Leilah: 1 (EE)
A-n-A: 1 (EE)
Belemnotia: 1 (EE)
Brahmsk: 1 (Healthcare)
Byrussa: 1 (Income Equality)
Druzestan: 1 (Authoritarian)
Gnoss: 1 (EE)
Loanden: 1 (EE)
Maarnix: 1 (EE)
Minimuth: 1 (Nudest)
Molkh: 1 (EE)
My Briefcase: 1 (Average)
Pieuvre: 1 (Drugs)
Roge-Adyge: 1 (EE)
Saakashvia: 1 (EE)
Saxavoy: 1 (EE)
Silent Crusaders: 1 (Conservative)
Talonia: 1 (EE)
Tunguz: 1 (EE)
Ulfingen: 1 (EE)
Ustex: 1 (EE)
Uubengalas: 1 (Primitive)
W & V: 1 (EE)
Wolvingen: 1 (EE)

In Memory of the Fallen

Chinese Dragons: 0
Cypronesos: 0
Dwergoe: 0
Hulagu: 0
Huldenvolk: 0
Kabardine Balkaria: 0
Lesbaustralia: 0
LP: 0
Magyarbania: 0
Mammunda: 0
Nibelpfalz: 0
Niwex: 0
Philephebia: 0
Sklavonia: 0
Weather Guys: 0
Wisentia: 0

In memory of the Risen

Apkhazia: 0
A-n-A: 0
Damnachya: 0
Frisigothia: 0
Gael Dn: 0
Gift from the Gays: 0
Grand Ararat: 0
Fahdain: 0
Farkaszorszag: 0
Hydrozoa: 0
Kananagal: 0
Khazarya: 0
Maarnix: 0
Minimuth: 0
Nilotia: 0
Nippainu: 0
Oghuz Khanate: 0
Saxavoy: 0
Sation: 0
Uubengalas: 0

ANTI-TROPHIES

Aki Zeta: 28 (Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Automobiles, Avoided, Basket Weaving, Cheese, Compassion, Deadly, Defense Forces, Fat, Furniture Restoration, Gambling, Insurance, Low Crime Rates, Manufacturing, Mining, Niceness, Pizza, Highest Police Ratios, Primitive, Public Transport, Retail Industry, Safest, Short Lifespans, Soda Pop, Stupid, Trout Fishing, Woodchipping)

Chez: 13 (Beautiful Environment, Best Weather, Eco-friendly, Happiness, Healthcare, Healthy Citizens, Least Corrupt, Long Lifespans, Pacifism, Public Sector, Highest Taxes, Tourism, Welfare)

BW: 4 (Civil Rights, Development, Rebellious Youth, Smart)

Mushroom: 4 (Conservatism, Corruption, IT, Publishing)

NH: 4 (Armed, Godforsaken, Lowest taxes, Rude)

Byrussa: 2 (Rich-Poor Divide, Pro-Market)

Silent Crusaders: 2 (Drugs, Nudity)

Yoshi: 2 (Authoritarian, Devout)

Alawites: 1 (Political Freedom)
Chinese Dragons: 1 (Scientifically Advanced)
Eosylvania: 1 (Most WA Endorsements)
Evolving Life: 1 (Subsidized Industry)
Gnarlingen: 1 (Large populations)
Howlingen: 1 (Influence)
Huldenvolk 1 (Fast Growing Economies)
My Briefcase: 1 (Extremism)
Na Dene: 1 (Political Apathy)
Termiopolis: 1 (Culture)
Ulfingen: 1 (Lowest Unemployment)
Vlpska: 1 (Income Equality)

anti-trophy up for grabs: 1 (Averageness)

Philosophy is:

an effort to be coherent when forming/having opinions.

Philosophy is technically 'lover' of widom, not 'friend,' but that's a minor point.

The simplest definition of the essence of philosophy is second-order thinking, that is, thinking about thinking. With a little practice/experience, one discovers not all thoughts are equal: some are unjustified opinions/superstitions/folklore/religion/old wives' tales. Others are more cogent/justified/supportable/consistent. Many of the former are what we technically call 'fallacies;' they appear at first glance to be persuasive arguments, but on closer examination, we find they are unsupportable. Part of the philosophical task, then, is to identify and demolish fallacies. A thousand years ago, philosophy contained almost every subject in a contemporary university: math, biology, chemistry, astronomy, psychology, sociology, etc. As philosophy successively demolished the fallacies in each and a certain body of truth became concensus, they were spun off from philosophy into the physical and social sciences we have today. So, what philosophy is left with are the things that cannot be precisely manipulated as true or false. Such falls into 3 broad categories:

(1) Epistemology, the nature of knowledge;
(2) Metaphysics, the nature of being; and
(3) Ethics, the nature of right behaviour.

Theology shares some interests with philosophy, but they are quite distinct. Theology generally assumes there is a God or gods and that said deit(ies) are the source of all true knowledge and right behaviour. Religion generally acknowledges 4 sources of authority:

(1) Scripture, a compilation of the words and works of god(s) and human relations with them;
(2) Tradition, that we can find the will of god(s) in the way we have always done things;
(3) Reason, our ability to think, observe, connect the dots; and
(4) Experience, both day-to-day, but also mystical experiences, which are direct revelations from the god(s).

Philosophy only recognizes reason and non-mystical experiences.

I've gone on quite a bit. I don't want to be the kraken of the RMB. ;)

Brahmsk takes the Public Transport golden trophy, but from whom? I'm guessing it was probably Friso.

TROPHIES

Aki Zeta: 23 (Armed, Beautiful Environment, Best Weather, Cultured, Developed, EE, Eco-Friendly, Fastest Growing Economy, Happiest, Healthiest, Largest Population, Longest Lifespan, Lowest Unemployment, Pacifist, Politically Apathetic, Publishing, Rebellious Youth, Rude, Scientifically Advanced, Smartest, Subsidized Industry, Tourist Destination, Welfare)

Chez Satan: 20 (Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Automobiles, Avoided, Basket Weaving, Cheese, EE, Fattest, Furniture Restoration, Insurance, IT, Lowest Taxes, Manufacturing, Mining, Pizza, Retail, Shortest Lifespan, Soda Pop, Trout, Woodchipping)

NH: 9 (Compassion, Devout, Influence, Founder, Low Crime Rates, Niceness, Public Sector, Safest, Highest Taxes)

Yoshi: 5 (EE, Extreme, Gambling, Godforsaken, Politically Free)

BW: 3 (Defense, Highest Police Ratios, Stupidest)

[+]Brahmsk: 2 (Healthcare, Public Transport)

Mushroom: 2 (Civil Rights, Least Corrupt)

Termiopolis: 2 (EE, Most Corrupt)

Vlpska: 2 (Rich-Poor-Divide, Pro-Market)

Adzharia: 1 (Most WA Endorsements)
Al-Leilah: 1 (EE)
A-n-A: 1 (EE)
Belemnotia: 1 (EE)
Byrussa: 1 (Income Equality)
Druzestan: 1 (Authoritarian)
Gnoss: 1 (EE)
Loanden: 1 (EE)
Maarnix: 1 (EE)
Minimuth: 1 (Nudest)
Molkh: 1 (EE)
My Briefcase: 1 (Average)
Pieuvre: 1 (Drugs)
Roge-Adyge: 1 (EE)
Saakashvia: 1 (EE)
Saxavoy: 1 (EE)
Silent Crusaders: 1 (Conservative)
Talonia: 1 (EE)
Tunguz: 1 (EE)
Ulfingen: 1 (EE)
Ustex: 1 (EE)
Uubengalas: 1 (Primitive)
W & V: 1 (EE)
Wolvingen: 1 (EE)

In Memory of the Fallen

Chinese Dragons: 0
Cypronesos: 0
Dwergoe: 0
Hulagu: 0
Huldenvolk: 0
Kabardine Balkaria: 0
Lesbaustralia: 0
LP: 0
Magyarbania: 0
Mammunda: 0
Nibelpfalz: 0
Niwex: 0
Philephebia: 0
Sklavonia: 0
Weather Guys: 0
Wisentia: 0

In memory of the Risen

Apkhazia: 0
A-n-A: 0
Damnachya: 0
Frisigothia: 0
Gael Dn: 0
Gift from the Gays: 0
Grand Ararat: 0
Fahdain: 0
Farkaszorszag: 0
Hydrozoa: 0
Kananagal: 0
Khazarya: 0
Maarnix: 0
Minimuth: 0
Nilotia: 0
Nippainu: 0
Oghuz Khanate: 0
Saxavoy: 0
Sation: 0
Uubengalas: 0

ANTI-TROPHIES

Aki Zeta: 28 (Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Automobiles, Avoided, Basket Weaving, Cheese, Compassion, Deadly, Defense Forces, Fat, Furniture Restoration, Gambling, Insurance, Low Crime Rates, Manufacturing, Mining, Niceness, Pizza, Highest Police Ratios, Primitive, Public Transport, Retail Industry, Safest, Short Lifespans, Soda Pop, Stupid, Trout Fishing, Woodchipping)

Chez: 13 (Beautiful Environment, Best Weather, Eco-friendly, Happiness, Healthcare, Healthy Citizens, Least Corrupt, Long Lifespans, Pacifism, Public Sector, Highest Taxes, Tourism, Welfare)

BW: 4 (Civil Rights, Development, Rebellious Youth, Smart)

Mushroom: 4 (Conservatism, Corruption, IT, Publishing)

NH: 4 (Armed, Godforsaken, Lowest taxes, Rude)

Byrussa: 2 (Rich-Poor Divide, Pro-Market)

Silent Crusaders: 2 (Drugs, Nudity)

Yoshi: 2 (Authoritarian, Devout)

Alawites: 1 (Political Freedom)
Chinese Dragons: 1 (Scientifically Advanced)
Eosylvania: 1 (Most WA Endorsements)
Evolving Life: 1 (Subsidized Industry)
Gnarlingen: 1 (Large populations)
Howlingen: 1 (Influence)
Huldenvolk 1 (Fast Growing Economies)
My Briefcase: 1 (Extremism)
Na Dene: 1 (Political Apathy)
Termiopolis: 1 (Culture)
Ulfingen: 1 (Lowest Unemployment)
Vlpska: 1 (Income Equality)

anti-trophy up for grabs: 1 (Averageness)

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