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Anyone fancy giving me advice on what degree to do/consider?
I'm 99.99999% certain that I want to do Philosophy, I'm just really on the fence as to whether I should take something else alongside it? I've basically been brought to doubt the validity of Philosophy alone, since reading 'Language, Truth and Logic'. Not really sure that I agree with all of Ayer's points, but the idea that Philosophy alone without some kind of scientific/linguistic basis (at least that's what I thought he was suggesting) is not particularly useful other than for defining concepts has sort of stuck with me. Obviously my primary goal is to simply study Philosophy, but I'd very much like to be able to make my own contribution to debate (irrespective of whether it would ever be published) and I feel to some degree that that'd be difficult without some scientific, or quasi-scientific research to apply to it. I'm absolutely terrible at science to be perfectly honest, so my options are limited to being Sociology, Linguistics and other such similar subjects. Would it be worth taking one of these subjects alongside Philosophy, I'd sort of ruled out Sociology until recently because it's so pissing easy, but I'm willing to look at it if it might enable me to make some more substantive contribution to arguments.
Also as a more general question, is a Philosophy degree pointless?
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I really love films like 400 Blows, Murmur of the Heart, and Leolo--basically, films about idealistic boys coming of age, particularly in regard to their sexuality, and executed with fine cinematographic art. Bonus points if the film is overtly Freudian, like Murmur.
Can you guys give any good suggestions? I trust /lit/ much more with this kind of thing than /tv/.