Confession

In my opinion, I prefer NA than the Void Server. I mean, don’t get me wrong Void econ is better than NA but NA is where I started to play Elsword and grew to love it. I learned everything that I know now because of NA. I’ve also met and befriended my closest friends that I know like deviant-graphics. I’d rather live on the “great depression” of a server than a glorified server without them.

UP Economics Towards Consciousness, in partnership with UP Green League, present Call of Nature: An educational discussion and mid-term assessment of the PDP 9: Sustainable and Climate-resilient Environment and Natural Resources.

Joining us as our speakers are Commissioner Heherson Alvarez of Climate Change Commission, Usec. Demetrio Ignacio of Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Lodel Magbanua of Haribon Foundation, and Director Mercedita Sombilla of National Economic and Development Authority.

This event is also brought to you by Ateneo Environmental Science Society and UP Organization of Novo Ecijanos (UP ONE).

Will you ignore this call?

RSVP here:www.facebook.com/events/646652698781281/647764815336736
23 October 2014 | 1-4 PM | UP College of Engineering Theater, UP Diliman 
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List of classes with incentives:
Bio 1 - Espanola
Econ 101 - Pernia/Ubias
Econ 163 - Pulido (2 class)
Econ 172 - Arcenas
NSTP Anthro - Tatel
NSTP Econ - Magno
PA 108 - Penalosa

anonymous said:

What relation does positivism have to marxism? I only recently learned what positivism is and it doesn't seem that bad to me... I learned about it in Econ class tho

it depends on the precise definition to some degree, because positivism has become a term which has seen very wide use for a whole range of things which have only the common relation of being related to science having some special claim to truth, as opposed to philosophy. in terms of the philosophy of positivism, however, marxism is opposed to it.

lenin’s materialism and empirio-criticism, and in particular althusser’s discussion of it are good for showing the wide gap between marxism and positivism. the empirio-critics were essentially subjective idealists who believed reality was made up only of sense-impressions, and that the advances of science had proved that matter has “disappeared”. lenin’s argument against that is essentially one which sees matter as a category, the form of matter remains intact to a large degree, even as the content changes to express further advances in our knowledge of how matter manifests itself. a positivist on the other hand, at least in the old-fashioned sense, would dismiss this as a metaphysical claim and thus not verifiable (the same basis on which ayer, for example, said he wasn’t an atheist because the question of god’s existence at all is one which is “nonsensical” in that it makes claims that go beyond empirical experience)

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