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Well i wrote 700 words for my TMa 4 last week, now i hate those 700 words, and so need to sit down and write anew.

#bloodya222.

Round and round it goes , this module is so frustrating....

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The views counter keeps on rolling, 13500 coming up.

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Blade runner 2

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I have watched blade runner 2 three times now, i still cannot make my mind up.

It is either stunning or somewhat bollocks, and three viewings later, i still cannot work out which one it is...

What do you all think of it?

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Online support group

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Having spoken to Simon, i am tempted to start an online support group for former philosophy module students.

It will focus on keeping a calm pragmatic mind set to what philosophy has shown us, i use the word 'shown' rather than 'taught' so that we can keep a light inductive air to the group.

There must be a section called ' my essay, my rules'

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super bowl

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Well, my word.

That was any amazing super bowl. I already mentioned i could not bet against the patriots, and then the eagles pulled an amazing performance out of the bag. That was the most attacking super bowl of all time, massive yard figures.

And that Philly special play at the end of the first half! unbelievable.

So i enjoyed it greatly and well done to the Eagles...

So that's it for NFL for another year, now the long six week wait for the formula 1 season to start.

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book 4

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so i have worked through book 4, knowledge, Kuhn is much more interesting than Popper, however Popper is the tma theme.

so i have three weeks to write the tma 4, i seem stuck with 63-69% scores, my advice was i need to change my writing style to score higher, however this is only one module of six, and my ocas up to this point was 82%, so i might well just grind out more 68% tmas for this module, and keep my eye on the bigger prize, after all #bloddya222 is the only philosophy module i will be doing on my degree pathway.

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all about the hits

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Once again I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to visit my blog.

The view counter has just clocked 13,000 views!

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tma 3

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I do seem to be in a rut/grove for the a222 tma's.

tma 1 - 68%, tma 2-63% and I just got the score for tma3, which was 68%.

so nothing stellar, but I have ground it out so far.

Since I am hating the a222 course, I should be happy with my 65% OCAS so far.

I have started my exam revision much earlier this year, it might be needed to try and keep up my overall score.

#bloodya222

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Superbowl

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Its is superbowl night..  i shall be watching. I suspect i will be watching tom brady become the GOAL by winning a sixth superbowl, i cannot see a way for the eagles to halt the patriots.

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So tired, tired of waiting..

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Still waiting for my tma 03 mark.

I am already 75% through book 4 already. I have already started the tma 4.

I have also downloaded the last 6 years of exam questions and put them into a matrix to inform my revision.

I have a question for simon reed. In your comment to the blog post below, you mentioned last years a222, book 3 tma question, which was different to this years book 3 tma question.

Do you remember all of the tma questions from a222 october 2017 to june 2017.

I would be really keen to know, i could put that info into my matrix to see the relationship between tma and exam questions... that would help my revision program greatly.

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TMA 3

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So i finished TMA 3.

Thats 50% of the course complete.

Still hating every moment of it thou..

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Carrillion

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My brother used to work for Carrillion. He got out from under their shadow 18 months ago.

He is still worried though, he has 20 years of payments into their pension fund.


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Jags and saints

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Well that was a surprise.

Bortalls and the jags over turning the bree's led saints.

A good defence really is a platform for offence. 

Can the jags repeat that trick against brady and the pats?

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Nfl play offs

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Edited by Michael Gumbrell, Sunday, 14 Jan 2018, 11:10

I am very happy that, in an effort to promote the game in the uk, the nfl games are free to view on sky sports. 

I have been enjoying the season and the post season so far.

I think the NE patriots will be the team to best. New Orleans has the best route through  the nfc post season pathway. So i would go for a patriots and new Orleans super bowl, the steelers might be the fly in the patriots ointment.

Next weekend are the championship games, that is going to be two great games of football 

 

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Tma 3

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Tma 3 asks us to consider the ends justify the means in relation to consequentialism..

I am tempted to use the trolley thought experiment to answer the tma question.

Or would that be to simplistic?


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Hitting half way

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I just have to write tma3 and i can move on to the next block.

Half way done.

I am pleased to be 50% done.

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Views.

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The view counter on my blog is about to pass 11,500.

Everyone is so very busy and so i really appreciate that my fellow students have taken time out of their busy schedules to read my blog 

I hope you all enjoy my content and it is worth a brief procrastination away from our study planners 

Thank you everyone.

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Online subscriptions

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Following on from being interested in quantum things. I had a look at a website which provides tutorials on wave form and the algebraic equations related to quantum mechanics. 

It all looks very interesting and i would like to work through the materials

However the subscription is 16 pounds per month. 

At the moment i cannot afford the subscription on top of all my other monthly bills.

Which is a shame.

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Interesting things

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Quantum game theory looks very interesting. I have been doing some reading about it.

Got to love a qubit.

So once i get a222 out of the way i move onto economics, covering game theory, and once that is covered off i can look at quantum game theory in more detail.

Looking forward to that.   

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Book 3 away

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So i have completed book 3, ethics.

Now i just have to return to chapter 2 and write the tma 3.

Hopefully i can write something in the 65-70% range.

One step closer to home...

#bloodya222.

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Philosophy open day.

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FASS have organised a philosophy open day in March.

I do fancy going, however it is on a Thursday and it is in Milton keynes.

So do i fancy driving two hours each way to attend, and do i fancy going during the working week?

Might be interesting, but it is a drag to get there.

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Simon was right.

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Simon Reed was right, of course.

Kant is much easier to process, as Simon put it, ' you are better off with a maxim. Gives clarity and something concrete to discuss, shame Kant is not part of this TMA.

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That time of year

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Happy new year to you all 

May 2018 be peaceful for you all.

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The Good Place

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Having the two weeks off from the study planner over Christmas has been nice.

I did continue to study, but having no work meant i had some extra time available.

So i used my extra free time to watch the first series of The Good Place on netflix.

I enjoyed it, it is a show about philosophy, in fact each episode seems to follow the harvard philosophy curriculum quite closely. I have watched the harvard lectures on youtube.

It is a good series, The Good Place throws up many philosophical questions, and plato, kant, bentham, Hume, satre and Rousseau all feature as a theme of episodes.

It is worth a watch.

The Good Place on netflix.

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