General Concepts

phi-los-o-phy n., pl. -phies. 1. a. Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline. b. The investigation of causes and laws underlying reality. c. A system of philosophical inquiry or demonstration. 2. Inquiry into the nature of things based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods. 3. The critique and analysis of fundamental beliefs as they come to be conceptualized and formulated. 4. The synthesis of all learning. 5. The investigation of natural phenomena and its systematization in theory and experiment, as in alchemy, astrology, or astronomy: hermetic philosophy; natural philosophy. 6. All learning except technical precepts and practical arts. 7. All the disciplines presented in university curriculums of science and the liberal arts, except medicine, law, and theology: Doctor of Philosophy. 8 The science comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology. 9. A system of motivating concepts or principles: the philosophy of a culture. 10. A basic theory; viewpoint: an original philosophy of advertising. 11. The system of values by which one lives: his philosophy of life. 12. The calmness, equanimity, and detachment thought to befit a philosopher.[ME philosophie <OFr. <Lat. philosophia <Gk. <philosophos, loving wisdom, philosopher]
A philosophy.

I think there should be one.

And I have one.

But I fear that anything I might write here would make it seem trite and cliched.

Which isn't to say that it's not actually trite and cliched.

I mean, I'm suggesting the use of the Courier font of all things. That's trite, cliched, and pretentious too.

But anyway, you know what they say: If it's worth doing, it's worth doing.

LISA '13

John Sellens is teaching "Nagios: Advanced Topics" at the 2013 USENIX LISA System Administration Conference in Washington, DC, November 3-8.

LISA '13
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