Talk:Arthur Schopenhauer

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This turned up in Liberapedia at Arthur Schopenhauer. I'm sure there are users here who can assess whether it's up to RationalWiki standard. Proxima Centauri (talk) 11:28, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

It looks like a partial copy-paste from Wikipedia by somebody who doesn't understand Wikicoding (hence [15] [16][17] where footnote links should be). Still, at least we don't have his name misspelled like the Liberapedia page. I suggest we scrap it, or replace it with an original article. WěǎšěǐǒǐďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 13:07, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
Most of the introduction is identical to the one on Wikipedia. I think this is probably a very old version of the Wikipedia article. I'd have to agree that this shouldn't be allowed to stay here in its current form. We shouldn't be copying articles from Wikipedia, Liberapedia, Muppets Wiki or anywhere else.--Spud (talk) 14:21, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
Nuke it. ТyBother me 17:12, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
I've nuked it and restarted, if there is a stub others will be encouraged to continue the article. Proxima Centauri (talk) 07:47, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Facepalm.gif -- Nx / talk 08:14, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

These two articles are useful potential references:-

Why do we need it in the first place? I can see a need for us to do Marx and Nietschze, but why Schopenhauer? What's his influence on people or ideas that come under our mission? SophieWilder 12:15, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm with Sophie and Nx here. ТyBother me 12:27, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm 50/50 on this. We have articles on Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, & various others. An article on Schopenhauer would be in keeping with these (though not essential), but if we have one it should be concise, relevant, informative, accessible, & preferably written by somebody who knows a little of the subject, not just cribbed from other wikis & websites. In the meantime, I don't see the point in keeping a worthless stub as placeholder. ŴêâŝêîôîďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 12:44, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Stubs can be worse than redlinks sometimes, they just sit there not giving any useful info. In the case of philosophy articles, it's important that we discuss meaning and influence, and more important that we do it our own way rather than regurgitate WP like every other website. SophieWilder 12:54, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
Gone for now. ТyBother me 12:55, 8 October 2012 (UTC)