Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Old college threads.
Locked
User avatar
women, fire and dangerous things
Tidus
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Örkko, Cimmeria

Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things »

This is the announcement for Thought Monstrosity, a side event about philosophy, social science, and other "thought," which will be ready in time for the traditional "second summer open" slot. The tournament will be written by Young Fenimore Lee, JinAh Kim and Caleb Kendrick, and head edited by me. It will cost $10 a person to play.

Our plan is to write 8 packets of 20/20, with the following distribution:

1/1 classical philosophy
1/1 medieval philosophy
2/2 early modern philosophy
2/2 19th-century philosophy
3/3 20th-century philosophy
5/5 other philosophy (mixed, non-western, and any other answerlines)
1/1 sociology
1/1 psychology
1/1 economics
1/1 anthropology
1/1 linguistics/other social science
1/1 other thought (including stuff like literary/art criticism and historiography)

The tournament will be of Nats+ difficulty, with strict control of answerline difficulty, and promises to be full of interesting and underexplored content, in the vein of other recent tournaments of similar stock, such as VICO and Christmas Present.
Will Nediger
-Proud member of the cult of Urcuchillay-
University of Western Ontario 2011, University of Michigan 2017
Member, ACF
High-volume writer, NAQT

User avatar
Sam
Rikku
Posts: 293
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:35 am

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by Sam »

Exciting! I very much look forward to this.
Sam Bailey
Minnesota 'xx
Chicago '13

User avatar
Red Panda Cub
Wakka
Posts: 198
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by Red Panda Cub »

:aaa:

So much hype.
Joey Goldman
Oxford '17
City, University of London '19

User avatar
naan/steak-holding toll
Auron
Posts: 2259
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Location: New York, NY

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by naan/steak-holding toll »

Mad pumped for this.
Will Alston
Bethesda Chevy Chase HS '12, Dartmouth '16, Columbia Business School '21
NAQT Writer and Subject Editor

User avatar
Majin Buu Roi
Wakka
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 1:52 pm

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by Majin Buu Roi »

Badass eschatological Muslim superhero Jesus, the things being announced right now!
Jason Golfinos
Trinity School '13 (inexplicably in charge, 2011-13)
Princeton '17 (inexplicably in charge, 2015-16)
Cambridge '18
HLS '22

User avatar
The Stately Rhododendron
Rikku
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:18 pm
Location: Heart's in the woods

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by The Stately Rhododendron »

fun!
IKD
Yale 18
Oakland Mills 14
"I am the NAQT beast I worship."

User avatar
hydrocephalitic listlessness
Forums Staff: Moderator
Posts: 165
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness »

jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
Will H-M
Harvard '16
Princeton ~'26
ACF

User avatar
vinteuil
Auron
Posts: 1455
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:31 pm

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by vinteuil »

hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh
Jacob Reed (he/him/his)
Chicago, Yale, East Chapel Hill

User avatar
Kouign Amann
Forums Staff: Moderator
Posts: 1180
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:44 am
Location: Morristown, NJ

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by Kouign Amann »

vinteuil wrote:
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh
bring it on
Aidan Mehigan
St. Anselm's Abbey School '12
Columbia University '16 | University of Oxford '17 | UPenn GSE '19

User avatar
hydrocephalitic listlessness
Forums Staff: Moderator
Posts: 165
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness »

vinteuil wrote:
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh
VIICO: Make Heteroglossia Great Again
Will H-M
Harvard '16
Princeton ~'26
ACF

User avatar
jmarvin_
Lulu
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:52 pm
Location: chicago, il
Contact:

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by jmarvin_ »

wheres the theology







...but seriously:
The Stately Rhododendron wrote:fun!
john marvin
university of chicago - m.a. philosophy of religions, 2021
boston college - b.a. theology, 2018

User avatar
women, fire and dangerous things
Tidus
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Örkko, Cimmeria

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things »

This set is being reduced from 8 packets to 7 packets.
Will Nediger
-Proud member of the cult of Urcuchillay-
University of Western Ontario 2011, University of Michigan 2017
Member, ACF
High-volume writer, NAQT

User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6777
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by Cheynem »

What's the status of this tournament (i.e. will it be complete and how many packets will there be?)

(I am simply asking to determine logistics for the summer opens; I do not mean to insinuate that it's not completed)
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger

User avatar
women, fire and dangerous things
Tidus
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Örkko, Cimmeria

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things »

It will be complete, with 7 packets of 20/20.
Will Nediger
-Proud member of the cult of Urcuchillay-
University of Western Ontario 2011, University of Michigan 2017
Member, ACF
High-volume writer, NAQT

User avatar
Ye Unfeeling Romeo
Wakka
Posts: 179
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:33 am
Location: Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Contact:

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by Ye Unfeeling Romeo »

The set is complete. If you can't/couldn't make it to either the VCU or Michigan sites, I'll be running a Skype mirror on August 26th. More details can be found here.
Young Fenimore Lee (they/them)
Stevenson High School 2017
Stanford 2021

User avatar
women, fire and dangerous things
Tidus
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Örkko, Cimmeria

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things »

There's now a private discussion forum set up, which you can request to join under the User Control Panel.
Will Nediger
-Proud member of the cult of Urcuchillay-
University of Western Ontario 2011, University of Michigan 2017
Member, ACF
High-volume writer, NAQT

User avatar
women, fire and dangerous things
Tidus
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Örkko, Cimmeria

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things »

All mirrors are complete so I'll post the set soon, but I'll read packet 7 in the IRC at 7:00 PM Eastern tomorrow for interested parties.
Will Nediger
-Proud member of the cult of Urcuchillay-
University of Western Ontario 2011, University of Michigan 2017
Member, ACF
High-volume writer, NAQT

User avatar
women, fire and dangerous things
Tidus
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Location: Örkko, Cimmeria

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things »

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:All mirrors are complete so I'll post the set soon, but I'll read packet 7 in the IRC at 7:00 PM Eastern tomorrow for interested parties.
Reminder that this is happening in a few minutes.
Will Nediger
-Proud member of the cult of Urcuchillay-
University of Western Ontario 2011, University of Michigan 2017
Member, ACF
High-volume writer, NAQT

Locked