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Who's your Fave. Philosopher?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BigWig Will, Feb 10, 2003.


  1. I like some of Nietzche's stuff, particularly his arguement that the advancement of a society is not governed by technological or scientific advancements, but rather artistic complexity.

    Aside from that, I like Chuang Tzu (the cartoonist's Taoist) and Lao Tzu.


    what about you?
     
  2. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Soren Kierkegaard, Clive Staples Lewis

    brad cook
     
  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Ayn Rand.

    Probably not considered by some intellectual highbrows to even be a philosopher.
     
  4. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    Though I'm by far a huge fan of Jack- CS Lewis isn't #1 when I think of Philosophers-

    Modern Era- Francis Schaffer
    Back in the day- Blaise Pascal (horible programing language- great philosopher...)


    how's that nyc fodera working for ya?

    ek
     
  5. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Well, I'll never claim to have particularly sophisticated tastes when it comes to philosophers; accordingly, my safe, pedestrian choice is Kant.

    I hardly know Kant backwards and forwards or anything, but he's an easy choice for this reason: Even though he hardly invented the golden rule, he articulated it well enough with his categorical imperative that just about all ethical systems worth a second look, IMO, are based on Kant.

    And to prove just how shallow and sophomoric my tastes and intellectual development are, I'm going to include this new smiley!


    :bassist:

    RAAAAWWWWWWK!
    :D
     
  6. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    One of my favorites, too. My #1 favorite, however, is Socrates.
     
  7. I like Ayn Rand too. I've been meaning to read some Milton Friedman.
     
  8. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    does Pythagoras count?
     
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    In theory, yes.



    *groan*
     
  10. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Oh,,, that was a good one mister!
     

  11. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm putting that one in my graphing calculator!!!

    :D

    :bassist:
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Love that smiley*:bassist:





    *It's the Weekend warior smiley:D
     
  13. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Ooooh yeah! Pascal's good stuff.

    the NYC is still fat-tastic!

    brad cook
     
  14. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    Timothy Leary.

    And not just because he was at the head of the LSD movement, but his views promoted a better humanity.

    On a more urban level, I always like to hear what Ice T has on his mind.
     
  15. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    either one of my dogs...
     
  16. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I've always liked the 19th Century Americans:
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Henry David Thoreau
     
  17. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Jean-Paul Sartre. Gotta love that atheistic existentialism bend, hey? Anyone who can firmly discredit any need for religion to enter his life philosophy (essentially that of taking destiny into your own hands and being responsible for your own fate) without offending those who do was doing alright in my book.
    "Everyone has a choice; even not choosing is a choice..." Love it.
     
  18. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    The only problem I have with Sartre is that every self-centered piece of work I've ever met calls themselves an existentialist. As much as he may never have intended it, he gives "justification" to those who simply wish to rub EVERYONE the wrong way.
     
  19. yeesh, i didn't know we had so many rand fans around. i'm gonna watch my back around here.
     
  20. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I always felt she was a terrible author. Maybe that's why I wasn't at all interested in looking any further into objectivism. :bag:

    brad cook