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Who is Your Favourite Philosopher and Why?

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posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: CanadianMason
a reply to: olaru12

@olaru, that is a brilliant connection you made there between claiming to be a brutally handsome entertainer and William James the Philosopher, Psychologist and Pragmatist. Can you explain that connection?


No I Kant, I'm the turd boy.


Be the best turd you can be...




posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: CanadianMason
a reply to: olaru12

Pay no attention to your critics, except when they are offering you cookies. ~ Says Tzu


Tzu....fortune cookies

Critics...I love sockpuppets.
edit on 19-7-2018 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: Jdubious

Hm. Daniel Dennette claims to know how to transform how we think. I wonder if that means he must first know how we think.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Those are very interesting choices, especially Jesus. Now why?



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:26 PM
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edit on 19-7-2018 by Bluntone22 because: Fricken youtube



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

The video cannot be played. What was it?



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: CanadianMason


Tech illiterate....lol

youtu.be...



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22




posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: olaru12


Thanks dude..



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:35 PM
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George Carlin



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: CanadianMason

Michael 'Eyedea' Larsen

"If someone grew up in a cubicle as Plato once suggested
They would only know the cubicle and not the world outside it
And they wouldn't view the cubicle as something geometric
We only know it's a cubicle because we live outside it

Now the one inside the cubicle can't comprehend his measurements
Because measurements are models made up for and by observers
Relative to their position on the outside of the cubicle
To understand objectively so they can study further

If I grew up in a cubicle the walls limit my universe
I have no knowledge of the entirety like the outsiders do
If you follow what I say and can swallow the powdered water
Close your eyes and open your minds, this one's for you

And the brain equals a cubicle we'll never think outside it
Now inside wanna try to tie a diagram to modify them
I'm a man whose a hybrid of a body of a pirate
Of a soul that can fly without control

Realizing the brain takes in six billion signals per second
Most of which are hidden and not given to the senses
We're limited to a few futile primitive tools of perception
Livin' in a universal pool of firsthand deception

The mind's job is to receive the signals
And block out the ones that don't coincide with imprinted symbols
That way the information you obtained is recognized
Reality is thinkable; incomparable to space and time

It makes a map of the territory that gives us
The topic of the Copenhagen interpretation of modern quantum
Physics which states we don't know the meal
We only know the menu that our brains tells us is real

We don't know the rules of our heads
From inside these cubicles we can't see the truth
No one really knows exactly what happens when we think
Therefore we can never really ever know anything

This is the consciousness revolution
You got the right to think
Don't think about it just do it"



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: FlukeSkywalker

Wrong. The best philosopher is Descartes. He is so because he took a look at the fundamental problem of existence. That being what you can be sure of.

He realized that the only thing he could know with certainty, the only truth was that his consciousness existed. He realized it was possible that all experience was a construct of said consciousness.

Knowing that was a possibility meant that his consciousness existing was all he could know with certainty.

It's impossible to move forward constructively without understanding that this is a fundamental truth, the fundamental truth.

From this you can move forward into acknowledging a shared reality and possibly a shared consciousness and you can come to agreement on commonalities of experience. You still can't be certain of anything else but you can agree on some things.

The problems all arise from people believing they know facts instead of beliefs. This process leads to believing things to be facts in farcical ways and leads to many many other problems.

Jaden



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: Jdubious

How can 'X' know anything about 'X'?



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Masterjaden

I like this.

One must first exist in order to doubt his own existence.

Ironically, there was a guy in my first year philosophy class who argued against his own existence. It was our first class and nobody ever saw him again.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: Jdubious

Wrong. You can know that you DO think. There is no need to use abstract thought and determine what the cause is to know that you are in fact thinking.

Jaden

This concept is where we get the famous quote I think therefore I am.

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posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 10:03 PM
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Hannibal, Missouri

I’m sitting here on the waterfront between the Mississippi River and the train tracks, facing northwest. My back is leaning against a stone wall. The train whistle was deafening, but now the engine has passed and the freight cars are rumbling slowly by. The low, warm, dark peach last light of sunset is glowing gently.
This was Samuel Clemens home.... a practical Philosopher of sorts.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: CanadianMason

Jesus, the Christ.

Because He has an air of authority and 'ring of truth' second to none.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: Masterjaden

No you can't and don't know exactly what happens when you think, but I get what you are saying.


There is no need to use abstract thought and determine what the cause is to know that you are in fact thinking.
Sounds like the last sentence of the song (it's rap lyrics btw) "This is the consciousness revolution you have the right to think, don't think about it just do it". I don't see how someone can be wrong in philosophy though as it is a matter of ones opinion.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 11:25 PM
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Diogenes. Been quoting that dude for thirty years.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 11:45 PM
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Well, firstly, this forum isnt dead.

Secondly, I admit that I'm not as well read in philosophy as I should be.

That said, its a tossup between Plato and Jesus. Someone already mentioned the astounding allegory for which Plato is known for. And jesus because, whatever anyone else says about the book(veracity of these claims notwithstanding) there is deep philosophical concepts in there. Rabbit hole deep. Deeper than The Cave deep.




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