posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by wittgenstein
I like many different philosophers. I just think they're so brilliant! Reading them, taught me how to think. I was soooo clueless before I started to
understand what they were saying, and I started to understand by reading people who put philosophy in other terms I could understand. Some of my
favorites are: Aristotle, for his theories of moderation. Descartes, for his theory of subjectivity. Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, for
their amazing writing styles. Wittgenstein for his picture theory of language, and his family resemblance of language, and his language games.
Husserl, for his phenomenology and his theory on the natural perspective. Heidegger for his wonderful perspective of ontology. Sartre, for his theory
of freedom, psychology of freedom, and his activism. deBeauvoir, for her bringing feminism into philosophy. Hazel Barnes, for her introduction to
"Being and Nothingness". Walter Kaufman, for his interpretations of Nietzsche. Jacques Derrida for his his deconstruction. And Julia Kristeva, for
her philosophical examination of the history of art.
Such wonderful and interesting people. They have been my own private joy in life