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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 17:13:57


[WOLF] The Conservative
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I have always been extremely interested in Art, Music, Poetry, Politics, and history but most of all, Philosophy. I have always loved it and read about whenever I can. So I thought it would be fun for everyone interested in this subject to name their favorite.


I would have to say John Locke and I tend to side with Kant occasionally. Thomas Jefferson was also a favorite along with Thomas Paine.

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 17:26:55


Von Jewburg
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Machiavelli, Hobbes, Franklin, and a bit of Confucius.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 17:33:56


Imperator
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George Berkeley and Confucius.

Edited 5/21/2016 21:11:52
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 17:55:21


DesertFox
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Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol
Emil Cioran (if you are the most pesimistic person ever, you should read it )
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 18:04:16


Paugers
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Adrian Waco and Donald J Trump
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 18:06:12


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Personally, I'm for Descartes.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 18:10:07


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Karl Marx
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
Confucius
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 18:56:07


Angry Koala
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Descartes, Nietzsche, Hume, Spinoza. The BIG 4.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 18:57:10


Angry Koala
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I bet none of you really read any works of the philosophers that you randomly stated at all x)
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 19:01:56


[WOLF] The Conservative
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Two Treatises of Government

An essay concerning human understanding

Note on the state of Virginia

The declaration of independence

Common Sense


^ All great documents

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 19:26:00


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Genghis Khan, Harthacanute Cardwell and Adrian Waco.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 19:28:56


The Lord
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MMB
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 19:31:31


Okabe Rintarou ( AKA Hououin Kyouma)
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Adolf Jacob Hitler
Confucius
Sun Tzu
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 19:50:55


Жұқтыру
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Siddhārtha Gautama, Mahāvīra, Kung Chiu, Lao Tzu, Chuang Chou, Matsuo Bashō, there're loads.

These philosophers found new, great, wow things.

Unluckily, I see that many here are very Eurocentric, but probably mostly not your fault, but how you were taught. Oh, and of course the Americentricity has American hellraisers on it.

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 19:56:32


Angry Koala
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Eurocentric? well many people here are huge fans of Confucius (or Confucious according to Imperator) apparently.
If I chose European philosophers well it is mainly because I do not know at all most of the philosophers you said Juq.

Last but not least, a marvellous humorous gem a found, Eastern vs Western Philosophers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N_RO-jL-90
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:16:27


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Adolf Hitler
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:21:13


[WOLF] The Conservative
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The same can be said of you, juq. For some reason, whether it is by choice or upbringing, you have chosen to close your gaze on Eastern scholars instead of European. It's a matter of opinion. There Is no reason why I, a Lockist, is inferior to you because of my preferred philosopher. Nothing " Unlucky " about that.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:23:18


[WOLF] The Conservative
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I personally prefer to read as much as I can without limiting myself to a certain region or worldview. The writings of Communits, Fascists, Atheists, Christians, and Imperialists all interest me because even though I may disagree with them or there ideas, understanding other points of view is critical in the art of human communication

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:27:17


Жұқтыру
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Eurocentric? well many people here are huge fans of Confucius (or Confucious according to Imperator) apparently.


China, India - civilised for far longer than Europe, and roughly have 4to5x the population at any given point in the past. But many don't even have one here, not Conservative, DesertFox, not Koala, not really Tcahikovsky - and this should mostly be East philosophers.

If I chose European philosophers well it is mainly because I do not know at all most of the philosophers you said Juq.


Yes, that is what I was saying - not fully your faute, you were not taught these.

In short, Siddhārtha Gautama, he gave up his rich life, as he realised that life is always more toil than reward, so just relax, do nothing, eh.

Mahāvīra, Jainist philosopher, most of all, I like him for basically spreading the thought of nonviolence under all settings, but also taught that a fellow ought be truthful, non-thieving, helpful, and un-confrontational/-egoist.

Kung Chiu, he said that government was too immoral in a cult of statism ("legalism", as it was called then), to give the great heed to those wiser than you (elders, amongst others), to be truthful and unpretentious.

Lao Tzu, promoted doing nothing, seeing the flaws in life as art (flawed prettiness), taking in the easiness of life, and greatly emphasised the three boons of life: kindness, easiness, and humility.

Chuang Chou, very much promoted scepticism. Said "life is limited, knowledge to be gained is not.", and so noone will really know what they're talking about, and have different outlooks, and noone will be objective and true.

Matsuo Bashō, usually said to be the king of haiku poetry. Liked the easy things in life, travelled Japan modestly.

There Is no reason why I, a Lockist, is inferior to you because of my preferred philosopher. Nothing " Unlucky " about that.


Never said anyone was worse, but just Eurocentric (even your American hellraisers - they were born and lived most their life in Europe). You say you're very open to reading anything, which'd be great. The problem is, so many things are biased, especially when you're reading in this one tongue, that the British philosophers wrote. Wikipedia is biased about this kind of thing, it's not really fully your fault, but you must understand that China and India were civilised for far longer than Europe, and each having 1-3x the population at any given point in the past - the bulk of philosophers are from China and India. Then there are some from Europe, the Islamic world, and then smaller ones like Japan and Korea.

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:42:28


Von Jewburg
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Why has nobody mentioned Machiavelli besides me?
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:43:08


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adrian waco, donald trump, eric harris, and dylan klebold
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 20:43:30


[WOLF] The Conservative
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" Never said anyone was worse, but just Eurocentric (even your American hellraisers - they were born and lived most their life in Europe). You say you're very open to reading anything, which'd be great. The problem is, so many things are biased, especially when you're reading in this one tongue, that the British philosophers wrote. Wikipedia is biased about this kind of thing, it's not really fully your fault, but you must understand that China and India were civilised for far longer than Europe, and each having 1-3x the population at any given point in the past - the bulk of philosophers are from China and India. Then there are some from Europe, the Islamic world, and then smaller ones like Japan and Korea. "



^ Acknowledging that's it's " Not my fault " partly insinuates that it's a problem? Which it is not. Everything in this world is biased, being opened minded doesn't mean your not biased, it just means that your open to different view points

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:15:48


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Eurocentric? well many people here are huge fans of Confucius (or Confucious according to Imperator) apparently.


It's a typo man, but thanks for letting me know about it :)

Unluckily, I see that many here are very Eurocentric, but probably mostly not your fault, but how you were taught. Oh, and of course the Americentricity has American hellraisers on it.


I'm actually not too big a fan of a lot of western philosophers; Cases in point Voltaire, Nietzsche, Kant.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:22:01


Жұқтыру
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Acknowledging that's it's " Not my fault " partly insinuates that it's a problem? Which it is not. Everything in this world is biased, being opened minded doesn't mean your not biased, it just means that your open to different view points


Do you not agree that Eurocentrism is a problem? That 1/10 the world gets 9/10 the heeding here?

If you want to rid yourself of this bias, set yourself reading schedule proportional to their historic relative populations with some room for deviation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_world

+476 was not a particularly important year in the past, just for the Mediterranean world and some of the Middle East. But if you're "open", you'd think that the sack of Roma, the 101 theses, and all scientific findings were done in Europe, and later America (Seaborg), since that's how English reading has traditionally taught things.

Realise bias for what it is - you shouldn't be open to only untruth or clearly misleading truths. You can make anything sound bad or good omitting truths. I have a whole book that I found that was all about making historic evil folk sound good - Hitler, Stalin, Tōjō Hideki, Hong Hsiuchuan. And it doesn't lie once, and it does make me feel sorry, respectful, or reverent of them a bit.

I'm actually not too big a fan of a lot of western philosophers; Cases in point Voltaire, Nietzsche, Kant.


The problem is, though, not sure about you, but for some folk, their only knowledgebase is in Europe.

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:36:54


[WOLF] The Conservative
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Once again, I do not see a problem with reading books from both philosophers from the east and west. I don't judge a philosopher based on the region they come from. I refuse to put Eastern or Western Philosophy on a pedestal. Both make good points and have good ideas. I will not say one group is better then the other because that would be a flat lie
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:43:28


Жұқтыру
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Once again, I do not see a problem with reading books from both philosophers from the east and west.


The problem is, the books from in the east are written in Chinese or an Indian tongue, and are less taken to interest by European-cultureborn academists, or not translated. There's far more to read upon East Philosophy, and if you knew every tongue, then it wouldn't be so bad, then what you're doing's fine.

I refuse to put Eastern or Western Philosophy on a pedestal. Both make good points and have good ideas.


You don't have to (and you shouldn't) - European philosophy is already highlighted for you.

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Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:45:23


[WOLF] The Conservative
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No, you can reject something fed to you through culture. My entire family is evangelical southern Baptist and I'm a Classical Liberal ( American Libertarianism )
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:45:59


[WOLF] The Conservative
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And btw Juq, the same thing can apply to you if you live in Asia.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 21:55:51


Жұқтыру
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No, you can reject something fed to you through culture. My entire family is evangelical southern Baptist and I'm a Classical Liberal ( American Libertarianism )


1. Faith does not intervene in what you believe outside of faith. I don't think Baptist churches have disavowed the Libertarian group.

2. You haven't, as all of who you have put down are European and American - and that the Americans are the only one putting down American ones.

the same thing can apply to you if you live in Asia.


I know who Diderot and Marx, and a fair few European philosophers - but you see, Asia holds in it over half the world's population, and even more historically. An unbiased world past would be Asiacentric, as that's where everything happened.
Your favorite Philosophers: 5/21/2016 22:09:31


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