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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:45 AM

Who is your favoutive Philosopher ?

My heart picks Nietzsche, my brain picks Marx.

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Reply Who is your favoutive Philosopher ? (Original post)
TristanIsolde Jun 2020 OP
onetexan Jun 2020 #1
GoneOffShore Jun 2020 #2
Archetypist Jun 2020 #3
c-rational Jun 2020 #19
Archetypist Jun 2020 #20
empedocles Jun 2020 #4
sab390 Jun 2020 #5
BeyondGeography Jun 2020 #6
ret5hd Jun 2020 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2020 #8
no_hypocrisy Jun 2020 #9
wendyb-NC Jun 2020 #10
soothsayer Jun 2020 #11
TristanIsolde Jun 2020 #12
sab390 Jun 2020 #14
soothsayer Jun 2020 #16
Walleye Jun 2020 #13
Chainfire Jun 2020 #15
quaint Jun 2020 #17
Hestia Jun 2020 #18
kairos12 Oct 18 #21

Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:48 AM

1. Socrates & Locke

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:49 AM

2. I'll go with Didactylos.

His theory on Life: "Things just happen, what the hell."

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:50 AM

3. Lao Tzu

with Epictetus a close second

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Response to Archetypist (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:28 AM

19. +1 My choices also.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:27 AM

20. Nice to hear!

There are things I can't understand or even begin to understand, and that's OK. Then there are things I can't control, and that's OK too.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:00 AM

4. Empedocles - 'Love & Strife'

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:37 AM

5. Lord Bishop George Barkley

The Analyst is my favorite book.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:49 AM

6. Schopenhauer

Because music really is at the center of a sane life.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:02 AM

7. Sartre

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:03 AM

8. Mine is Epictetus. Not sure of the spelling.

He was a Stoic. Their basic message: There are things you have control over, and things you don't. Don't worry about the stuff you can't control.

I have tried to live my life this way; it saves a lot of grief.



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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:04 AM

9. Felix Adler

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Adler_(professor)

While in Germany, he was strongly influenced by neo-Kantianism, especially the notions that one cannot prove or disprove the existence of a deity or immortality, and that morality can be established independently of theology.

-snip-

Adler introduced his concept of Judaism as a universal religion of morality for all of humankind. The sermon was his first and last at Temple Emanu-El.

-snip-

On May 15, 1876 he reiterated the need for a religion, without the trappings of ritual or creed, that united all of humankind in moral social action.[7] To do away with theology and to unite theists, atheists, agnostics and deists, all in the same religious cause, was a revolutionary idea at the time.

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Adler talked about "deed, not creed"; his belief was that good works were the basis of ethical culture.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:23 AM

10. Not in chronological order ...

Socrates, Lao Tzu, Marx, Hegel, Spinoza, Locke, Paine, Simone De Beauvoir, Jean Paul Sartre, Gabriel Marcel, Albert Camus.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:41 AM

11. Hegel gets a bad rap

But his dialectic is excellent, as is the idea that you can see manís consciousness unfolding by looking at religion through the ages.

Also, Nicholas de Cusa for his concept that if you could learn the ďrealĒ name of one thing in creation, you could understand the mind of God.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:43 AM

12. Hegel is papa bear

Marx criticized his idealism but was still very much influenced by him.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:06 AM

14. Hegel has a neat footnote

When he is talking about the superiority of the German system he has a footnote that says "I'm interested to see the outcome of the experiment in the colonies" meaning the US.

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Response to sab390 (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:38 AM

16. That's cool

Right now, itís not going so well, but the experiment isnít over.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:19 AM

13. Yogi Berra

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:20 AM

15. It is a tie for me between

George Carlin and Gallagher.

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:16 AM

17. Zippy the Pinhead

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 10:09 AM

18. Parmenides - laid foundation for the Corpus Hermeticum

There is only one Being/Truth and we act upon what we perceive to be true independent of the actual Truth.

Advocated the concept of All is One.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/parmenides/#OveParPoe

Great book about Parmenides - In the Dark Places of Wisdom, which also discusses the Underground Healing Caves of Apollo

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Response to TristanIsolde (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:40 PM

21. I have 3.

For daily living, Marcus Aurelius.

For daily meditation, Albert Camus.

For daily coping, Groucho Marx.

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