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Thread: Who is your favourite Philosopher of all time?

  1. Default Who is your favourite Philosopher of all time?

    The title says it all

    I'm quite sure this is a unique thread, unlike a few others I've made.
    Choose anyone from ancient times to modern days.

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    Personally, I love Aristotle. He was the first Logician and one of the first "scientists". While Aristotelian Logic is primitive by today's standard, we wouldn't have logic, and thus, computers, without him.
    Boolean logic and Turing depend on the accumulated knowledge of Mathematics and Logic.

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    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
    Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    Get the facts first, then you can distort them as you please

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    Seneca the Lesser, and Thomas Hobbes.

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    Immanuel Kant was a real piss ant. Who was very rarely stable.
    Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar. Who could think you under the table.
    David Hume could out-consume. Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel.
    And Wittgenstein was a beery swine. Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
    There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya.'Bout the raising of the wrist,
    Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.
    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
    Plato, they say, could stick it away, Half a crate of whiskey every day.
    Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle, And Hobbes was fond of his dram.
    And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, "I drink, therefore I am."
    Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed,
    A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
    by Monty Python https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9SqQNgDrgg

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