My favorite philosopher would be John Locke. This man was one of the influencers of our society. He supported liberty of the individual. He also supported our natural endowed rights, which are life, liberty, and property. He believed the individual was smart and capable enough to act in freewill respectively. He also influenced our founding fathers and framers of our constitution tremendously. He was a man to be admired, for without him we would be in a much, much darker age; an age where we don’t have democratic republics, and where we don’t have agency to act for ourselves. He was, in many senses, the father of liberty.
I haven’t read about philosophers at length. I feel uncultured in that regard.
Thales and Socrates.
I’d like to know @Om_Sadasiva 's favourite.
My favorite philosopher is Socrates.
He answered questions with questions, and I do believe that if I want a better answer I need to ask a better question.
That said, I don’t know much about Socrates and philosophy.
I like Aristotle, because he discovered Aristotelian logic, my favorite philosophy!
Honestly, I don’t know many philosophers, but rather I know more philosophical ideologies.
Cool, I’ll have to look into that philosophy. What’s the basic premise?
It’s a lot of math. And/or statements, if/then statements, etc. it’s the foundation for all modern electronics.
I know of philosophical ideologies too, like Ayn Rand and Karl Marx, but I’ve never just sat down and read through a philosopher’s works. I just don’t have time to do that!
I wish I had done that when I was young, instead of playing video games.
I mainly listen to podcasts.
Thales was also a mathematician. Aristotle was more heavily involved in it though.
Hey, it’s never too late. I got into philosophy about 2 years after my DX’d.
I like Nietzsche and kierkegaard
Philosophy majors are in high demand because they are excellent communicators.
Let’s look at reasoning. There are two main types: deductive and inductive. Deductive begins with a premise that is known or thought to be true, followed by a minor premise and conclusion.
Here’s an example of deductive reasoning:
All men die
I am a man
I will die
Inductive reasoning starts with a specific conclusion, then extrapolates a premise based on the conclusion.
Here’s an example of inductive reasoning:
Michael just moved here from Chicago
Michael has red hair
All people in Chicago must have red hair.
All the children at the daycare center drink milk
All children must like to drink milk
Anna Nicole Smith. Her reality show influenced my whole life.
What happened to her leading up to her death? Was her husband mentally torturing her?
I’ve read very little philosophy, but I will name my favorites based on the little I know. I like Nietzsche’s aphorisms, but I don’t like his conception of the “overman”. I hear his arguments leave room for interpretation, so maybe I can make peace with him. I think Dostoyevsky’s treatment of Nietzsche’s notion of the man who is above public morals is right on. I have read a pretty fair amount of Dostoyevsky. In Anna Karenina there is a quote I like: “We mustn’t forget that the subjection of women is so great and so old that we often refuse to comprehend the abyss that separates them from us.” That was before the women’s liberation movement. From what I know about Epicurus I like him. He believed that the pursuit of pleasure was the purpose of life, but I think he meant the simple pleasures, like friendship, nourishing food, and good music. The Romans probably distorted the philosophy of Epicurus for the sake of their own hedonism. There are a number of philosophical quotes and aphorisms that I like. I’ve written a number of them down, but I’ll stop here.
All I know was that she was taking a lot of pills. Anybody who watched her show would think she was on drugs the way she talked and acted but no one admitted it. Her behavior was always explained away with excuses like “she was tired” or “her weight slowed her down” etc. I believe her lawyer was supplying her with drugs which ultimately caused her death. Before she died she got married to some 80 year old multi-millionaire. She was in her twenties or thirties and the guy died soon and a huge legal battle ensued over who should get his fortune. I can’t remember everything but I never heard anybody say he mentally tortured her.
I saw this years ago and assumed he did. I think this was close to her death.
Now that’s what I call scary and creepy.