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Noumena
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11/18/2013 10:39:14 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
This forum is getting boring. Let's start some discussion by naming off a few of our favs (and hopefully rustling Fool's jimmies somewhere in the process).
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/18/2013 11:58:30 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Thomas Aquinas and Bertrand Russell.
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11/18/2013 12:04:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 11:58:30 AM, zmikecuber wrote:
Thomas Aquinas and Bertrand Russell.

Any particular reason?
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/18/2013 12:06:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 12:04:17 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:58:30 AM, zmikecuber wrote:
Thomas Aquinas and Bertrand Russell.

Any particular reason?

I admire Aquinas' attempts to make natural philosophy into a sort of rigorous science, not to mention he wrote numerous amounts of stuff... I tend to agree with him, but even if I didn't I would be impressed at his attempts.

Whenever I've read Bertrand Russell, I've just liked his tone, and witticism. I don't know, it's always just been enjoyable to me to read him. And he smokes a pipe. That makes him super cool in my book. ;)

What about yourself?
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"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."
Noumena
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11/18/2013 12:31:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 12:06:42 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 11/18/2013 12:04:17 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:58:30 AM, zmikecuber wrote:
Thomas Aquinas and Bertrand Russell.

Any particular reason?

I admire Aquinas' attempts to make natural philosophy into a sort of rigorous science, not to mention he wrote numerous amounts of stuff... I tend to agree with him, but even if I didn't I would be impressed at his attempts.

Have you read Avicenna?

Whenever I've read Bertrand Russell, I've just liked his tone, and witticism. I don't know, it's always just been enjoyable to me to read him. And he smokes a pipe. That makes him super cool in my book. ;)

His pipe is definitely cool....though I wouldn't list him among my current favs. Maybe two years ago but alas.

What about yourself?

Not sure. Currently speaking- Sartre, Judith Butler, Max Horkheimer, and maybe Marx.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/18/2013 12:36:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 12:31:56 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/18/2013 12:06:42 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 11/18/2013 12:04:17 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/18/2013 11:58:30 AM, zmikecuber wrote:
Thomas Aquinas and Bertrand Russell.

Any particular reason?

I admire Aquinas' attempts to make natural philosophy into a sort of rigorous science, not to mention he wrote numerous amounts of stuff... I tend to agree with him, but even if I didn't I would be impressed at his attempts.

Have you read Avicenna?

No... I've wanted to for a long time, but I'm not sure where to find his writings. They weren't online like Aristotle's were or anything. I'm a bit busy though, so I haven't exactly been like our searching for them though...


Whenever I've read Bertrand Russell, I've just liked his tone, and witticism. I don't know, it's always just been enjoyable to me to read him. And he smokes a pipe. That makes him super cool in my book. ;)

His pipe is definitely cool....though I wouldn't list him among my current favs. Maybe two years ago but alas.

Haha. Yes well I have alot of friends/brothers who smoke pipes, so I've gradually began to like them more and more... although I'd much prefer dipping.


What about yourself?

Not sure. Currently speaking- Sartre, Judith Butler, Max Horkheimer, and maybe Marx.

Fascinating. Why Marx?
"Delete your fvcking sig" -1hard

"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."
Noumena
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11/18/2013 2:39:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 12:36:11 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 11/18/2013 12:31:56 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/18/2013 12:06:42 PM, zmikecuber wrote:

Whenever I've read Bertrand Russell, I've just liked his tone, and witticism. I don't know, it's always just been enjoyable to me to read him. And he smokes a pipe. That makes him super cool in my book. ;)

His pipe is definitely cool....though I wouldn't list him among my current favs. Maybe two years ago but alas.

Haha. Yes well I have alot of friends/brothers who smoke pipes, so I've gradually began to like them more and more... although I'd much prefer dipping.

I do love my pipes lol.


What about yourself?

Not sure. Currently speaking- Sartre, Judith Butler, Max Horkheimer, and maybe Marx.

Fascinating. Why Marx?

A few (probably usual) reasons. Though my admiration for him is not without an eye for revision. That's what sets him apart from the others on my list I suppose. I'm not sure if I'd read him in the same way if not for Sartre actually. Marx is one of those thinkers who sets off a plethora of differing and (often times) mutually incompatible readings and interpretations (see humanism vs. structuralism- of which I think Sartre is the only one who I've seen put out a valid synthesis).
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
Noumena
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11/18/2013 3:06:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 12:37:07 PM, YYW wrote:
I once heard of this one guy, who said some neat stuff. So, whoever that dude was... him.

I say neat stuff so I take this non-directed joke as a compliment.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/18/2013 3:07:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 3:06:35 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/18/2013 12:37:07 PM, YYW wrote:
I once heard of this one guy, who said some neat stuff. So, whoever that dude was... him.

I say neat stuff so I take this non-directed joke as a compliment.

Cheers :)
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Noumena
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11/18/2013 7:53:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 3:16:14 PM, Matt_L wrote:
Socrates is my favorite.

Meh
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
Noumena
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11/18/2013 8:30:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 8:00:45 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
Nietsche.

*tips fedora*

Tell me more.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/18/2013 9:35:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 8:00:45 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
Nietsche.

*tips fedora*

Nietzsche is kind of like the angry cat of philosophy. Kant is kind of like grumpy cat. Rousseau is more of a LOLcat.
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Eitan_Zohar
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11/18/2013 10:29:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I haven't really ready enough to have a favorite. I'm not even sure that it's wiser than simply having the concepts explained by contemporary literature.
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Eitan_Zohar
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11/18/2013 10:30:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 10:29:57 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
I haven't really read enough to have a favorite. I'm not even sure that it's wiser than simply having the concepts explained by contemporary literature.

typo fix
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GeoLaureate8
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11/19/2013 12:57:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
J. Krishnamurti
Martin Heidegger
Lao Tzu
David Hume
Siddhartha Buddha
Ayn Rand
Alan Watts
John Locke
Thomas Jefferson
Murray Rothbard
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Sidewalker
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11/19/2013 5:10:56 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 12:37:07 PM, YYW wrote:
I once heard of this one guy, who said some neat stuff. So, whoever that dude was... him.

That was Sidewalker....and thanks.
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11/19/2013 5:17:02 AM
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At 11/18/2013 10:39:14 AM, Noumena wrote:
This forum is getting boring. Let's start some discussion by naming off a few of our favs (and hopefully rustling Fool's jimmies somewhere in the process).

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Philosopher, Jesuit Priest, Paleontologist, and Mystic, all in one brilliant package, except for the French thing, how can you not love that?
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
YYW
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11/19/2013 1:42:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 12:57:37 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
J. Krishnamurti
Martin Heidegger

Would go over your head.

Lao Tzu

See "Heidegger."

David Hume

See "Tzu."

Siddhartha Buddha
Ayn Rand

Not a philosopher.

Alan Watts

See "Rand."

John Locke

See "Buddah."

Thomas Jefferson

See "Watts."

Murray Rothbard

See "Jefferson."
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Noumena
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11/19/2013 1:58:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 1:42:13 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/19/2013 12:57:37 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
J. Krishnamurti
Martin Heidegger

Would go over your head.

Lao Tzu

See "Heidegger."

David Hume

See "Tzu."

Hume is relatively simple though.

Siddhartha Buddha
Ayn Rand

Not a philosopher.

Alan Watts

See "Rand."

John Locke

See "Buddah."

Thomas Jefferson

See "Watts."

Murray Rothbard

See "Jefferson."
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/19/2013 3:58:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 1:42:13 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/19/2013 12:57:37 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
J. Krishnamurti
Martin Heidegger

Would go over your head.

Nothing is more idiotic than to declare with certainty, knowledge about what another mind knows when the mind in question knows verifiably that your declarations are utterly false and unfounded.

Lao Tzu

See "Heidegger."

Lao Tzu is intentionally, but profoundly simple.

David Hume

See "Tzu."

Siddhartha Buddha
Ayn Rand

Not a philosopher.

Then you assume the wrong definition of philosophy.

Alan Watts

See "Rand."

Absurd statement.

John Locke

See "Buddah."

Thomas Jefferson

See "Watts."

Murray Rothbard

See "Jefferson."

Highly absurd. Philosophy is the love of knowledge and involves inquiry about the world, recording your findings and presenting ideas; philosophers are those who are either widely known for their works in philosophy or those who dedicated a significant amount of their life to philosophy.
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11/19/2013 4:30:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/18/2013 9:35:20 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 8:00:45 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
Nietsche.

*tips fedora*

Nietzsche is kind of like the angry cat of philosophy. Kant is kind of like grumpy cat. Rousseau is more of a LOLcat.

Schopenhauer is the angry cat. Nietzsche is more like a cat who never seems to get bothered or upset by anything, who just kind of walks or lazes around, but then claws your face off after you do something seemingly mundane.
Noumena
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11/19/2013 8:40:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 4:30:31 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 11/18/2013 9:35:20 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 8:00:45 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
Nietsche.

*tips fedora*

Nietzsche is kind of like the angry cat of philosophy. Kant is kind of like grumpy cat. Rousseau is more of a LOLcat.

Schopenhauer is the angry cat. Nietzsche is more like a cat who never seems to get bothered or upset by anything, who just kind of walks or lazes around, but then claws your face off after you do something seemingly mundane.

I always thought of Schopenheaur as a grumpy cat to be quite honest. Marx was more the angry cat.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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11/19/2013 9:24:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 4:30:31 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 11/18/2013 9:35:20 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 8:00:45 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
Nietsche.

*tips fedora*

Nietzsche is kind of like the angry cat of philosophy. Kant is kind of like grumpy cat. Rousseau is more of a LOLcat.

Schopenhauer is the angry cat.

Ehh...

Nietzsche is more like a cat who never seems to get bothered or upset by anything, who just kind of walks or lazes around, but then claws your face off after you do something seemingly mundane.

So, Nietzsche is the schizoid cat?

lol
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YYW
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11/19/2013 9:25:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/19/2013 8:40:41 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 11/19/2013 4:30:31 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 11/18/2013 9:35:20 PM, YYW wrote:
At 11/18/2013 8:00:45 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
Nietsche.

*tips fedora*

Nietzsche is kind of like the angry cat of philosophy. Kant is kind of like grumpy cat. Rousseau is more of a LOLcat.

Schopenhauer is the angry cat. Nietzsche is more like a cat who never seems to get bothered or upset by anything, who just kind of walks or lazes around, but then claws your face off after you do something seemingly mundane.

I always thought of Schopenheaur as a grumpy cat to be quite honest. Marx was more the angry cat.

Marx is something of an enigma.... Marx is more like the cat who brings you a dead bird, who then goes back to resume hunting.
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11/19/2013 10:11:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
All right someone give me something fancy to read. No really big words like "propaedeutic" though.