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1/1/2011 8:33:54 PM
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At 1/1/2011 8:16:51 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 1/1/2011 8:02:18 PM, minervx wrote:
mine: david hume

Overrated.

Yeah.
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1/1/2011 9:36:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Mansa Musa
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: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
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: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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1/1/2011 10:04:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Should we subsidize education?
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http://mises.org...

http://lewrockwell.com...

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: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
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1/1/2011 10:14:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Besides myself, a few others in no specific order:

Robert Anton Wilson

Albert Camus

Friedrich Nietzsche

David Hume

André Breton

Epicurus
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1/1/2011 11:39:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Zhuangzi, Nietzsche, Dewey, Hume
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/2/2011 10:08:42 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
My Grandad. He used to say things like:
"When thou's got summit to say, say it then shut up!"
"If there's loads o' fancy words and numbers, don't trust it!"
"If it's not in you, it's a waste a time digging for it elsewhere!"
"The mind is like a pool, the clearer it is the more you will see!"
"If you press most of the words down with a ton weight, you will end up with a question mark!"
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1/2/2011 10:19:18 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 5:15:13 AM, annhasle wrote:
Murray Rothbard.

And here the insults come... :P

not austrian!

Mine is Colin Mochrie
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1/2/2011 10:36:01 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 10:08:42 AM, Ogan wrote:
My Grandad. He used to say things like:
"When thou's got summit to say, say it then shut up!"
nope

"If there's loads o' fancy words and numbers, don't trust it!"
well... you've got to understand it first..

"If it's not in you, it's a waste a time digging for it elsewhere!"
Agreed!

"The mind is like a pool, the clearer it is the more you will see!"
Agreed!

"If you press most of the words down with a ton weight, you will end up with a question mark!"
Agreed!
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/2/2011 10:37:29 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 10:08:42 AM, Ogan wrote:
My Grandad. He used to say things like:
"When thou's got summit to say, say it then shut up!"
"If there's loads o' fancy words and numbers, don't trust it!"
"If it's not in you, it's a waste a time digging for it elsewhere!"
"The mind is like a pool, the clearer it is the more you will see!"
"If you press most of the words down with a ton weight, you will end up with a question mark!"

I take it he was from the south
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1/2/2011 10:41:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 10:36:01 AM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/2/2011 10:08:42 AM, Ogan wrote:
My Grandad. He used to say things like:
"When thou's got summit to say, say it then shut up!"
nope

though, I'm starting to warm up to this one...

Certainly after you've said it how you see it... and the other guy understands your position... (he either agrees with ya now.. or Doesn't)

and there's no more reason to talk it out...

now's the time for implementation.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/2/2011 12:16:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/1/2011 10:03:44 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Myself.

+ 1
"When he awoke in a tomb three days later he would actually have believed that he rose from the dead" FREEDO about the resurrection of Jesus Christ
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1/2/2011 2:41:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 10:36:01 AM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/2/2011 10:08:42 AM, Ogan wrote:
My Grandad. He used to say things like:
"When thou's got summit to say, say it then shut up!"
nope

There's a shocker.
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1/2/2011 3:07:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
John Locke is sticking out. Not sure if he's my favorite, per se, but he's up there.

Most overrated:

1. Frederick Nietzsche
2. David Hume
"Have you ever considered suicide? If not, please do." -- Mouthwash (to Inferno)
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1/2/2011 5:10:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 10:37:29 AM, wamba wrote:
At 1/2/2011 10:08:42 AM, Ogan wrote:
My Grandad. He used to say things like:
"When thou's got summit to say, say it then shut up!"
"If there's loads o' fancy words and numbers, don't trust it!"
"If it's not in you, it's a waste a time digging for it elsewhere!"
"The mind is like a pool, the clearer it is the more you will see!"
"If you press most of the words down with a ton weight, you will end up with a question mark!"

I take it he was from the south

No... He was from Northern England and he said it like it is. When I was young I tried to play jokes on him and stuff, but he always knew what I was up to and would always catch me out , always in a quite humorous fashion - and we would both end up laughing our socks off.
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1/2/2011 5:35:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 3:07:25 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Most overrated:

1. Frederick Nietzsche
2. David Hume

Most Overrated:
Plato/Socrates, Descartes, Kant

Most Underated:
Hume, Dewey

Most Awesome:
Zhuangzi, Nietzsche (though I disagree with his goal of 'the overman'... and his contempt for empathy)
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/2/2011 6:05:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Most Underated:
Hume, Dewey:

How can Hume be underrated when everyone cups his balls while giving him head?

Most Awesome:
Zhuangzi, Nietzsche (though I disagree with his goal of 'the overman'... and his contempt for empathy):

The Parable of a Madman.... How prophetic. The man who declared, "God is Dead," spent the remainder of his life in a mental institution reciting scripture.
"Have you ever considered suicide? If not, please do." -- Mouthwash (to Inferno)
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1/2/2011 6:10:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 6:05:24 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Most Underated:
Hume, Dewey:

How can Hume be underrated when everyone cups his balls while giving him head?

most people (like Kantians) don't understand that His conception of things covers it all.. (though he doesn't explain it far enough... which is what Dewey does)

Most Awesome:
Zhuangzi, Nietzsche (though I disagree with his goal of 'the overman'... and his contempt for empathy):

The Parable of a Madman.... How prophetic. The man who declared, "God is Dead," spent the remainder of his life in a mental institution reciting scripture.

he was raised on scripture... and was mentally ill seemingly due to disease.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/2/2011 7:35:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
he was raised on scripture... and was mentally ill seemingly due to disease.:

Nietzsche was a talented writer, but a very poor philosopher in my estimation. He was inconsistent with his own philosophies. He held an extreme nihilistic view, yet wept when a horse was being whipped and threw his body over the horse to protect it. If Nietzsche was every bit the nihilist as ardently wrote about, his actions certainly don't follow suit.

Nietzsche despised the notion of morality, and thought of himself not as an amorlist (which at least would be logically consistent), but as an "immoralist. That he was so stridently against the concept of morality, yet cried when horses were beat, is just evidence that he, nor anyone, can live outside of some moral precept. He viewed meekness as weakness. In essence, he was the embodiment of a "rationalist," and yet could not rationalize his own emotions. He attacked God and religion constantly, which is the surest sign that he's full of sh*t. Anyone so preoccupied with God's NON-EXISTENCE must in some sense secretly wrestle with the notion of God's existence. And given his innumerable writings on the subject, I call his bluff.

Now, one could argue that he only did those things in light of his illness. But the fact that he behaved that way at all, regardless of his ultimate mental health, severely undermines the nihilistic position. It really only serves to prove that he was a conflicted and tormented man who could not live consistently with his own philosophies.

That makes him and his philosophies abject failures, and therefore he is in my estimation, absurdly overrated as an philosopher.
"Have you ever considered suicide? If not, please do." -- Mouthwash (to Inferno)
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1/2/2011 8:13:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 6:10:07 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/2/2011 6:05:24 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Most Underated:
Hume, Dewey:

How can Hume be underrated when everyone cups his balls while giving him head?

most people (like Kantians) don't understand that His conception of things covers it all.. (though he doesn't explain it far enough... which is what Dewey does)

Actually, I understand Hume quite well. His worldview is incredibly naive and simplistic. And how the hell is Kant overrated?
popculturepooka
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1/2/2011 8:25:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/2/2011 6:10:07 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/2/2011 6:05:24 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Most Underated:
Hume, Dewey:

How can Hume be underrated when everyone cups his balls while giving him head?

most people (like Kantians) don't understand that His conception of things covers it all.. (though he doesn't explain it far enough... which is what Dewey does)


LOLwut. How did his conception of things cover everything?
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1/2/2011 8:27:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Max Stirner
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran