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OfflineFRACTALife
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Favorite philosopher?
    #479714 - 09/19/10 09:53 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

:whatdoyouthink:
Provide quotes and reason why they are your favorite.
Maybe a picture also.


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: FRACTALife]
    #479752 - 09/19/10 10:44 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Jean-Paul Sartre the French existentialist. I've only read two of his books so far and a selection of essays but I really enjoy his work. Nausea is probably one of my favorite books and The Age of Reason was fantastic as well. He won the noble peace prize for literature only to refuse to accept it. I seem to recall something about him eating mescaline and freaking out about lobsters as well. 
"Hell is other people."


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: Cannabliss]
    #479777 - 09/19/10 11:06 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Hard to choose.  I like Bertrand Russell though.

Here's some of my favorite quotes by him.

Quote:

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.




Quote:

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.




Quote:

Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.




Quote:

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.




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kickin-two-hundo said:
you know what i did in english class? I came to class stoned out of my mind every day, i chugged vodka in the back of class, i put dead fish in the ceiling tiles. i put a gallon of old milk and orange juice in the file cabinet before winter vacation. i brought snakes in a tied up sweater and let them loose during class. i didnt go to school to learn, i went because i had to. i didnt care, and i didn't fucking listen to that stupid bitch. and i still don't fucking care. i tore the pages out of her books and burned them, and threw away all the books in the class, two books per day.  :twobooks:


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: Cannabliss]
    #479778 - 09/19/10 11:06 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Heraclitus

the "Weeping Philosopher" I first heard about him in a Terrence McKenna lecture.
He's pretty obscure and hard to understand but he just seems to fit my personality


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: Cannabliss]
    #479788 - 09/19/10 11:14 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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Cannabliss said:
He won the noble peace prize for literature only to refuse to accept it.





Isn't it the noble prize for peace, the noble prize for literature being completely different?


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: maryanne3087]
    #479790 - 09/19/10 11:15 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

maryanne3087 said:
Quote:

Cannabliss said:
He won the noble peace prize for literature only to refuse to accept it.





Isn't it the noble prize for peace, the noble prize for literature being completely different?




this.


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kickin-two-hundo said:
you know what i did in english class? I came to class stoned out of my mind every day, i chugged vodka in the back of class, i put dead fish in the ceiling tiles. i put a gallon of old milk and orange juice in the file cabinet before winter vacation. i brought snakes in a tied up sweater and let them loose during class. i didnt go to school to learn, i went because i had to. i didnt care, and i didn't fucking listen to that stupid bitch. and i still don't fucking care. i tore the pages out of her books and burned them, and threw away all the books in the class, two books per day.  :twobooks:


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: Cannabliss]
    #479842 - 09/20/10 12:31 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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Cannabliss said:
Jean-Paul Sartre the French existentialist. I've only read two of his books so far and a selection of essays but I really enjoy his work. Nausea is probably one of my favorite books and The Age of Reason was fantastic as well. He won the noble peace prize for literature only to refuse to accept it. I seem to recall something about him eating mescaline and freaking out about lobsters as well. 
"Hell is other people."



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6926971.ece


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: Cannabliss]
    #479859 - 09/20/10 01:21 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: FRACTALife]
    #479910 - 09/20/10 12:31 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)



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Of course it's happening inside your head.
Why should that mean it isn't real?


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: RasJeph]
    #480030 - 09/20/10 07:11 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

It is the monstrous, yet seemingly unanswerable claim of totalitarian rule that, far from being "lawless", it goes to the sources of authority from which positive laws received their ultimate legitimization, that far from being arbitrary it is more obedient the these supra-human forces than any government ever was before, and that far from wielding it's power in the interests of one man, it is quite prepared to sacrifice everybody's vital immediate interests to the execution of what it assumes to be the law of history or the ;aw of nature. It's defiance of positive laws claims to be a higher form of legitimacy which, since it is inspired by the sources themselves, can do away with petty legality.  Totalitarian lawfulness pretends  to have found a way to establish the rule of justice on earth-something which the legality of positive law admittedly could never attain.    The discrepancy between legality and justice could never be bridged  because the standards of right and wrong into which positive law translates it's own source of authority-"natural law" governing the whole universe, or divine law revealed in human history, or custom and traditions expressing the law common to the sentiments of all men-are necessarily general and must be valid for a countless and unpredictable number of cases, so that each concrete individual case with it's unrepeatable set of circumstances somehow escapes us

  Totalitarian lawfulness, defying legality and pretending to establish the direct reign of justice on earth, executes the law of history or of nature without translating it into standards of right and wrong for individual behavior.  It applies the law directly to mankind without bothering with the behavior of men.  The laws of nature or the laws of history, if properly executed, is expected to produce mankind as it's end product; and this expectation lies behind the claim to global rule of all totalitarian governments.  Totalitarian policy claims to transform the human species into an active unfailing carrier of a law to which human beings otherwise would only passively and reluctantly be subjugated.

Hannah Arendt; the origins of totalitarianism


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Re: Favorite philosopher? [Re: kyuzo]
    #480034 - 09/20/10 07:33 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

'There is a realm of psychic peace in the human brain, that once violated, is lost forever.'

HST


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