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Favorite Philosophers?

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- Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:52:39 EST KGYHppHw No.209613
File: 1551469959744.jpg -(288762B / 281.99KB, 1600x1067) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Favorite Philosophers?
Tough question i suppose.

Don't have a favorite myself, but i really like Max Cafard and his expansion of the Situationist's concept of psychological exploration called a Derive, into Surregional Exploration. His other essays skirting many philosophers and critiquing them was a nice introduction to all of these concepts I was ignorant of at the time.

Anyways, what's your favorite philosophy or philosopher?
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William Wennernot - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:25:59 EST nhtcgMTU No.209648 Reply
>>209613

Voltaire. He talked shit about religion and got away with it all his life in a time when that was a death sentence. And when he was on his deathbed a priest was begging him to renounce Satan and seek forgiveness. Voltaire thought about it, but instead said "Now is no time to be making enemies".

Now I'm not religious at all, but that takes balls to say when you're one day from dying.

"God is a comedian playing an act to an audience too afraid to laugh."

-Voltaire
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Esther Wishdale - Sun, 21 Apr 2019 03:17:13 EST c3fMPfFf No.209650 Reply
I greatly enjoy the consistency and naked honesty of Max Stirner's work. He's pretty remarkable in touching on the critiques of Post-Sructuralism and 20th century Existentialism well before the fact of either.
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Oliver Claystock - Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:39:05 EST /qFLLikN No.209651 Reply
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>>209613
This might be a cliche but whatever.
>pic related
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Phyllis Gellernet - Sun, 12 May 2019 22:00:00 EST ONR1y8hR No.209669 Reply
Easily Marx. Actually reading Capital was a major paradigm shift for me, as someone who did most of my undergrad before that in philosophy
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Phineas Fettingshaw - Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:33:25 EST hu9lc8QE No.209697 Reply
>>209613

I like Leo Strauss. Just because he makes a lot of old boring stuff way more interesting.
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Reuben Cattingkitch - Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:51:51 EST Pr3KJWoH No.209699 Reply
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lol the livestream of his "debate" with lobster man was so fucking funny, especially the nonstop whirlwind of comments lol
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James Blackshit - Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:14:26 EST TzMd8Q3G No.209701 Reply
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On a scale of zero to John Bolton, how badly do you want to go to war with Iran?
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Graham Gevingsat - Sun, 07 Jul 2019 09:56:33 EST NrnzfFOx No.209716 Reply
nietzsche is the only real answer here
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Barnaby Blunnershaw - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 21:54:15 EST DK1GZlb6 No.209717 Reply
Camus all the way bitch.
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Archie Gockleford - Sat, 03 Aug 2019 06:43:52 EST 5y5Cpc7D No.209732 Reply
>>209613
Ken Wilbur, among others. He's not a great philosopher, but his concepts gave me somewhere to go from bleak existentialism. I felt like I knew a little more about the shape of the world; it gave me some meaning to work with.
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Barnaby Wiblingfark - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:16:35 EST hcOExBer No.209803 Reply
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Considering all the answers here, how does anyone distinguish between these philosophers. Like some metric to meaningfully compare and contrast by?

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