who is you favourite philosopher?

@gabrifvg (167)
Italy
June 12, 2008 2:09am CST
or better, who do you think ahd the most powerful effect on the way the world looks at things? or who had the strongest effect on you?
2 responses
17 Jun 08
My favourite philosopher, and the individual that had the strongest effect on me, is Ayn Rand. Until I came across her book "The Fountainhead," I was not interested in philosophy at all, and had vague or no opinions on anything. I researched her philosophy in depth, and started to disagree with parts of it after two years of discovering what other ideas were out there. I still appreciate her philosophy of Objectivism the most, and probably always will- since if I had not discovered it, I would be a much different person today. I loved the ideas of individuals being powerful/ responsible, and happiness being the purpose of one's life. I also enjoyed the economic ideas of a free market. In a fundamental way, discovering her philosophy introduced me to thinking for myself and learning how to think logically.
@gabrifvg (167)
• Italy
17 Jun 08
it's nice to hear that some people still find authors and books that modify the way they see things... that's how things should be...
@urbandekay (18312)
12 Jul 08
I don't think Ayn Rand really cuts it as a philosopher but if she has stimulated your interest I hope it will lead you to read some of the better philosophers, Aristotle is the best place to start all the best urban
@urbandekay (18312)
12 Jul 08
Aristotle, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein all the best urban