Dou you have interest in philisophy?

@Astarte (812)
Italy
December 20, 2006 7:11am CST
What's your favorite philosopher?
10 responses
@bsabers (668)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I personally find philosophy to be a bunch of BS. It seems to me that these guys back in the day had nothing better to do and decided to write books to make them sound really smart. I just don't feel I need these so called philosphers to help me decide what to do in certain situations and all that stuff.
21 Dec 06
Lucky you knowing everything already. I'm still learning myself.
@chetu4u (378)
• India
21 Dec 06
same here....
@Astarte (812)
• Italy
21 Dec 06
Nothing better to do? I think you don't know much about ancient philosphers because many of them were killed beacause their ideas. Many of them were not only philosophers but, look at Marcus Aurelius. He was an Emperor!! Maybe there are many untrue philosophers but we must to distinguish.. I don't spit on ancient wisdom.
@manu224 (1143)
• Italy
21 Dec 06
Yes I do,I admire many philosophers, but a phrase I've always in mind "who drinks alone water it has a secret to hide" by Charles Baudelaire "chi beve solo acqua ha un segreto da nascondere"
@Astarte (812)
• Italy
21 Dec 06
I think Baudealaire was a wise man :P
@manu224 (1143)
• Italy
21 Dec 06
Yes I think too
@Tisifone (639)
• Italy
20 Dec 06
not at all. I prefer more "concrete" things.
@Astarte (812)
• Italy
20 Dec 06
But.. Philosophy is a way to advance, build, develop concrete thing ;-)
@chetu4u (378)
• India
21 Dec 06
I agree....
21 Dec 06
Plato is my favourite which I suppose means I definitely prefer abstract things! I love the idea of everything having an Ideal form and the Symposium on love is wonderful. I also really like the shadows in a cave analogy of life. Thinkers such as Gurdjieff and Jung who have built on these ideas are really stimulating. I'm not sure whether he qualifies as a philosopher as such but Colin Wilson's New Existentialism is really inspiring too. All of these authors ideas I find really life enhancing and that has got to be the sign of a good philosopher. More recent philosophers that I have enjoyed just for making me think have been Peter Vardy (really a theologian I think but it is basically philosophy of religion) and Jonathan Glover.
@Astarte (812)
• Italy
21 Dec 06
Thanx for you reply ;-) Plato was a great man and philosopher!
• South Africa
20 Dec 06
I love discussing and thinking about philosophy, although I have had very little training in it... My favourite philosophers would have to be Buddha, Nietzche and Robert Anton Wilson... and of course, me.
@Astarte (812)
• Italy
20 Dec 06
I like Nietzsche too :) But my favourite philosopher was a great man, a great thinker, a great roman... his name is Marcus Aurelius. I agree with all his philosophy. His wisdom was so deep and I think that in ancient time there was more wisdom then now.
@urbandekay (18308)
11 Jul 07
More than just an interest, for me philosophy is a passion. There are, I think, a few philosophers that really stand out, these are my favourites. Aristotle, greatest of the ancients Nietzsche Thoreau Wittgenstein All the best urban
• India
9 Jul 07
I am interested. Sometimes, my friends say to me that i am talking like a philosopher. And sometime i feel like a philosopher.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I've always enjoy Peter vanInwagen, John Polkinghorne, and as far as rationalists go, Rene Descartes. Oh, and I can't forget about the ancients: Aristotle and Plato, especially.
@TopgunUK (100)
21 Dec 06
My favourite one is Bertrand Russell and Kautilya.
• India
21 Dec 06
i dont have interest in philosophy