Philosophy Thread

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Rentacop, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    This was originally going to be an Objectivist philosophy thread but I decided it would be more interesting to open it to all philosophy .
    That means we can discuss Confucius, Socrates, Marx even .
    Philosophy is the field that helps explain the world around you, allows you to evaluate ideas, decide on values and, we hope, live intelligently .
    To start things off, here is a great speech made by a fictional character . The 5 minute intro will get everyone up to speed on who Ayn Rand was too .


     
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  2. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I studied the philosophy of George Carlin and Gallagher and have tried to live my life accordingly.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Not to give you a flippant answer, but as I get older I find I concur with much of the philosophy of Lazarus Long. www.angelfire.com/or/sociologyshop/lazlong.html

    If you are not familiar with Lazarus, click on Intermission 1 or 2.
     
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  4. 303tom

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    My philosophy is, if it's got tits or tires it's gonna give ya problems !.............
     
  5. microadventure

    microadventure Well-Known Member

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    Eric Hoffer, AKA the longshoreman philosopher. I rank The True Believer alongside The Prince ( Machiavelli ), The Wealth of Nations ( Adam Smith ) & The Art of War ( Sun Tzu ) as books you must read to function as an informed adult.
     
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  6. RAE Industires

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    I haven't Machiavelli yet Thanks for the insight !
     
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    None of these philosophers had a PhD.
     
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    Hakuna Matata. It's a problem free philosophy.
     
  9. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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  10. microadventure

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    Machiavelli on mercenaries:

     
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  11. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    I especially liked , " What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”--what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts! "
    Thanks for the post !
     
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    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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  13. Rentacop

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    Here's a link to The Art of War :http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html
     
  14. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Philosophy may be fun to bandy among friends, but it's utter bull crap for any useful purpose.
     
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  15. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Like I said, you can’t have an informed discussion of the Constitution, with out understanding the philosophies, and history. Read Descartes, Locke, Bacon, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, and Franklin, (yes Benjamin Franklin). Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Madison, all did.
     
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    Most philosophers had a part of the truth. Only one had it all.

    Jesus of Nazereth.
     
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    Hold on there, I say, hold on there son.....
    I thought that the constitution could be read, literally word for word, and needed no further assistance from philosophers, lawyers, linguists, or keyboard magicians. Which is it?
     
  18. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Now there's a philosophy I can agree with. :)
     
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  19. microadventure

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    some of us strive diligently to convey the most information with the least words
    Those who succeed at conveying the most worthwhile information with the least words are philosophers
    ergo, some of us study philosophy to enhance our ability to convey the most worthwhile information with the least words

    All that you touch
    And all that you see
    Is all that your life
    will ever be.

    Don't it always seem to go
    that you don't know what you got
    'til it's gone

    The memories of a man in his old age
    are the deeds of a man in his prime

    I can't imagine saying more with less

    If you don't get it, do yourself a favor - don't wave your inability like a flag. just slink away.
     
  20. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    How about that.....I'm a philosopher and didn't know it.
     
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