Who was the most intelligent and profound philosopher to have ever lived?

Who was the most intelligent and profound philosopher to have ever lived?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gadamer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp

      Gadamertards some academic name dropped him and some positive prejudice concept he had and it sounded cool. What background do I need to read him? Sole exposure to him was listening to some woman on youtube say he is great and magical in a 40 minute lecture

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hegel, of course.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this unironically

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Julius Evola.

      Whilst I agree in some regard, he could have been more clear in his writing.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Btw quite a bit of accurate chart, other charts are too abnormal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’d put Plato’s late dialogues in the bottom tier

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        such as?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ellul
    Stop posting that seething propagandized machine

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kant

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >intelligent
    Kant
    >Profound
    Diogenes the Cynic
    >intelligent and profound
    Cioran

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >profound
    idealists probably
    >intelligent
    not idealists certainly

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Adorno

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aristotle, clearly

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nietzsche

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to know what the people who make these self-aggrandizing, BUT also self-deprecating teehee cause I'm not THAT big of a narcissist tee hee, charts look like. I can't imagine they're a pretty sight, since by definition they must be American.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good god, rent free

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ??????????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many such cases indeed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was under the impression they don't read any of the books in them, they are content creators who take 'polls' which means that the meme is already self-selected for reproducibility. They get the board to suggest which books are missing and where, then take on their suggestions. Which means that other anons are more likley to repost it.
      This is the instagram/tiktok influencer hell we exist in.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        good read on this lol

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Solomon

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a really shallow image

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read sad book haha hehe

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Me of course

    Actually I would say it depends on branch

    >ethics
    Schopenhauer
    >aesthetics
    Nietzsche
    >epistemology
    Feyarabend, probably or Descartes
    >metaphysics
    Berkeley
    >political
    Hobbes, Rousseau or Schmitt
    >logic
    Boole or De Morgan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      schmitt is a retarded hyperliberal who's useful to read only to understand the fullest extent of the retardation of liberalism

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ... And what is your point? or do you just enjoy posting screenshots?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fact that you know about this page makes you worse than OP. Your "own" was a self-own.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    George Berkeley

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Who was the most intelligent and profound philosopher to have ever lived?
    Probably...

    near modern: Thomas Jefferson

    old world: Emperor Hadrian

    since 'true' philsophy consists of being intelligent and putting the knowledge into practical politics,

    Hadrian gets the laurels as he was easily responsible for the most philosophy entering into civic life when he had idle philosophers ripped out of their bedrooms and put them into government offices to administer the state.

    Jefferson gets the near-modern laurels because he was arguably the largest intellectual mind that went into the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, which was fine before the later edits.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >intelligent
    Kant
    >profound
    Nietzsche

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    >Who was the most intelligent and profound philosopher to have ever lived?
    RENE GUENON (PBUH)

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    >Who was the most intelligent and profound philosopher to have ever lived?
    I don't like to slick my own cock and promote another thread I made only an hour ro so ago, but it got o attention anyway so..

    but I think John Wilmot, in all seriousness, qualifies,

    [deleted post]

    >Your reason hinders, mine helps to enjoy,
    >renewing appetites yours would destroy.
    >My reason is my friend, yours is a cheat;
    >(when) hunger calls out, my reason bids me eat;
    >(whilst) perversely, yours your appetite does mock:
    >this asks for food, that answers, “What’s o’clock?”
    >This plain distinction, sir, your doubt secures:
    >’Tis not "true reason" I despise, but yours.

    as he makes distinctions on these kind of things, which still to this day live rent free in peoples heads without any resolution about.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a self-own.

    I have been owned
    I have been sold,
    I won by ticket to the supper bowl,
    I hold it out and I beseech,
    for heated broth from the Church Spoon that feeds,

    our families sold away our ancestors hard-earned estates
    to finance pleasure cruises gifting only poverty as our shared fates,

    here i sit in the future of presupposed delights;
    in unheated squalor, and nearby knife fights
    o'er paltry packages of sugary bread,
    "we don't need to learn no more," they said
    in twenty twenty two or such
    for the future is secured, and our greatness is much.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lmao I read that bionicle book when I was 6, you might just be retarded if you find that hard

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      …..good bait anon

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the Bible on twice? I am a booklet, so please don’t make fun of me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s to imply the bible is entry and exit level in terms of literature, though it isn’t true

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gödel. Why do you think LULZ doesn't discuss him?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he's boring

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kierkegaard.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >intelligent
    Leibniz.
    >intelligent and profound
    Wittgenstein.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wittgenstein.
      lol

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The kid who, after taking a class with Ludqig Wittgenstein, dropped out of college and gave up on a career in philosophy after recognizing there was nothing of value to be said.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wut? Story?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's pretty much the whole story. Wittgenstein was teaching a course on philosophy and one of his students dropped the course and left college after telling Wittgenstein that he'd realized that philosophy was a pointless waste of time and he had nothing of value to say. I believe Wittgenstein described him as the only intelligent philosophy student he'd ever met.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I believe Wittgenstein described him as the only intelligent philosophy student he'd ever met.
          Kek

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kant, Hegel, and Marx (only one who managed to beat philosophy)—in ascending order of intelligence and profundity—are the ones who really matter. Outside of them, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Derrida probably.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Matthew Harris

    https://files.catbox.moe/cd0tsi.pdf

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don Quixote

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spengler should be up there for being the first to recongnizing the cycle of history and civilization. Other than that hegal.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nagarjuna.

    Cioran is the funniest.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A random Welsh fairytale about a homicidal forest but I forgot the name. Apparently children die in it and then humans.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I

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