lets say about reality. As far as one you agree with the most.
None. But then again, I don't know any philosophers. I doubt any would be secular enough to fit my tastes anyways.
If you know any philospher that believes in all of the following ideas...
- No god.
- No free will.
- No soul.
- No afterlife.
- No purpose in life.
Then feel free to tell me...
My favourite philosopher is Homer.
mmmmm .... doughnuts.
Philosophers came to many conclusions...most of which are unknown to us...Is there anyone, philosopher or not, that you come to an agreement with every conclusion they make?which philosophers actually came to a conclusion you agree on?
It's a unfair and purposeless question for several reasons...philosophers did not start churches, they had no dogmatic code, and were the first scientists and the founders of schools ( Academy ).
They were teachers of thought...no one was ever forced to believe in Socrates, or Thales, or Diogenes, or Pythagoras, etc...under threat of damnation or any other forced conscription..
Homer wasn't a philosopher...he was a poet...a storyteller who lived during the era of the Trojan War. We're not even sure he wrote the Odyssey or the lliad.My favourite philosopher is Homer.
Just because someone is not a "philosopher", it does not mean they cannot philosophise, nor does it mean you cannot agree with them.
I was simply correcting you that Homer was not a philosopher.Just because someone is not a "philosopher", it does not mean they cannot philosophise, nor does it mean you cannot agree with them.
Sure, everyone can philosophize...but that doesn't make everyone a philosopher.
All that you shout goes unheard, all that you write gets immortalized.
Here's a thought! If you read my post carefully, you may notice I wasn't referring to Homer the poet...
Arkangel beat me to making the point that the only thing you actually need to be a philosopher is a philosophy. It's not like being a lawyer or a teacher or an accountant, there's no entrance exam.
Alan Watts was certainly influential in my 20s, but the late George Carlin best sums up my attitudes toward life these days.
The Forum Rules
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
[John F. Kennedy]
The principal value of debate lies in the development of logical thought processes, and the ability to articulate your positions publicly.
[Senator Dick Clark of Iowa]
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.
A philosopher is a philosopher as a doctor is a doctor...a philosopher is known the same way a mathematician or any other profession is known...by what that person does for a living...
a doctor who does not work as a doctor but works fixing roofs is a roofer...
it's a dis-service to the very heart of philosophy to say that anyone with an opinion is a philosopher.
That would be like saying I am a doctor every time one of my daughters comes to me to fix a boo-boo ...or if i build a dresser that would make me a carpenter...
I just did my taxes ...I suppose that makes me a tax consultant. :rolleyes:
i should be the most highly paid person on the planet...I am a lawyer, a doctor, a tax-consultant, an accountant, a scientist, a builder, a designer, etc...