Top Ten Favorite Philosophers of All Time
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Nietzsche's relativistic philosophy of "perspectivism" is another manifestation of collectivism; another Utopian fantasy of man's ability to perfect man. It has its ostensible diametric opposition in Ayn Rand's "objectivism," which, as with all ideologies that deny any authority above man, is deeply flawed and hardly "objective." Nietzsche and Rand each is minefield set in a morass.
His "philosophical critics" about ethics and society are most of the time very well analyzed and written but his "eternal return" of life whenever a human dies is not (but it is theory and it has an originality) very deep in exact facts in my opinion.
Nietzsche literature bucks top of the leader-board. Sublime.
Fancy words to say that we are limited in our knowledge to seek an absolute truth (and that it is futile to even trying) and that we have therefore to try to accept our existence in the here and now. It's more a way of life than a philosophy. I think that he's too overrated and sometimes he is even boring.
After analyzed every radical doubt he came to the conclusion that one thing is sure; that he exist. His saying "I think therefore I am" was true, even when he was dreaming or when his senses played tricks with his mind. It was even necessarily true because it's impossible to deny it without being in contradiction with yourself. If you're saying that you have doubts about your existence, it proves in fact that you exist, otherwise you wouldn't have a doubt to begin with. You also can't ignore the existence of your thinking because it is with your ability to think that you are able to have doubts or to understand when your dreaming or not, when your mind is playing tricks or not (third parties who agree on reality). Therefore, thinking and I (my existence) are the same. A proven self identity that has a body with a conscience. Comments who are saying that "I am, therefore I think" are not always necessarily true are misled by concepts like intelligence that has nothing to do with the ...more
It's a pitiful shame that "I think, therefore I am" does not guarantee "I am, therefore I think"-- the essence of the burgeoning modern tragedy.
Viva las revolution
Gave western civilization a rational argument, a logical need, for a Creator.
"Quality is not an act, it is a habit."
A conflicted and disjointed "philosophy" (more a stream of consciousness) that greatly influenced and abetted the oppressive collectivisms to come.
"Care what the others think and you'll always be heir prisoner"
Groundbreaking, anarchic and surreal anti-capitalist academic who paved the way for the internet age, coining the concept of a "virtual world" in 1967, as well as laying much of the groundwork for modern-day neurodiversity and alternative education movements in his works the with anti-authoritarian communist psychoanalyst Felix Guattari.