Who's your favorite philosopher?

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01 Dec 2015 02:23 #211135 by Lykeios

RyuJin wrote: how did i miss this thread?

my favorite philosopher.... easy myself B)

Thanks RyuJin! I feel the same way now. I haven't been able to say that in a LOOOONG time. Whew.

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01 Dec 2015 02:40 #211138 by Anubis
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While this might not be my favorite philosopher, Deepak Chopra wrote an extremely well written philosophy book "The Way of The Wizard." I highly recommended it and is a good book to meditate to. Each chapter is small but creates deep thought processes and should be taken slowly.

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01 Dec 2015 03:24 #211141 by Lykeios

Anubis wrote: While this might not be my favorite philosopher, Deepak Chopra wrote an extremely well written philosophy book "The Way of The Wizard." I highly recommended it and is a good book to meditate to. Each chapter is small but creates deep thought processes and should be taken slowly.

Thank you. Is this in the Library? Here at TOTJo I mean?

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"Though, as the crusade presses on, I find myself altogether incapable of staying here in saftey while others shed their blood for such a noble and just cause. For surely must the Almighty be with us even in the sundering of our nation. Our fight is for freedom, for liberty, and for all the principles upon which that aforementioned nation was built." - Patrick O'Dell

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01 Dec 2015 03:46 #211145 by Anubis
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Sorry I'm very new and wasn't even aware there was a library here

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01 Dec 2015 04:32 #211150 by Zephyrus


I am sad that it is not more prominent myself. But, it is highlighted here. It is at the bottom of the page!

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01 Dec 2015 13:03 #211205 by Anubis
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Thank you, not sure how I missed that.

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14 Dec 2015 00:27 #213210 by LDub01031994
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I agree with an earlier comment that your "favorite philosopher" is like your "favorite book" and usually ends up changing depending on what is going on in your life. I would say Kant is one of my all time favorites. I do love his efforts to synthesize logic and a good moral code (even if most people don't buy it). I haven't read Marcus Aurelius but I am beginning to notice him more and he does seem like somebody I would like. I also enjoy reading Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rawls, Nozick, Foucault, and John Stuart-Mill. I believe that there is always at least a little bit to take from every philosopher.

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03 Jan 2016 15:59 #218513 by Sproule
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I know he's famous for other things, but I have always enjoyed the philosophies of Bruce Lee.
He said that in life, like in martial arts, “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”.
His teachings were amazing. His goal was to be true to himself and his teachings were to inspire others to be true to themselves.

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09 Jun 2017 22:30 #287173 by Kodaav
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Albert Camus has had the greatest influence on my own life. Especially Myth of The Sisyphus and The Rebel. The distinctions between philosophic suicide, suicide and rebirth is quite wonderful

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23 Aug 2020 05:44 #354007 by dwagoonie
Albert Camus and Fredrick Nietzsche are the ones I go back to often.
Also, not a "philosopher", but I often read the complete works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as a 'bible' for reflection and inspiration.


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