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Well Worm, I don't disagree with anything you said. However I think you will concede to me that the original basis of my post was the hypocrisy of the guy which was blatantly obvious and called into question. Here is my final say in this image war, I win!
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Well, my english is not too good, yes that's true, but i can imagine you writing in my language correctly.

I think that you missed the point of i was trying to explain, or you don't understand it at all, and in a gesture of immense inteligence you focus you eyes in something that you understand, and have the knowledge (it is not a big deal to an american asshole to have a common or a profound knowlegde of english grammar). Well, try something else than talking about philosophy. I'm sure that you in your profound knowledge of your native language can read a text of philosophy, but i doubt that you can truly understand that text. You don't even understand the point of my comment, when i speak of grammar, i was talking about the ability to understand the "fundaments" of the ideas that are behind a text, or a certain philosopher, the ability to understand the "language" or the "ideas" od a certain philosopher, not the grammar in it common sense. I hope that now you undertand what i was talking about. I don't understand why you don't understand this, this is very easy to understand.


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Silencio, you are a twat!

First, if you understood my post to begin with, I apologized to you if you were of foreign origin and did not have a grasp of the English language.

Secondly, you don't know me or what I would understand or not so how can you comment about it.

Thirdly, if someone reads a book about whatever the fuck, then they are trying to learn about the subject matter. If they try to convey points of said understanding that are not correct , that's why people post their ideas on forums which is to discuss said subjects. To understand more then they might need to read a few more books. Of course I understand the purpose of understanding the fundamentals of understanding what the author was trying the say because that's the basis of reading a book in the first place! So instead of being all high and mighty, you could have posted a reply to someone you disagreed with and shared your vast understanding about philosophy and vocabulary that you say you have.

Lastly, many other nationalities and countries understand English grammar. Where do you come off calling me an American asshole, an asshole would do fine if it would apply! If I am pissed at someone I could careless where they are from so fuck off and die you pig, I fart in your general direction!


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Aristoteles, Socrates, Platonas

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Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The Brothers Karamazov is probably his most philosophical work, as opposed to his psychological insights. Long-winded to an extent, but highly thought provoking, as are all his works.

The Idiot & Notes From The Underground been my personal favourites.


Dostoevsky loved Big Brother. I'm sure you're familiar with the fact that he was once a Socialist, and was imprisoned by the Monarchy, and then had a staged last-minute salvation from execution by Nicholas. Afterwards, he became a Tsarist. Classic case of brainwashing, The Brothers Karamazov was largely a self-righteous rebuke of Socialism and Atheism--which were gaining popularity at the time.

I did enjoy Crime and Punishment immensely, though. It showcases how well he understood what makes people tick and I did like the point he made with it that one can't simply go about killing and looting, just because he thinks his ideas are superior. It's a pity, though, that he didn't believe these moral laws should apply to the Tsar.

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Not really a philosopher, but I like Camus for his literacy. The same goes for Schopenhauer. Those two are probably my favorites to read.

But then again, I'm not really a defender of their absolutely pessimistic ideas. On that subject I prefer the ethics of Kant or Bentham, or in a more modern viewing: Hare.

Another one of my favorites is Bruno, if Galilei was the scientist who opposed the Roman Catholic church around the 16th century, than Bruno was the philosopher.

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Foggy_Forest wrote:

Dostoevsky loved Big Brother. I'm sure you're familiar with the fact that he was once a Socialist, and was imprisoned by the Monarchy, and then had a staged last-minute salvation from execution by Nicholas. Afterwards, he became a Tsarist. Classic case of brainwashing, The Brothers Karamazov was largely a self-righteous rebuke of Socialism and Atheism--which were gaining popularity at the time.

I did enjoy Crime and Punishment immensely, though. It showcases how well he understood what makes people tick and I did like the point he made with it that one can't simply go about killing and looting, just because he thinks his ideas are superior. It's a pity, though, that he didn't believe these moral laws should apply to the Tsar.



Reminded me that i bought The House of the Dead and lost it somewhere. :D Will have to dig it out.

I wouldn't quite generalize his writings like that, "therefore his a Tsarist." Not necessarily, if at all. To an extent Brothers Karamazov goes against socialism and atheism, depends on how you yourself are looking at it. Is there a case of the inner altruistic moral compass or atheistic/nihilistic sensuality determining the fate of the novel? The Grand Inquisitor or Father Zosima? Dostoevsky himself is quoted to be more inclined to the character Zosima; who pretty much lives by the songs 'All you need is love...', 'the power of love' without preaching the ascetic. Then again, the book inspired many existentialist writers. "Without God and immortality, all things are permitted." But there really is too much in it to generalize or give a fair comment or review of the book. Will have to dig it out sometime after the current backlog of new and half read book's. Or get a real life, one or the other.


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Camus, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Kafka, Dostoevsky, etc.


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My self .....
I have no fav every of them somehow inspirate me, from anient till all what follow , every single theory, even small frase makes me thought about a lot of, more I think more I go beck and see what nonsence is life,
But Socrates how he drunk wine, he is one my biggest heros, I could do same thing...but seriusly I cant ansver who's my fav, all are great,

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My favourite philosopher? My wife! :D Well, maybe not a philosopher, but she's making a Ph.D. in philosophy.

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As far as contemporary philosophers go, I really like Martha Nussbaum: The Therapy of Desire is an excellent book. Historically speaking, Nietzsche's also one of my favourites. And, of course, David Hume.

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