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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite philosopher(s)?
Ancient Philosophy (Aristotle, Plato) 13 19.40%
Scholasticism (St. Thomas Aquinas) 3 4.48%
Renaissance Humanism (Thomas More, Erasmus) 1 1.49%
Rationalism (Descartes, Voltaire, Kant) 18 26.87%
Empiricism, Social Contract (John Locke, David Hume) 11 16.42%
Social Materialism/Marxism (Karl Marx, Hegel) 6 8.96%
Existentialism (Kafka, Nietzsche) 7 10.45%
Post-Moderism/Structuralism (Derrida, Foucault, Nietzsche) 5 7.46%
Analytical Philosophy (Bertrand Russell, Wittgenstein) 1 1.49%
Structuralism (Levi-Strauss, Ferdinand de Saussure, Chomsky) 2 2.99%
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Hedonism is thinking that pleasure is the most important thing.
Alright that is what I needed to know thanks working on my extra credit for philosophy right now.
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a simple Wiki search could have answered that for you...
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Hedonism's fun. I think my little sister was really into it recently, it's cute cause she's 14 and just about to enter high school yet she's reading about philosophy and economics and understanding things better than a lot of the people I've met out here in buffalo. I've just gotta make sure she doesn't become a stoner like me because one of us needs to be productive, otherwise who am I going to mooch off of and live with in 15 years when I go broke trying to produce the story I've been playing with for the past 5 years into an indy trilogy.
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I know too much crap about Hedonism because a bunch of funamentalist Baptist pastors think they know all about it and how most if not all sinners are hedonists.
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I did do that but I wanted to be sure.
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Triangle man...triangle man....triangle man hates particle man.

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Hedonism's fun. I think my little sister was really into it recently, it's cute cause she's 14.
if my little 14 yr old sister came up to me and told me "hedonism sounds like a lot of fun" (i have a 13 yr old sister), i would lock her in captivity till she was 30.
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I know too much crap about Hedonism because a bunch of funamentalist Baptist pastors think they know all about it and how most if not all sinners are hedonists.
I'm not sure if I believe that 100%, but I could make the argument for it quite well. Alas, it would get this thread closed so, I digress.
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if my little 14 yr old sister came up to me and told me "hedonism sounds like a lot of fun" (i have a 13 yr old sister), i would lock her in captivity till she was 30.
You'd let her out at 30? I'd keep her locked down forever.
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You'd let her out at 30? I'd keep her locked down forever.
i'm assuming the sarf flu will get us all by then.

the greatest problem with america is that there's no philosophical thought anymore. the populace just doesn't care.
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the greatest problem with america is that there's no philosophical thought anymore. the populace just doesn't care.
We have philosophers in America, they're just not well-known.
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I agree, with both parts.

People are just so involved with trying to make a quick buck or trying to get attention that it seems like no one actually thinks about anything.

This world sucks and sadly, it's only getting worse.

The amount of stupidity this world contains will soon make it explode...sad
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well, that was part of my qualm, the other part was the lack of respect for philosophy...

it's sad that so much about philosophy in america was co-opted by politics when the two are clearly separate. america doesn't care about the purity of metaphysical thought.
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well, that was part of my qualm, the other part was the lack of respect for philosophy...

it's sad that so much about philosophy in america was co-opted by politics when the two are clearly separate. america doesn't care about the purity of metaphysical thought.
that is part of the reason why i have told myself to just forget america everything is just based off of politics and what can make america more rich and the most powerful country in the world.

JFLO is the world's most powerful country, it has been for awhile now...
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well, that was part of my qualm, the other part was the lack of respect for philosophy...

it's sad that so much about philosophy in america was co-opted by politics when the two are clearly separate. america doesn't care about the purity of metaphysical thought.
The respect for the intellectuals is only coming from others intellectuals and those in academia. Though, I can understand that the guy who's struggling to put food on his table probably doesn't give two shits about philosophy.
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that is part of the reason why i have told myself to just forget america everything is just based off of politics and what can make america more rich and the most powerful country in the world.
and thus discussion of hedoism is worthwhile, in a non-religious context. thank god.
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Anymore? America?

Rigorous philosophical thought has never been widespread here or anywhere else in the world I'm aware of. I don't think it's a localized problem.
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People like to talk as though america was the only country that's successful dumbed down the population enough for critical thinking to become a rare occurrence. I love my fellow germans but to act like we're any more philosophical or thoughtful is silly. Europe's just as brain dead as the USA.

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People like to talk as though america was the only country that's successful dumbed down the population enough for critical thinking is rare occurence. I love my fellow germans but to act like we're any more philosophical or thoughtful is silly. Europe's just as brain dead as the USA.
Yes, but every one seemingly talks **** about America, and it gets into our heads.
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Yes, but every one seemingly talks **** about America, and it gets into our heads.
No one loves to talk as much **** about the impending doom of America as Americans.
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No one loves to talk as much **** about the impending doom of America as Americans.
Depends on what doom you are thinking of, because some think we're about to be taken over by a homegrown, government/FEMA-lead socialist revolution (pardon me while I laugh my ass off). Others think we're going to collapse economically or some other non-sense, I don't know anymore.

Personally, I would like to think we're approaching some sort of impending positive change in the general populace's mentality but my own doubts wrestle with that idea.
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Depends on what doom you are thinking of, because some think we're about to be taken over by a homegrown, government/FEMA-lead socialist revolution (pardon me while I laugh my ass off). Others think we're going to collapse economically or some other non-sense, I don't know anymore.

Personally, I would like to think we're approaching some sort of impending positive change in the general populace's mentality but my own doubts wrestle with that idea.
My hopes are that the dollar collapse is able to spark that positive shift. We're trying to start another bubble right now and if we get sucked into another bubble before this depression has run it's course we're just going to be so screwed.
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