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11-05-2010 , 04:13 PM
Post philosophers you think are idiots or shouldn't even be called philosophers.
I'll start with Rand and Rawls (with Rawls being a distant second because Rand is absolute garbage).
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11-05-2010 , 04:20 PM
durkadurka33
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11-05-2010 , 04:27 PM
Not plaaynde.
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11-05-2010 , 05:09 PM
Descartes and Searle.

Note that in the case of Descartes I only consider his philosophical contributions stupid, the man is obviously intelligent otherwise.
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11-05-2010 , 05:14 PM
Richard Rorty and any other anti-realists.
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11-05-2010 , 05:21 PM
Kant. Btw, why the hate on Rawls?
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11-05-2010 , 05:24 PM
^^ Why the hate on Kant?
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11-05-2010 , 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JackHighFlop
^^ Why the hate on Kant?
Because he Kant understand him.
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11-05-2010 , 05:35 PM
lol. because Kant seems more like theology than philosophy (to me). bare assertions etc.
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11-05-2010 , 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryanb9
Kant. Btw, why the hate on Rawls?
Because I read his Theory of Justice.
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11-05-2010 , 06:08 PM
and?
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11-05-2010 , 06:09 PM
Don't read it.
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11-05-2010 , 06:10 PM
what did you think about the veil of ignorance? (iirc thats what he called it).
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11-05-2010 , 06:15 PM
That is how it's called and it's one of the stupidest things I've ever read. Not that this is the only stupid thing in the book but it's right up there.
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11-05-2010 , 06:23 PM
hmm. I mean I see your saying it's stupid but why?
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11-05-2010 , 06:30 PM
Perhaps useless as **** would be more appropriate. Hey what if we weren't selfish *******s, the world would be a better place right ? Yeah, I'm smurt.
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11-05-2010 , 06:46 PM
I dont think it is so much "if we wernt selfish ****ers would would be good" as much as we know that already but how can we justify it if we cant say "zeus said so."
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11-05-2010 , 06:52 PM
I'm not sure I understand your point but on a more serious note, my point is that his work brings nothing more than Rousseau or Hobbes apart from very low level thinking and minor points.
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11-05-2010 , 06:57 PM
I remember thinking Hume and Kierkegaard were stupid, when I took a required ethics class back about 1994.

I don't remember why I thought so. Heh.
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11-05-2010 , 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by voi6
Descartes

Note that in the case of Descartes I only consider his philosophical contributions stupid
lol

beggers belief.
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11-05-2010 , 08:34 PM
bunny

(I quite like the concept of the veil of ignorance).
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11-05-2010 , 10:21 PM
This thread started bad and got worse.
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11-05-2010 , 11:19 PM
Yeah, terrible thread. Lock and ban OP for massive stupidity. Though parts of his exchange with Ryan were cute:

OP: Rawls.
R: Why?
OP: Because he's stupid.
R: Why do you say that?
OP: Because I read his Theory of Justice and thought it was stupid.
R: What about the veil of ignorance thing?
OP: Oh. Well that was merely ******ed.
R: Okay ...
OP: I love you.
{They make out}

... and scene.
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11-05-2010 , 11:25 PM
I'm amazed that either Kant or Hume have been mentioned in this thread.

I mean I guess at least one of them was wrong but stupid or undeserving of being called a philosopher, really?
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11-05-2010 , 11:37 PM
Please don't nitpick individual issues in this thread. It's just an abomination.
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