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Who are yall's favorite philosophers?

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Personally, my top 3 would have to be Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky & Nietzsche.

Who are your favorites and why ?

Additionally, what would their personality types be? :unsure:
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Lao Tzu, Sun Tzu, Confucius, Socrates.
Alan Watts. I can listen to him for hours. I love his sense of humor and how he intertwined it with his understanding.

I'm not sure of his type.
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Duns Scotus/ William of Ockham- the inventors of Semantics

Jan Patocka- last of the great German Philosophers even though he was Czech

Sartre

Aristotle

Plato

Socrates
Too many to list
i love all aspects of the Greek Goddess of Wisdom
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Ludwig Wittgenstein (INTP imo but INFJ is also possible, and what PDB thinks too)
Nietzsche and Sartre are great too (both INTJs)
Archimedes, Di Vinci, Shakespeare, Descartes, Steinbeck, Paglia, dfgray
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Terrance from down the street.
The only philosopher in your list is Descartes.
Archimedes, Di Vinci, Shakespeare, Descartes, Steinbeck, Paglia, dfgray
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so you say... I'll, um, make sure to be a cliché next time.
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It’s a problem bigger than just you. Why is Descartes one of your favorites?
so you say...
Because, is it incumbent upon every person to think, and understand where thought begins, within everything. Now, I'm not the most ontological, but I am original to myself if nothing else. And, I didn't come here purely to be tested either.
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What if a lot of the best philosophers have remained unknown?
You failed, nonetheless.
Because, is it incumbent upon every person to think, and understand where thought begins, within everything. Now, I'm not the most ontological, but I am original to myself if nothing else. And, I didn't come here purely to be tested either.
I've failed a lot of things in life, but I'll be ok.
I think, therefore I am... Maybe... right ?
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same, terrance is the man
Terrance from down the street.
D+, sufficient.
I think, therefore I am... Maybe... right ?
Plato, Nietzsche and Siddhartha Gautama.
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Seneca, Aristotle and Diogenes of Sinope. I mostly subscribe to Seneca's teachings, I respect Aristotle as a father figure for science and critical thinking and even if I think Diogenes is a bit hardcore I respect him for that.

I just know the basics about more modern philosophers (also true for minor classical ones) so maybe there is someone out there that is more to my liking, I even remember my philosophy teacher presenting Nietzsche to the classroom as someone I would like and I certainly liked it, but I think that he was so diverse that I must do a deep diving into his works to make a complete picture of his philosophical framework and be able to form a definitive opinion about him.
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