Favorite Greek Philosophy or Philosopher

Started by Contemporary Protestant, April 08, 2014, 06:18:52 PM

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Casparov

“The Fanatical Atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures whoâ€"in their grudge against traditional religion as the "opium of the masses"â€"cannot hear the music of other spheres.” - Albert Einstein

Shiranu

Quote from: Casparov on May 09, 2014, 09:18:04 PM
Socrates was the greatest hands down.

Spoken like someone who has not read the others :P.
Every day is a good day to *remove from server* an autocrat.

Casparov

Quote from: Shiranu on May 09, 2014, 10:24:40 PM
Spoken like someone who has not read the others :P.

I'm not going to lie, I read almost exclusively modern philosophy, I haven't read nearly any ancient greek philosophy, but I am a huge fan of the Socratic Method and there is some timeless wisdom in the knowledge that "the only thing I know is that I know nothing" that I think transcends all other possible philosophies. I do not think, nor have I found, anything wiser that can be said.
“The Fanatical Atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures whoâ€"in their grudge against traditional religion as the "opium of the masses"â€"cannot hear the music of other spheres.” - Albert Einstein

johnson

Quote from: Casparov on May 10, 2014, 01:56:31 AM
I'm not going to lie, I read almost exclusively modern philosophy, I haven't read nearly any ancient greek philosophy, but I am a huge fan of the Socratic Method and there is some timeless wisdom in the knowledge that "the only thing I know is that I know nothing" that I think transcends all other possible philosophies. I do not think, nor have I found, anything wiser that can be said.
You know nothing yet you talk a lot of bullshit.

Jmpty

Quote from: benno on May 09, 2014, 08:13:16 AM
No nothing personal at all... just that the greeks set the pattern for all philosophy. The rest is the same themes recycled.
I think you meant to say all "western" philosophy.
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