Today is the 10th annual World Philosophy day and the Irish media are finally beginning to wake up to its existence, it seems.
I think in aphorisms, therefore I am Irish - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 15, 2012
In that article, Joe Humphreys reports on the favourite philosophical sayings of various 'celebrities' and I thought it might be fun to extend it somewhat and ask posters here for 1. their favourite philosopher, 2. favourite single philosophical work, 3. favourite philosophical adage and 4. favourite work of political philosophy (which may be the same as number 2).
To get the ball rolling, I'll give my own.
1. Aristotle: the father of the scientific method.
2. Montaigne's Essays
3. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
4. The Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem.