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    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.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    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.
    1. Karl Popper, David Hume (a tie)
    2. The Open Society and its Enemies
    3. "A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence" (Hume)
    4. The Open Society and its Enemies
    "A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence" - David Hume

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    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.
    That's an interesting OP, thanks. Wouldn't have the depth of knowledge in philosophy to contribute in a meaningful way, unfortunately. Will look at other posters choices though and delve a little more

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    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.
    5. Enda Kenny: The 5 point plan
    ANGER IS A POLICY, GET OFF YOUR KNEES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    5. Enda Kenny: The 5 point plan
    That was theoretical physics.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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    I didn't always agree with the Irish national philosophy of "Fk youse! I'm alright Jack"

    But I am now one of its' most ardent proponents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    That was theoretical physics.
    What goes up MUST COME DOWN.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    What goes up MUST COME DOWN.
    You can determine either its location or velocity. However, both of these characteristics can not be known simultaneously.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    You can determine either its location or velocity. However, both of these characteristics can not be known simultaneously.
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    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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