If I read all of these in order will I become smart

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

If I read all of these in order will I become smart

All urls found in this thread:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Western_philosophers
Illusionz
Illusionz

That is a truly wonderful pic

Supergrass
Supergrass

read the bible then aquinas then wittgenstein then stop

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

No. You will become wise. Here's a fixed *sniff* version.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@New_Cliche
BUCKETS LMAO XD XDXDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

hahaahahaha embarassing

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Stark_Naked
Thank you very much
@Need_TLC
rude

MPmaster
MPmaster

@New_Cliche
I like how Schopenhauer is the only one not smiling cos he was a cantankerous old fart lmao

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

you have to read them forwards then backwards for the knowledge to seep in.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Stark_Naked
Shouldn't Bakunin be holing a bottle? I remember Bakunin holding a bottle in the original one.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Only one woman? Seems pretty problematic to me sweetie.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@TreeEater
I know you're taking the piss but wouldn't a male reader understand male philosophers more? Like, wouldn't a woman understand female authors more? I don't know.

TechHater
TechHater

does anyone care about g.e. moore these days

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

just a bunch of boring depressed cracKKKers, why would anyone read that

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@BunnyJinx
recommend me some nonwhite philosophers then? I am trying to get into this

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Fuzzy_Logic
Plato

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@New_Cliche
epicurus
hayek
derrida
foucalt

disgusting

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

It's more like,

"if you can read all of these in order you're probably pretty smart"

seriously if I met someone who had read even one book by everyone on this list I would shut the fuck up and let them lecture me up hardcore

Hell, if I met someone who had read one book by 10 of the people on this list who wasn't doing it for school or an academic career, I'd be mad impressed.

One single essay by any of these guys is liable to keep your noggin in overdrive for weeks.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@TreeEater
Oh honey, I bet you think my post might actually be saying something. Bless your heart, I am actually just trying to show you how much of a mature, experienced woman I am by using patronisingly feminine language, sweetie.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Stark_Naked
tfw not sure if irony or an average brainlet from midwester US

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Nude_Bikergirl
why did you drag your misogyny into my thread

King_Martha
King_Martha

@New_Cliche
These people don't belong together.

girlDog
girlDog

tfw no evola

farquit
farquit

@Lunatick

Oh is that right user? Which one of these authors have you recently been reading?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@MPmaster
because women scare me and there are no stoics in your picture and that made me MAD

but not really because I like stoicism. carry on

5mileys
5mileys

no stirner

cum2soon
cum2soon

@5mileys
added

hairygrape
hairygrape

@farquit
Spinoza's Ethics and most recently Witty's Investigations. You're a retard if you think that a better half of Veeky Forums hasn't read more than a few. Not to mention that a good third of these aren't worth reading at all outside of particular scholar interest.

Techpill
Techpill

@Fuzzy_Logic
st augustine

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Fuzzy_Logic
Confucius, Mencius, Yang Zhu, Gaozi, Mozi, Laozi, Zhuangzi, and Xunzi.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Carnalpleasure
@Techpill
thank you

Firespawn
Firespawn

@New_Cliche
not going through this instead

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Western_philosophers

MPmaster
MPmaster

@farquit
@hairygrape

It's anybody's guess how much the average lit poster reads honestly.

For my part I'm sticking to my guns. If you're reading books by Wittgenstein and Spinoza on your own and cover to cover, I'm impressed.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Gigastrength
Mandela effect

happy_sad
happy_sad

add plotinus and kripke, maybe goodman and godel

massdebater
massdebater

@girlDog
@5mileys
the chart only includes philosophers who actually mattered

idontknow
idontknow

@massdebater
youre a retard if you think stirner shouldnt be on there

@massdebater
also carnap maybe

Bidwell
Bidwell

@New_Cliche
Every one of those philosophers are irrelevant.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@MPmaster
I own most major philosophical works up to 1850, and plan on reading them all eventually (it'll take 21 years with the amount of books I have).

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@New_Cliche
If you understand them, yes, quite.

massdebater
massdebater

I love you OP.

massdebater
massdebater

@Need_TLC
two r

hairygrape
hairygrape

@VisualMaster
sounds like a big ol' attempt to stave off meaninglessness. good luck and never stop adding to your backlog

Emberburn
Emberburn

@New_Cliche
Derrida
Beauvoir
Sartre
Foucault
Lenin
...

Evilember
Evilember

Thoreau
No Emerson
Oh brother

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@New_Cliche
/v/here, (more like /vg/) here's an analogy for you
I used to play World of Warcraft a long time ago. I started late in vanilla and played through Wrath of the Lich King and quit for good when they announced Cataclysm.

If you know anything about MMO's your know that you have to play them for a long time too get anywhere. Gratification isn't quite instant but more "guaranteed." I say that in quotes because the exception would be raiding where some groups will never be good enough to clear the hardest content. This usually meant not everyone would get the best gear let alone good gear. This changed when new currencies were introduced late into Wrath. advance in endgame simply as a function of time. Even before this many people would play World of Warcraft for a long, long periods of time. despite this I encountered many people who had no idea what they were doing. When new currency was first introduced, I remember running a four-man as the tank in out before Manning all the DPS even though they were wearing better gear than me. It didn't matter how much time they spent playing because they treated the game is a Mindless Pastime, something to do besides thinking, so they never improved. you can't just read philosophy passively you have to think about what they're actually saying and relate it back to your own experience. Otherwise you're just reading them to say that you've done so. normies will be impressed with you either way.

tl;dr you have to actively think, don't just passively read and expect it to make you smarter by adding to an invisible XP bar.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@New_Cliche
No Sheikh Abd Al Wahid Yahya

Absolutely haram.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@New_Cliche
excluding medieval philosophy

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Dreamworx
whats wrong with epicurus

Inmate
Inmate

@New_Cliche
boy does this list go to shit in the last row

Rorty
Singer
Derrida
really nigga?

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Bidwell
to a brainlet

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Terrible.

likme
likme

@massdebater
Rude

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@TreeEater
DUDE HEDONISM LMAO

TechHater
TechHater

@Deadlyinx
nice bait

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Fuzzy_Logic
Shaun King
Michael Brown

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@New_Cliche
Jesus was not a writer more like a famous magician.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Techpill
I don't think St Augustine would be considered non-white

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Fuzzy_Logic
L'Queefa Jones Mary-anne Freeman

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@New_Cliche
nice one marc maron

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@New_Cliche
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Lunatick
Lunatick

@Stupidasole
He African you fuckin racists

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Raving_Cute
He means the Weberian sort of magician user.
He's actually a prophet in that typology though.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@New_Cliche
sure

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@New_Cliche
not a single black person
haha

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@CouchChiller
I thought this was a copypasta

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@New_Cliche
No, he just wasn't real, but neither was Socrates, and we don't have any of Diogenes' writings, etc. You can tell this is a chart made by a social acclaim obsessed turboplebe.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Burnblaze
I thought diogenes wrote on that wall

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Gigastrength
Considering the severely diminished relevance of philosophy post 1970, that makes perfect sense.

Likewise, whoever made that chart has probably not done any digging into the works of black philosophers. It is also clear they haven't done much reading in modern philosophy from the end of the list.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Gigastrength
malcom x was a black philosopher and was really good

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@New_Cliche
@Illusionz
OP's image is the worst thing I have ever seen. What kind of puerile mindset is requisite to devote hours drawing that retarded garbage?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@CodeBuns
With this kind of thinking, might as well read Mao Zedong's latrinalia when he took a fat shit after eating General Tso's fucking chicken

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Burnblaze
diogenes
writing things down

you have learned nothing

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@TurtleCat
hahhha

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Stark_Naked
1.: Reddit spacing.
2.: One text by everybody on this list would be hard, but not impossible (since many of them wrote small essays or short texts). Understanding each one of them to an acceptable degree is indeed nearly impossible.

@Stark_Naked
tfw no euclid

askme
askme

@TreeEater
It's just hedonism for people with impulse control.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@askme
Which makes it good

hairygrape
hairygrape

@MPmaster
He is the /r9k/ of philosophy

Evilember
Evilember

@New_Cliche
This is the most "Reddit" post I have seen in my life.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@New_Cliche
No one will ever gain anything by reading sartre besides bragging points.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I hate commies and I want them to leave my anime website.

likme
likme

@New_Cliche
oy vey ist mir

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Carnalpleasure
feel free to turn it into one.

I'm still surprised to this day how normies can manage to be horrible at really easy games. I think stupid people are just attracted to easy shit like World of Warcraft because it doesn't require a lot of mental effort. One thing I learned about normies over the years as they don't want to work to understand a thing we're to enjoy it more. Ther ultimately very lazy creatures.

how to use wow as an example, it probably took about 40 to 60 hours for casual player to reach ends game. That should be enough time to at least to learn your classes rotation but a lot of people couldn't be bothered, even though a well-written guide how to play your character was a simple web search away.

OP is a step above simply for wishing to seek out knowledge.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Stark_Naked
where is carl jung????

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Sir_Gallonhead
1.: Reddit spacing.

What's wrong with Reddit spacing ? It's much easier to read.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@New_Cliche
Where is Dostoievski, Jung and Stirner?

Playboyize
Playboyize

Can someone remake this chart with anime girls instead of reddit shit?

ty

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@New_Cliche
Thales
Pythagoras
No Xenophanes
No Parmenides
No Protagoras
Brainlet pic

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@w8t4u

The list is garbage. There are a lot of thinkers who shouldn't be on there and lots of people missing. Jung should not be on there unless you want to start putting Durkheim, Max Weber, perhaps Frazer etc.

Jesus, Cicero, Darwin, Freud, Thoreau, Lenin, Beauvoir, Newton, Galileo and Hayek don't really belong on this list.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@TreeEater
Tolstoy did not like his view on death.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@ZeroReborn
I saw that meme years ago
It is a combination of many other memes which existed at the time. No one person drew it.

Don't be so uptight. You're engaging in highbrow meme criticism on a Botswanan Knitting Tutorial Board

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Supergrass
Anthony Kenny? Is that you?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Dreamworx
shitting on based Hayek

over the line

RumChicken
RumChicken

@MPmaster
Are you serious? Is this a sentiment that Veeky Forums generally agrees upon? I know it seems like bullshit self-aggrandizing, but I’ve actually read almost all of the thinkers there up through Nietzsche (very little chronologically later, but working). And none of it was for school - in fact started after I finished college.

I know most of Veeky Forums is just shitposting by idiots, but I assumed anyone who attempted to post content more cogent than *bbbbbrrraaaapppp* has engaged with the canon.... you know, start with the Greeks...?

Please tell me I’m not wrong...

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Spazyfool
he doesn't know that philosophy encompasses all the sciences

brainlet.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Bidwell
Says the guy with HP Lovecraft in his pic

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Garbage Can Lid

Thank you for contributing to quality board culture with this post :)

+1 lits for you, buddy!

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Gigastrength
Why even bring that up? Western civilization has indeed flourished while others have not as much.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Playboyize
If you can find us a good template sure

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Spazyfool
Cicero is a top tier pagan nigga. Whether or not you are a christian not knowing the story of jesus will make you just as ignorant as a classical fag who did not know his homer

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Gigastrength
Augustine

Nojokur
Nojokur

@idontknow
Stirners only real claim to fame is being btfo in the German Ideology and then resurfacing as a meme 4 years ago

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@w8t4u
In the trash. And no he's not coming back

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Nojokur
t. has never read The German Ideology

All Marx showed there was that he couldn't understand irony if he were beaten to death with a copy of On Capital.

TechHater
TechHater

@Garbage Can Lid
Yeah why aren't you sitting down to read Newtons principa? It doesn't matter that his notation is outdated or that he wrote the whole thing to be as hard to read as possible or that you can cover the same material more in depth and quicker with modern books. (try Spivak) Fuck that, let's sit down and read Newton.

idontknow
idontknow

@New_Cliche
is this a question

happy_sad
happy_sad

@likme
Jesus was a jew

girlDog
girlDog

@New_Cliche
no GOAT

MPmaster
MPmaster

@iluvmen
berber
black
pick one, "from africa" does not equal sub-saharan african.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@New_Cliche
All white men
No but you'll become racist and sexist maybe

JunkTop
JunkTop

@idontknow
That doesn't seem a very practical place to store pizza

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@StonedTime
so, yes?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@JunkTop
You'd be surprised.

Evilember
Evilember

Fixed

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Only 3 (4) of them. Two (or three) are on the first line, and the other one is directly below one of the first two appearing on the first line, and the rest are world pollution or else better for knowledge than for being smart.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@StonedTime
Thales was white
Heraclitus was white
Pythagoras was white
Democritus was white
Socrates was white
Plato was white
Aristotle was white
Diogenes was white
Epicurus was white
Zeno was white
Cicero was white
Jesus was white
Newton was white
Lenin was white
Beauvoir was a white man
Haha

Emberfire
Emberfire

@New_Cliche
socialist propaganda

TechHater
TechHater

@TreeEater
sweetie.
How did we not manage to strangle this one in the crib?

Evilember
Evilember

Add Plotinus, Emerson, Lucretius, Montaigne, Schiller, Edward O. Wilson, Koestler, Anselm, Friedrich Schelling, Bertrand De Jouvenel, Alasdair MacIntyre, Max Weber.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Evilember
add my dick to your ass

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Playboyize
just imagine them with pink wigs you big dummy

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Snarelure
That's fucking retarded.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@BinaryMan
Which? I'm not OP, but I want to start.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Evilember
Weber
a philosopher
he was a Kantian through and through as a philosopher, anything else falls into the realm of sociology and/or history

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Emberfire
history is socialist propaganda

idontknow
idontknow

@New_Cliche
@Stark_Naked
No Thucydides
No Aurelian
No Dante
No Gentile
No Codreanu
pretty shit desu

WebTool
WebTool

@New_Cliche
reading Socrates

DeathDog
DeathDog

all the retards ITT fuming at what should or shouldn't be in a random list of random great thinkers created for shits and giggles

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Stark_Naked
There's also the one with a cyborg Nick Land after Zizek.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Snarelure
80 characters per line, arragend in paragraphs,
are easy to read.

Using one long line as one paragraph, without line breaks, makes it easy to get lost, especially when a paragraph is quite long. Reddit spacing assumes that line breaks will be inserted automatically, which works with the tree-style comments of reddit, but on Veeky Forums paragraphs become huge blobs. It's a question of line breaks, not the length of comments or paragraphs.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Carnalpleasure
Han Fei, Long Shang also.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@StrangeWizard
Aquinas
not medieval

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@New_Cliche
Is that a duck behind Wittgenstein? Or a rabbit?

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