It just occurred to me, most philosophers, even major ones, spend basically...

likme
likme

It just occurred to me, most philosophers, even major ones, spend basically their entire careers reacting to a prior philosopher, either trying to refute them or taking their ideas and expanding them further.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@likme
Solipsists don't.

Nojokur
Nojokur

As opposed to?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@likme
It's almost as if we live in a deterministic universe where meatpuppets are not unmoved movers

farquit
farquit

@likme
yea thats because philosophy is the world greatest reaction thread

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@likme
Literally the same thing applies to every field of human endeavour

Methshot
Methshot

@lostmypassword
Demonstrate this.

Methnerd
Methnerd

If all of philosophy was one big Veeky Forums thread, who would have the most (You)'s?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Methnerd
Plato or Jesus.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Yes because thats how humanity makes progress.

5mileys
5mileys

@Methshot
Spoken like a true NEET who has never even attempted to contribute to any field.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@likme
you're not the first person to think this

Skullbone
Skullbone

@likme
The majority of philosophy is just common sense written in a well articulated manner. The greeks basically sowed the fields of philosphy bare and everything after that is just edgy shit with no originality.

Every layman comes up with and contemplates at least a few big philosophical theories on his own without even knowing that the same thoughts made someone else famous.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@5mileys
Demonstrate this.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Skullbone
"Every layman comes up with and contemplates at least a few big philosophical theories on his own without even knowing that the same thoughts made someone else famous."

OR

The 'self-evident facts' that appear before the "layman" are the products of a shared language and culturethat is the dispersed and reassimilated thought of someone who actually though hard about the limits of their time's conceptual horizon. I honestly don't want to valorise the professionalisation of philosophical knowledge, but to say 'everything after [the Greeks] is just edgy shit with no originality.' is to dismiss the technical distinctions and nuance that the Greeks actually came up with.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@likme
deep

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Methnerd

Diogenes for shitposting too much

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@lostmypassword
elaborate. genuinely interested

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@likme
Wow dude thats really deep

You should post this on /r/Showerthoughts

FastChef
FastChef

@AwesomeTucker
Deep meme my man

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@likme
I want her to sit on my face

Supergrass
Supergrass

@likme
Kind of hard to come up with something brand new after thousands of years of thinking.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@StrangeWizard

They spend all their time trying to refute world.

@likme

This is why Hegel makes the negative, nihilating aspect of thinking the basis of his work. Whatever thought takes hold of, it can't help but take it apart.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@lostmypassword
@Methshot

the anxiety of influence. Veeky Forums doesnt even know their own stupid maymays.

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