Has British philosophy even ever come out with anything of note

TechHater
TechHater

Has British philosophy even ever come out with anything of note. It just sounds so robotic.

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

No
Not at all (pic unrelated)

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BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Absolutely nothing (pic unrelated)

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GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Can't think of any good ones (pic unrelated)

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Why can't they contribute more usefully (pic unrelated)

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Stupidasole
Stupidasole

There isn't a single good one (pic unrelated)

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Illusionz
Illusionz

who the fuck are these people?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Nothing of note (pic unrelated)

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Supergrass
Supergrass

Reverse image search newfag

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Posts Hobbes
Forgets this absolute madman

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King_Martha
King_Martha

Yeah but he galvanised the American revolution so no points for him!

cum2soon
cum2soon

And yeah, it may sound robotic to a philosophy student or edgy teen who just wants to here profound but ultimately useless remarks about the nature of the universe.
But to those who actually give a shit about human progress, maybe pay attention to their boring ideas about economics, political theory and the scientific method

Inmate
Inmate

*hear

likme
likme

If you consider the very fact you are posting on this website talking about philosophy “robotic” you might want to admit yourself to a ward

Nojokur
Nojokur

U FOKKIN WOT

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Are we just going to pretend Scottish people are Brittish?

viagrandad
viagrandad

Literally born in Great Britain, within the British Isles.
Not British

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

British is a term used for the people of the main mass of the United Kingdom, along with the islands of Scotland’s, of Mann and of White, but not of Northern Ireland
IRON BREW AND HAGGIS is very similar in dialectical studies to northern Englishmen and thus are seen as homogenous whilst the Irish of Ireland and Ulster Scots (northern Irish) are seen as culturally different

Wellington was the descendant of English absentee landlords in the second British empire and thus is seen as British not Irish

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Wellington was literally born in Ireland from a long line of ancestors born in Ireland
He was definitely Irish. It would be like saying Benjamin Franklin was British

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Then why did he not speak Irish as his mothertongue, why was he not a Catholic, why did he not engage in that great hobby of shooting landlords and begging for booze

w8t4u
w8t4u

Because he's not stupid

askme
askme

dunno

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Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

wellington was irish

"being born in a stable does not make one a horse

- literally wellington on being born in ireland

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Well it's not called pedestrian philosophy for nothing, you know. The English love to worship mundane thoughts so much because the people there lack the necessary faculty for philosophical (i.e. metaphysical) abstractions. Sure, there are some exceptions (e.g. British Idealists), but most are like that.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Source?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

metaphysical
Literally useless pretentious crap that has never helped anyone

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

That was actually an Irish nationalist saying wellington wasn’t one of them
Waterloo was decided on the cricket fields of Eton was also made by his son or brother

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Ah yes, the famed philosophers of the school of Literally Whomst

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Not my fault you're a retard
Famous != useful

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

You don't know who Adam Smith is? You don't know what Occam's Razor is? You've never heard of Francis Bacon?

I'm sure that you thought your post was an hilarious piece of cheeky Anglo-bashing but instead you've made yourself look like a complete moron

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

HURR y no good bong philosophs lmao
DURR who these philophs lmao i never herd of them lmao i so smart lolzors
OP confirmed for 56%.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Why do you think they're American?
Americans are generally supportive of Britain due to ancestry (except the Immigrants)

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Because a European who hates Britain would at least have heard of Adam Smith and Francis Bacon.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

It's literally illegal to be this uneducated in some countries, and in those it isn't, it should.

Supergrass
Supergrass

It would be stunning for an American to not know Adam Smith.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

only Europe and America exist
Maybe they're a butthurt ex-colonial

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

He has a point, though. The Big Three of Western Philosophy is Plato (Greek), Descartes (French) and Hegel (German). This can be measured by how many times people turn them into philosophical punching bags ('footnotes'; how many criticisms and reactions against them). Two British schools of thought were literally founded from reactions against the later two.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

You'd be surprised lmao.
I guarantee that Charlemagne would be a 'who' amongst most people

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

And yet here we are.
I like to think that even an AUSTRALIAN would know at least one of those philosophers.

Booteefool
Booteefool

*cough*Newton*cough*

Spamalot
Spamalot

Yea, but the point is that British philosophy is generally overlooked because it is 'boring'.
While plato and descartes philosophise about profound thinks such as existence and the such, people like adam Smith philosophise about how to improve the world in a useful practical way.
What has plato's 'republic' done for society in comparison to Smith's 'wealth of nations'?
They may not be famous, but their impact is unmistakable.

girlDog
girlDog

He's not a philosopher

farquit
farquit

Anyone from any country should. It's absolutely crazy that anyone from any country posting on Veeky Forums would have heard of none of them. It must have been a sub 80 IQ /int/ poster that decided to pop in and indulge in some kind of international shitposting competition and has ended up utterly humiliating themselves.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

He was a natural philosopher the concept of a "scientist" didn't exist back then.

5mileys
5mileys

And Descartes is? What is Newton, if not a philosopher?

idontknow
idontknow

Well he's not a philosopher in the modern sense of the word
Yes. A scientist

DeathDog
DeathDog

Literally what? Why would Descartes be one of the "big three"? I don't know who taught you that trailer trash nonsense but it's not true.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

How about Aristotle you imbecile

whereismyname
whereismyname

Smith's impact in philosophy is negligible. He didn't propose anything radically new whatsoever. We're talking about philosophy here, since you can't even stay on topic nor draw a clear and distinct demarcation between what is philosophical and what is not, I doubt you possess enough intellectual capability to philosophize in the first place.

Like I said before, pedestrian philosophy.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.

Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.

David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel.

And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist,
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

Plato, they say, could stick it away,
Half a crate of whiskey every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
And Hobbes was fond of his dram.

And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart,
"I drink, therefore I am."

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I can't even read a post past one sentence
Maybe philosophy is not for you.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Quit talking out your arse
Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom"[1][2][3][4]) is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Wait, two sentences.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Ok then, what would prefer to call 'economic philosophy' and 'political philosophy'? which are, by the way, established schools of philosophical thought

takes2long
takes2long

Do you know about the three forms of abstraction

Bidwell
Bidwell

LIke I said before, pedestrian philosophy.

iluvmen
iluvmen

No. Explain please

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Whatever, that doesn't mean it's not more important

Playboyize
Playboyize

Fuck off back to /lit/. Fuck, this guy is a pretentious arsehole

Methshot
Methshot

He didn't propose anything radically new whatsoever
But somehow free market capitalism became the dominant economic structure in the western world

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

You're a fucking idiot there's absolutely no sourced material that cites Descartes and Hegel as the most criticized and being criticized for being fucking retarded like Descartes does not make him a "big three" philosopher. You're actually a moron.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

the people there lack the necessary faculty for philosophical (i.e. metaphysical) abstractions

care to elaborate? it sounds to me like you just need to get over yourself

RumChicken
RumChicken

Nigga what you on about. Smith is not "negligable" - have you read Smith or do you know anything about him?

You sound like a fedora tipper... Did you learn everything you know about philosophy from video games?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

IM NOT BRITTIN I IZ GERMAN N SHIET

MPmaster
MPmaster

Why would an American ever prefer to identify himself as a descendent of a German immigrant as opposed to a descendent of old-stock English settlers?

iluvmen
iluvmen

Because then they’re special and unique and cool

likme
likme

unique
Not anymore lol

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