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...Philosopher?

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/greatest_philosopher_vote_result.shtml

 

I think this is quite old.

 

Radio 4's Today viewers love Marx, they voted:

 

Marx - 28%

Hume 13%

Wittgenstein - 7%

Nietzsche - 6%

Plato - 6%

Kant - 6%

Aquinas - 5%

Socrates - 5%

Aristotle - 5%

Popper - 4%

 

Unless the question was greatest in the sense of greatest evil.

 

 

So, who was the greatest philosopher in your view? I would put Aristotle top.

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rehhagel...you ever read it ? it's funny how a lot a economists since owe a debt to marx for his theory on finance.

 

 

 

no doubt you'll rant on about stalin etc,i'll say stalin was as much a marxist as hitler,you'll say capitalism won,i'll say capitalism lasted longer,you'll say unrestriced captilism,i'll say"barmpot"

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J.S. Mill - say what you want about the fallability of some of his ideas, running a government or a society on any other principal other than assumed utilitarianism is hell.

 

After that I would say Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Carlyle, Bentham... maybe not in that order.

 

Big losers: Kant, Hobbes, Calvin

 

Marx is very important so is Neitsche nether are my favs though.

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J.S. Mill - say what you want about the fallability of some of his ideas, running a government or a society on any other principal other than assumed utilitarianism is hell.

 

After that I would say Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Carlyle, Bentham... maybe not in that order.

 

Big losers: Kant, Hobbes, Calvin

 

Marx is very important so is Neitsche nether are my favs though.

and yet not one of them released a good album......although "kapital" would sound canny by kraftwerk,and rawls addresses some of mills problems.

 

 

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rehhagel...you ever read it ? it's funny how a lot a economists since owe a debt to marx for his theory on finance.

 

 

 

no doubt you'll rant on about stalin etc,i'll say stalin was as much a marxist as hitler,you'll say capitalism won,i'll say capitalism lasted longer,you'll say unrestriced captilism,i'll say"barmpot"

 

Have I ever read 'it'?

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Descartes.

 

I think therefore I spam?

 

:lol:

 

Aristotle - without him the rest are nowhere. Calimag mentioned Mill. Owes everything he thought to Aristotle. Socrates never said fuck all, he just posed a load of questions and went on about 'Virtues' all the time. Aristotle still drives western leftist thinking imo.

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Descartes.

 

I think therefore I spam?

 

:lol:

 

Aristotle - without him the rest are nowhere. Calimag mentioned Mill. Owes everything he thought to Aristotle. Socrates never said **** all, he just posed a load of questions and went on about 'Virtues' all the time. Aristotle still drives western leftist thinking imo.

 

Mill did have the amusing idea of using the Houses of Parliament to store horse dung instead of politicians though.  I doubt Aristotle could have come up with that one.

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I remember studying Marxist philosohy and the lecturer chose "On the Jewish Question", but without telling the class, he substituted all the Jewish references for women - it sounded like modern feminist thought rather than 100+ year old debates on anti-Semitism...

 

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rehhagel...you ever read it ? it's funny how a lot a economists since owe a debt to marx for his theory on finance.

 

 

 

no doubt you'll rant on about stalin etc,i'll say stalin was as much a marxist as hitler,you'll say capitalism won,i'll say capitalism lasted longer,you'll say unrestriced captilism,i'll say"barmpot"

 

Have I ever read 'it'?

you know what i mean but you appear to be dodging again........what do you know of marxism ? have you ever read das kapital ? or are you basing everything on the soviet union.
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rehhagel...you ever read it ? it's funny how a lot a economists since owe a debt to marx for his theory on finance.

 

 

 

no doubt you'll rant on about stalin etc,i'll say stalin was as much a marxist as hitler,you'll say capitalism won,i'll say capitalism lasted longer,you'll say unrestriced captilism,i'll say"barmpot"

 

Have I ever read 'it'?

you know what i mean but you appear to be dodging again........what do you know of marxism ? have you ever read das kapital ? or are you basing everything on the soviet union.

 

No, I didn't know what you meant, that's why I asked.

 

In my ignorant youth I briefly was under the spell of socialism and so read the Communist Manifesto and planned to buy Das Kapital but never did in the end. So I mainly read about Marxism rather than Marx back then.

 

For the economic critiques of Marxism I mainly read from the modern Austrian School of economists such as Ludwig Von Mises and Murray Rothbard, but also read Carl Menger's Principles of Economics which explains the correct theory of value as opposed to the Marxist labour theory of value. For the more philosophical critiques I read Frederic Bastiat's work.

 

So what is Marx's theory of finance?

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