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« on: March 29, 2005, 02:21:34 PM »
I know that we don't need yet ANOTHER of these, but...

SelectSmart Classical Philosophies

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#1 Socratic

#2 Stoic

#3 Platonist

#4 Sophist

#5 Cynic

#6 Cyrenaeic (hedonist)

#7 Epicurean

#8 Pythagorean
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2005, 02:34:28 PM »
#1   Epicurean
#2   Cynic
#3   Stoic
#4   Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
#5   Platonist
#6   Pythagorean
#7   Socratic
#8   Sophist

Finally I diverge from the path of the Captain!

Quote from: "Epicurus"
For Epicurus, the highest pleasure (tranquility and freedom from fear) was obtained by knowledge, friendship, and living a virtuous and temperate life. He lauded the enjoyment of simple pleasures, by which he meant abstaining from bodily desires, such as sex and appetites, verging on asceticism. He argued that when eating, one should not eat too richly, for it could lead to dissatisfaction later, such as the grim realization that one could not afford such delicacies in the future. Likewise, sex could lead to increased lust and dissatisfaction with the sexual partner. Epicurus did not articulate a broad system of social ethics that has survived.


Haha. That's the dumbest thing I 've ever read (the sex bit).
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2005, 03:16:33 PM »
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#1 Socratic
#2 Cynic
#3 Sophist
#4 Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
#5 Platonist
#6 Stoic
#7 Pythagorean
#8 Epicurean


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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2005, 04:09:11 PM »
Ah, Socrates, Socrates.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005, 09:44:30 PM »
Cynic, no shock there...
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2005, 07:02:32 AM »
#1 Platonist
#2 Pythagorean
#3 Stoic
#4 Cynic
#5 Epicurean
#6 Socratic
#7 Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
#8 Sophist

Hmmmm... so I am a Platonistic Pythagorean Stoic of a Cynical bent, sympathising with Epicureans and Socratics, with well hidden Hedonist tendencies, and a bit Sophist-icated, too? :what:

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2005, 08:57:48 PM »
#1   Cynic
#2   Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
#3   Sophist
#4   Epicurean
#5   Pythagorean
#6   Platonist
#7   Stoic
#8   Socratic

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2005, 07:46:24 PM »
I understand that people have different veiws on what "Classic Philosophy", might include.  My personal opinion would be all belief systems birthed by the undisputed "Great Philosophers", from Socrates (albeit he did not infact have an  established philosophy (mainly a method), never wrote a single thought down that is known of to date, and all existing information about the man comes directly from Plato-and students of his Academy), then...Descartes, Spinnoza, and even moderns such as Russel, Berkely, and Hume. But I only save this as my humble opinion,  and see the term "classic"  when used in philosophy to differ from the "Classic" time period.  Stating this, I proclain Spinnoza to have been the most intruiging Philosopher to date. His masterpiece (and final work), "Ethics" demonstrates an intuitive  grasp on  extra-/intra-spectivity unparralleled in methodology and articulation predecessed, and [again in  my opinion] proceeded to date.  It seems to  me that after the era of Descartes/Spinnoza (during the Spanish Inquisition- ironically springing the fleeing thinkers,  fearing the punishment for heresy, to Amsterdam- a hub of intillectual appetite; thus furthering non-Christian  belief)-> philosophers shifted into over-zealous linguists,  only agruing about the meaning of words rather than the idea at hand.  Of  course,  Philosophy  is not my Major, and I  can only state  what I believe.... standing to be corrected.  But, the only truism about philosophic debate  may  infact  be that 'it is a debate... agreement is rare... the Truth  to  be revealed, is but the rarest.'-E. The  Seeker

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2005, 08:01:07 PM »
Personally I prefer the mighty Paragraphius, divider of blocks of text.

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2005, 08:25:23 PM »
I apologize  Ancient, I express myself  through rythmic (stream-of-consciousness) prose... if this truly is offensive  to the Guild, I will stop...

I just wish  to share... and I wish to share my way, and I want  you  to share with  me, and I do in  fact want nothing but you to allow me to partake in your wisdom... and present your wisdom from verse to prose, block to scribble. Any  way  you please.  If I am not following established procedure  and subsequent rules,  please notify my impractice.


But for  you I will attempt change in my posting style and  format.

As  a noob, I am sorry, and I will research more commonly  used methods for  the future.

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2005, 04:05:38 AM »
I hate that term. Noob. It so much more harsh than newbie.

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2005, 08:58:12 AM »
Stream of conscienceness is not offensive, just very hard to read, especially when it gets longer. A lot easier to read when separated into smaller logical chunks, thats all. In the past we have edited people's posts because all they are is one long paragraph that is nigh impossible to read.

Noob, newbie, all the same to me. Harshness doesn't matter much when it is directed at oneself anyhow but how one takes it all depends on perspective.

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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2005, 04:19:03 PM »
BUT, Seeker, it is generally accepted, in Westernized education, that the term "classical", when applied to philosophy, refers to philosophies which we percieve as belonging to the ages of the Romans, of the Greeks.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2005, 05:03:59 PM »
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#1 Platonist
#2 Pythagorean
#3 Stoic
#4 Socratic
#5 Epicurean
#6 Cynic
#7 Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
#8 Sophist


Another Platonistic Pythagorean Stoic, just as unSophisticated.

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2005, 04:11:47 PM »
Thank you for your support, Strolen.

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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2005, 09:23:49 PM »
Quote from: "The Seeker"
Socrates (albeit he did not infact have an  established philosophy (mainly a method), never wrote a single thought down that is known of to date, and all existing information about the man comes directly from Plato-and students of his Academy),


He may have been illiterate.  Reading & writing were pretty new in Socrates's time, and he supposedly saw literacy as causing the decline of trained memory & thought.
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2005, 09:11:51 PM »
Long time, no post. Results:

#1 Platonist
#2 Pythagorean
#3 Socratic
#4 Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
#5 Stoic
#6 Cynic
#7 Epicurean
#8 Sophist
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2005, 09:04:16 PM »
Kinslayer, very interesting comment on Socrates.  I thank  you for bringing that  forth.  Of course, I meant no  offense  to  the great  thinker due  to  the lack of litterature written... but, admittedly,  I  never  thought of  him as being  distasteful to written thoughts.  An excellent theory.

My reformed opinion is that you are right.  I consent that Socrates felt that true personal belief is derived directly from reflection, and questioning dialouge/arguments.

However, he must have overlooked the fact that without these confusing little lines, I would never know that he thought they sucked,  let alone that he thought at all.

Or... he could have been completely omniscent to my forthcoming existence, and known that with these stupid little lines, I would abuse the opportunity to have my thoughts aticulated about  his  thoughts...  and that-







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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2005, 09:22:12 PM »
1.Cyrenaeic (hedonist)
2.Socratic
3.Sophist
4.Cynic
5.Stoic
6.Epicurean
7.Platonist
8.Pythagorean
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2005, 12:38:22 AM »
Perhaps Socrates realised that his greatest gift--arguing with someone until they contradict themselves--wouldn't work well on paper.  Instead of him having the upper hand in a conversation, another person would be able to pick apart his arguments at their leisure.
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