User:C mon/Philosophy

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"Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen."

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I generally dislike continental philosophy and am generally more interested in analytic philosophy. Since my interest in philosophy mainly concerns political philosophy, my interests are reflected in the politics-section. My position is somewhere between left-libertarianism, political liberalism and Analytic Marxism. I dismiss the anthropocentric and nationalist assumptions of contemporary philosophy.

On the important metaphysical issues (God, creation etc.) I prefer to remain agnostic, which is the only defensible philosophical position.

Philosopher's I love to read:

Philosophers I love to hate:

  • J.J. Rousseau - so right on many accounts, but so totalitarian in his conclusion
  • Karl Marx - so wrong on many accounts, but introduced some fascinating ideas
  • Baruch Spinoza - "first" liberal philosopher, who wanted freedom for himself, but not for the rest of us
  • Robert Nozick - great writer, great mind, bad conclusions