"Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen."
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.
Philosopher's I love to read:
- J.S. Mill - the greatest defender of liberty and equality.
- John Rawls & Ronald Dworkin - very bright liberal icons
- Philippe van Parijs - his real-libertarian defense of a UBI still fascinates me. Great writer as well.
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