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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 9:37am

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Some of my favorites are Peter Griffin, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Patrick from Spongebob, Captain Murphy from Sealab 2021, Dad from the Brak show (with Brak getting an honorable mention) and finally probably the greatest philosopher of our and perhaps of all time, the great Spaceghost.{#Notworthy}

 
I must concur...(laughing)



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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 9:36am

Some of my favorites are Peter Griffin, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Patrick from Spongebob, Captain Murphy from Sealab 2021, Dad from the Brak show (with Brak getting an honorable mention) and finally probably the greatest philosopher of our and perhaps of all time, the great Spaceghost.{#Notworthy}
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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 9:34am

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Epictetus said, among his Golden Sayings, "Don't allow your laughter be much, nor on many occasions, nor profuse."

I suspect laughter is necessary to keep one's spirit free, but as I look around the world, in this dark age, at what we deem to be, I begin to understand, more and more, what Epictetus was saying. The icon of insanity is a laughing man who cannot stop laughing.


 
This is truth, and has ever been so. However, a healthy sense of humor is, by definition, requisite for a healthy life, extremes notwithstanding. Witness a childs laughter as one of the most comforting sounds there is.

"You cannot go on seeing through things forever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. . . . If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To see through all things is the same as not to see." C.S.Lewis




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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 9:10am

 oldviolin wrote:
Without the humor part, all would be lost...
 
Epictetus said, among his Golden Sayings, "Don't allow your laughter be much, nor on many occasions, nor profuse."

I suspect laughter is necessary to keep one's spirit free, but as I look around the world, in this dark age, at what we deem to be, I begin to understand, more and more, what Epictetus was saying. The icon of insanity is a laughing man who cannot stop laughing.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 9:03am

 oldviolin wrote:
Rudolf Steiner
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
G.K.Chesterton

Actually, too many to list...


"Off I fly, careering far
In chase of Pollys, prettier far
Than any of their namesakes are
-The Polymaths and Polyhistors,
Polyglots and all their sisters."

~ Sir Thomas Moore

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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:58am

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Well, the world is a pretty funny place... from a certain perspective. Which brings to mind the Marquis De Sade's "Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man."
 
Without the humor part, all would be lost...

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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:54am

Rudolf Steiner
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
G.K.Chesterton

Actually, too many to list...


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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:39am

Well, the world is a pretty funny place... from a certain perspective. Which brings to mind the Marquis De Sade's "Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man."

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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:34am

 Ebon_Lupus wrote:

Oh man, how could I forget George... yes, I agree. He could tell the truth and make us laugh!
 
Yes he had a way of making philosophy fun...

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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:33am

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My most favorite Philosopher is of course George Carlin. He always had a way to peg things just right...

 
Oh man, how could I forget George... yes, I agree. He could tell the truth and make us laugh!

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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:32am

My most favorite Philosopher is of course George Carlin. He always had a way to peg things just right...
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Posted: Apr 24, 2010 - 8:29am

I was wondering if anyone here enjoys reading and/or talking philosophy? And what your favorite philosophers might be?

I'm a fan of Art Schopenhauer (he's really not THAT pessimistic), Fred Nietzsche (though I don't hang on his every word, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a nice read), John Locke (has/had some interesting thoughts), Thomas Jefferson (was he a philosopher?), Jiddu Krishnamurti (Think on These Things), and a not too well known Romanian/French existentialist, Emil Cioran (The Trouble With Being Born).


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