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    From his wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hume

    He didn't believe in inductive reasoning, but also opposed rationalism, and didn't believe ethics were anything more than sentiment, and (though this is coming more from my reading of him than the wiki) didn't think there was any philosophical proof of God and that this was kind of the point of the bible passage saying that belief in God requires faith. This basically invalidates a lot of the things philosophers were looking into at the time.

    I actually really like him. :) But it was fun to poke fun at him.
     
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    But if he just studied STEM, how would he philosophically explain why philosophy is garbage? Stemmers are too boring for this world.
     
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    Noam Chomsky is the opposite of Foucault, can you imagine him volunteering to be spanked? He's the opposite of sex.
     
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    I think he's right that there is no philosophical proof of the existence God that actually works. This was already Kant's position, so Hume is not really saying anything new here.

    Rather than discrediting philosophy, I think he tried to lead philosophy away from the rationalism of Descartes and towards empiricism. All the positions you describe are consistent with empiricism, and are actually pretty well defended in his works. I think one of the weakest parts of his philosophy is his conception of the self as a "bundle of sensations", because it begs the question about what it is that unifies the sensations.

    Anyway, I really like Hume too :)
     
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    I can't imagine Chomsky volunteering to be spanked with paddles, but now he does have a partner 34 years his junior. Naughty naughty boy.
     
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    Interestingly Chomsky is probably closer to rationalism than to empiricism, as he has an internalist conception of language as an intrinsic faculty which grows over time.

    He's basically more Kant than Hume.
     
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    I don't know why Camus comprises like half of philosopher memes. I guess he's just too absurd to be interpreted seriously.
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    It could also be that he's just so well-known. His novels are like consistently number 1 in the Amazon list for French literature. So by philosophers' standards he's like a superstar.
     
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    Bertrand Russell had a big nose.
     
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    OK, there's my limit.

    I didn't know I had one here, but I guess I do.

    Not Russell.
     
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    Lmao, and don't get me started on Wittgenstein. I'm pretty sure he died a virgin too.
     
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    Lol, now you might be hitting @Ren's limit, too.

    Not Wittgenstein
     
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    Out of the philosophers there are few who lived worthwhile lives themselves. Is Bruce Lee a philosopher? He lived pretty well.

    Be water, my friend.
     
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    That depends on how the community shapes and participates in the rules of the meaning of being a virgin.
     
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    Aristotle was supposedly a very good writer; however, none of his writings (that he wrote for others to actually read) survived the burning of the library of Alexandria. Today, all we have are his lecture notes, which is why he is so awful to read.
     
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    He was quite innocent but I’m not sure he was a virgin. There are indications that he might have been with at least one woman. He also had relationships with men but I’m not sure they were sexual.
     
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    It's interesting to think about what was destroyed in its entirety - what if there was some ancient Wittgenstein progenitor who solved philosophy? What if Caesar burned it all to make him shut up?
     
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    It would make Aquinas, Descartes and company look pretty silly, working on their various systems not knowing someone had already destroyed metaphysics
     
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