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6/30/2018 7:20 pm  #1


​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

I'm just curious.

(Feel free to include more than three.)

 

6/30/2018 9:02 pm  #2


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

You've asked this question before. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


At this point, I say Aquinas, Anscombe, and Wittgenstein.

 

6/30/2018 9:04 pm  #3


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Haha. We have a lot of people who weren't around back then and others, like yourself, who I figured might answer differently.

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6/30/2018 9:08 pm  #4


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Indeed, my answer is more determinate these days.

I mentioned Newman in my previous answer. I could perhaps even swap out Aquinas for him.

 

7/01/2018 3:46 am  #5


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Here is the first one, for anyone interested.

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7/01/2018 12:58 pm  #6


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Main influences are Aquinas and a lot of contemporary philosophers, mainly Pruss, Feser, Norris Clarke, Rasmussen, Oderberg, WLC and others. That goes for questions like hylemorphism; free will; irreducibility of mind; the problem of universals; causation and PSR; theism; etc.

Also some more wittgensteinian figures like Herbert McCabe, Anscombe and Geach.

I've always enjoyed Leibniz and Samuel Clarke as well, it's always interesting to see their ideas on pretty much every issue.

The more I read, the more interested I get in St. Edith Stein's philosophical thoughts. Maurice Blondel, too.

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7/01/2018 5:46 pm  #7


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Man, lots of different kinds of Thomist so far.

David Armstrong time slice at t1, David Armstrong time slice at t2, and David Armstrong time slice at t3. (I'm just joking around.)

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7/01/2018 6:00 pm  #8


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Aristotle, Scotus, and Nietzsche. I learned philosophy from Aristotle and Scotus, and Nietzsche made me less of an asshole.

 

7/01/2018 6:20 pm  #9


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard. (Though their influence these days is as often in terms of what I reject from them as what I agree with.)

I have more recently fallen down the Neo-Aristotelian rabbit hole and am eyeing Jacques Maritain with some interest, though I've been meaning to go all the way back to Plato first, now that I'm no longer a rabid anti-essentialist.

 

7/01/2018 7:40 pm  #10


Re: ​Who are your three biggest philosophical influences?

I would have to say Plato, Nietzsche,  and Rene Guenon.  Although honorable mentions go to Sextus Empiricus, Zhuangzi, and Schopenhauer.

I honestly don't remember if that's different than the first time I answered the question.

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