Favorite Philosopher?

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    Who is your favorite Philosopher and why?

    How did you come into learning about them and what is their particular philosophical belief that struck a chord with you?

    If no favorite is there one Philosopher you just can't stand, if yes who and why?
     
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    Popeye of course...

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    Robert Nozick.
     
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    Because of the humor?
     
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    I haven't studied him or heard of him, what made him stand out for you, was there a particular paper book or lecture on him or from him that left an impression?

    I'd like to look it up and read it.
     
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    Because he's a sailor or old school thought< humor seems to matter alot for some in choices of philosophy. :cool:
     
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    Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick | Questia, Your Online Research Library

    I also read about 1/3 of "Invariances"...It made me look up and learn so much new stuff I sort of lost track of where the book goes...I'll pick it up again one day.

    The Mises Review: Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World by Robert Nozick
     
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    I can't access the data in ful from the first link I will check and see if there is a kindle version at amazon.

    Per the second link I like this excerpt:
    In particular what I put in bold.

    I always have an impression that libertarians are out for themselves in a need for self-sufficiency and liberty I sometimes think they do not care for others who have a viewpoint of wanting a more cooperative society and less individualistic.

    It sounds like from his brief excerpts his focus is on respecting others choices should be an interesting read.:cool:
     
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    Problem being that these "cooperative" societies have almost always degenerated into abject tyranny....Besides that, the word "cooperation" implies consent, not compulsion.
     

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