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Who is the best philosopher ever?

Hello 3.5 readers.

BQB here.

Who do you think is the greatest philosopher ever?

Is it Socrates? Plato? Aristotle?  Someone more modern?

Jot down your favorite philosopher in the comments and I’ll tell you who the best philosopher ever is sometime this weekend.

Philosophy

The Zealot Judas Hypothesis

I sometimes think that we find more palatable the hypothesis, for which I’ve never seen even suggestive evidence, that Judas betrayed Jesus because he wanted to force his hand, to speed up his Messianic timetable, instead of the stated reason, thirty pieces of silver, because we’re frightened that this man, our prototype, betrayed the son of God for something as petty as money.I once read that someone, Milton maybe, had suggested that Adam ate the fruit in the Garden to save Eve from destruction, to bear their punishment together. 584 more words

Getting better . . .

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

Aristotle

Weekly thoughts: Happiness and good habits

“We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle

I’ve been reminded of Aristotle recently when considering how our life projects fit in to our conception of what is good. 277 more words

Philosophy

God Equips Unbelievers for Their Callings Too

“Also as far as science is concerned, the situation we find is explicable only if we give both of these  their due, on the one hand, the darkening of our understanding by sin, and on the other hand, God’s common grace that has placed a limitation on this darkening. 87 more words

One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer

“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” 12 more words

Greekish

Michael Crying Out for P(help)s

Why Olympic Superstars Are Allowed to Contemplate Suicide

During this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, parts of the world were shocked to discover that American swimming champion and world record setter, Michael Phelps, had nearly chosen to drown in 2014. 631 more words

Happiness