Who is the greatest philosopher in history?

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Poll: Who is the greatest philosopher in history?
Socrates (5)
17.24%
Plato (9)
31.03%
Aristotle (7)
24.14%
Aquinas (0)
0%
Augustus (0)
0%
Kant (3)
10.34%
Hume (2)
6.9%
Wittgenstein (3)
10.34%
Spinoza (0)
0%
Avicenna (0)
0%
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I left out Russell, Nietzsche, Hegel, Spinoza, and many others. But I think none of these are greater philosophers than Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hume for example.
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Immanuel Kant! Human reason is the way in which the world moves forward! Reason is the highest form of intellect which separates us from animals
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(Original post by Tourminator)
Immanuel Kant! Human reason is the way in which the world moves forward! Reason is the highest form of intellect which separates us from animals
Indeed. I added poll as well. I'm just staring at the list; and even though I've favourites, it's pretty close at the top. The mind these guys had is simply incredible!
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Socrates, for establishing the Socratic method as the model to stand the test of time (so far).
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Did you intentionally only include european philosophers?
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Hume, far and away.

"If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: For it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion."
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It was a toss-up between Aristotle and Kant, but I went with Kant because his philosophy stretched into so many different fields so comprehensively. His work in epistemology is second-to-none and his moral philosophy is utterly fascinating too. I don't think anyone will ever again be as influential or philosophically genius as Kant.
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To start you missed him out.

Bertrand Russell

He was literally right about everything.
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"All Western philosophy is a footnote to Plato"
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(Original post by Tadpole123)
Did you intentionally only include european philosophers?
Avicenna was Persian.
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Aristotle and Plato are probably the two greatest in history due to how much of an influence they had, but I would have to say Aristotle was top, due to just how many philosophical, mathematical, and scientific fields he influenced (or even created).
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I'll go with Wittgenstein just because he's so creative. (don't ask I don't know)
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Russell Brand?
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(Original post by sombm)
"All Western philosophy is a footnote to Plato"
"God has not been so sparing to men to make them barely two-legged creatures, and left it to Aristotle to make them rational." - Locke.
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You forgot Marx.
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I left out Russell, Nietzsche, Hegel, Spinoza, and many others. I can't edit the poll, though.
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You forgot Marx.
Hardly, one of the greatest philosophers?
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(Original post by N-R-G)
Hardly, one of the greatest philosophers?
He had a small influence on history...
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