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Philosophy misc.

Concepts/ideas/quotes that come up a lot

Concept/quotePhilosopher
Life is (solitary, poor,) nasty, brutish and short. Thomas Hobbes
Missing shade of blue David Hume
Beetle in a box Ludwig Wittgenstein
Veil of ignorance John Rawls
Duck-rabbit Ludvig Wittgenstein
Tabula rasa John Locke
"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains" Jean-Jacques Rousseau
general will Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Mind-body duality Rene Descartes
"A new name for some old ways of thinking" William James
Apollonian and Dyonisian Friedrich Nietzsche
"God is dead" Friedrich Nietzsche
Overman (ubermensch) Friedrich Nietzsche
Dasein Martin Heidegger
"banality of evil" Hannah Arendt
Deconstruction Jacques Derrida
"différance" (deliberate misspelling of "différence") Jacques Derrida
Categorical imperative Immanuel Kant
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" Santayana
Social Darwinism Herbert Spencer
"Workers of the world, unite!" Marx and Engels
"The greatest good for the greatest number" Jeremy Bentham
Knight of Faith and Knight of Infinite Resignation Soren Kierkegaard
anxiety Soren Kierkegaard
"teleological suspension of the ethical" Soren Kierkegaard
Dialectic at the high school level, almost always Hegel
Allegory of the Cave Plato
"cogito ergo sum" Rene Descartes
five proofs/arguments of God's existence Thomas Aquinas
catharsis Aristotle
peripetea Aristotle
hamartia Aristotle
mimesis Aristotle
right to "life, liberty and property" John Locke
Created by: nadig