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  • INTP

    8 47.06%
  • INFP

    1 5.88%
  • INTJ

    3 17.65%
  • INFJ

    3 17.65%
  • ENTP

    1 5.88%
  • ENFP

    0 0%
  • ENTJ

    0 0%
  • ENFJ

    0 0%
  • ISTP

    1 5.88%
  • ISFP

    0 0%
  • ISTJ

    0 0%
  • ISFJ

    0 0%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
  • ESFP

    0 0%
  • ESTJ

    0 0%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by animenagai
    Ne is definitely not the worse function for philosophy. A lot of philosophy is coming up with a hypothesis, and comparing different hypotheses. It's also useful in coming up to potential counter-examples to your own claim -- a key skill in the discipline. Ne is pretty much the hypothesis making function. Furthermore, there are heaps of interesting philosophical issues that have been created through comparing different concepts (the world/time parallel for example). I can tell you right now that Ne is by far the biggest reason I've managed to get an MA Phil. There are heaps of Ne users in philosophy departments too, and we all have strong conceptual skills because of it. I may agree that Ni is better than Ne here, but to say that Ne is the worse? Mate, you just have no idea what you're talking about.
    I certainly don't want to imply that Ne users aren't equipped to be philosophers, nor do I wish to pat myself on the back for preferring a different form of intuition. Kierkegaard is one of the best philosophers there are, and he was probably an INFP. Part of what made him such a good philosopher was his use of extroverted intuition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris View Post
    I certainly don't want to imply that Ne users aren't equipped to be philosophers, nor do I wish to pat myself on the back for preferring a different form of intuition. Kierkegaard is one of the best philosophers there are, and he was probably an INFP. Part of what made him such a good philosopher was his use of extroverted intuition.
    I'm not just saying that Ne users can be good philosophers, I'm saying that Ne is a GOOD tool for philosophy. Certainly not the worse function for it.
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    Well I'm pretty sure the two most famous philosophers, Aristotle and Plato, were neither INTP or INTJ. Aristotle was ENTJ and Plato was INFJ. I think the question should be, which type of philosopher are the best to read? I find the philosophers I most like to read are ENTP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taylord View Post
    Well I'm pretty sure the two most famous philosophers, Aristotle and Plato, were neither INTP or INTJ. Aristotle was ENTJ and Plato was INFJ. I think the question should be, which type of philosopher are the best to read? I find the philosophers I most like to read are ENTP.
    I'm not sure why you equate fame with skill.

    In my experience, I've found that those ahead of their times are often not initially recieved well.

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    ISTP?? just lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephano View Post
    ISTP?? just lol.
    What's funny about ISTPs being idea generators? A lot of people have actually called me a potential ISTP!

    I can assure you that there's strong evidence on this forum for the force and living power of my many ideas.
    And if you don't believe me, I have the time and interest on my hands right now to prove it.

    edit - Wait a minute, I thought this was another thread... sorry!
    But still, my challenge stands strong.

    2nd edit - I second this too!
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    Relative to an ISTP the signal-to-noise ratio of an ENFP is extremely low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephano View Post
    ISTP?? just lol.
    Relative to an ISTP the signal-to-noise ratio of an ENFP is extremely low.

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    First, the topic is: "The best type for a philosopher" and you voted ISTP, your own type.
    Can you give me any prominent example for an ISTP philosopher? Do you philosophize by yourself? There are many INTPs, as far as I know, but very few ISTPs.
    I voted INFJ and I can give you good examples like Plato or Arthur Schopenhauer.

    Why I think that INFJ is the best type for a philosopher?
    Imagine a philosopher becomes really, really popular, many people listen to his teachings.
    It is way better to have someone with a Feeling-preference in such a role who more likely would consider people's needs over the rational way of "what works". This and the Fe-preference; Fe is less likely to have "a bad morality", since society has more impact on them than on Fis who build their own moral system.

    Sorry, if it sounded rude or sth., but ISTP, the best type for a philosopher? - You can't make me believe that.

    What's funny about ISTPs being idea generators? A lot of people have actually called me a potential ISTP!
    Ummm... nothing. What makes you think I meant something like this?

    Relative to an ISTP the signal-to-noise ratio of an ENFP is extremely low.
    I had to look that one up. "The ratio of useful information to useless information in any given statement."
    I guess that's more a matter of intelligence..
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    I was going to offer INTJ as an alternative (heh heh).

    I really think people doubt the intellectual power of sensing, let alone it following a dom-thinking position.

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