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    Default Who are your favourite moral philosophers?

    Or moral philosophies if you dont consider a single writer or author to be of the greatest importance to you?

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    Saint Thomas Aquinas.
    I often say "psychological impact" because it's a central concept to me.
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    I believe it was the great philosopher Jagger who once observed: You can't always get what you want.
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    John Lennon. The whole song "Imagine" is a great philosophy in and of itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacaia View Post
    John Lennon. The whole song "Imagine" is a great philosophy in and of itself.
    Dude also wrote that tax dodging rant though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Dude also wrote that tax dodging rant though.
    true, but the power of the artist's words sometimes can be inspiration enough.
    Aristotle is often quoted and his words ARE wise. However, the dude was a misogynist prick. (Shrug)

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    Kierkegaard is enjoyable to read for his commentary on modernity, especially The Present Age. I read On Fear and Trembling and The Concept of Anxiety as political treatises in school, but his authorly parables throughout are full of spiritual wisdom that are refreshing compared to the dry apologetics of Aquinas and Thomas More. Similarly, Rousseau's Emile, Social Contract, and Discourse on the Origin of Inequality are all full of unique insights and sympathetic views (and sometimes harsh critiques) of European social and political customs, including the then vogue concept of the bon sauvage. The writings of Emerson, especially Self-Reliance, Society and Solitude, The Over-Soul are my favorites, but I generally like most transcendentalist writers and poets. His poetry doesn't approach Whitman's metaphors or Twain's humor, yet his fascination with unique words, sympathetic interest in eastern philosophies, and love of nature transcribed are joys to read and learn from. (Even his spiritual successor Thoreau has his moments in Walden, though it's kind of a boring slog) So Emerson and Rousseau are my favorites, followed closely by Kierkegaard.
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    Dostoyevsky and Kierkegaard. Knights of Faith.
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