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Who is your favourite thinker?

Asked by ohmyword (608 points ) June 1st, 2012

…Socrates, Seinfeld, Freud, Neil de Grasse Tyson… anyone who bestows knowledge or provokes intriguing thought

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Rarebear's avatar

Tyson. Hands down.

poisonedantidote's avatar

George Carlin

the100thmonkey's avatar

David Hume.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Another vote for David Hume.

augustlan's avatar

Anyone who makes me think. I love to think about things in ways I never have before.

flutherother's avatar

Chuang Tzu.

ragingloli's avatar

Richard Dawkins.

cookieman's avatar

Auguste Rodin

gailcalled's avatar

Milo (^^^ Hahahahha)

Keep_on_running's avatar

Anyone who is not an over-publicised, middle-aged male… we’re all thinkers.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Nietzsche
Camus
Kierkegaard
Kafka

gorillapaws's avatar

Descartes, not so much because I agree with his philosophy, but because of the mental leaps he was able to make that ultimately ushered in the modern era of philosophy. Socrates was pretty badass as well.

As far as a recent philosopher whose ideas I really like, I would have to go with John Rawls.

blueberry_kid's avatar

Homer
Kafka
A third vote for David Hume
and my dear sweet Mommy.

gailcalled's avatar

@gorillapaws: Here’s my Déscartes joke (which I love):

Déscartes was asked whether he wanted fries with his hamburger.  “I think not,” he said, and instantly vanished.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Henry David

submariner's avatar

Aristotle

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Margaret Mead

filmfann's avatar

Oscar Wilde

Mahatma Gandhi

Nikola Tesla

King_Pariah's avatar

Oh boy…

Nietzsche
Schopenhauer
Hesse (these first three tie for first)
Tolstoy
Aristotle
Luo Guanzhong
Li Bai…

and the list goes on

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