Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Who would score highest on the LSAT?

Friedrich Nietzsche
9
5%
Ludwig Wittgenstein
41
22%
Immanuel Kant
44
23%
Socrates
27
14%
Ayn Rand
22
12%
Aristotle
24
13%
Karl Popper
4
2%
Karl Marx
7
4%
Richard Rorty
4
2%
Gottlob Frege
7
4%
 
Total votes: 189

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Ded Precedent
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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Ded Precedent » Mon May 14, 2012 1:28 am

angrybird wrote:
jigglebottom wrote:what's it called when u attack a philosophers merit because you hate the shit crowd that happens to like that particular philosopher?

objectivism

Pretty much.

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Postby laxbrah420 » Mon May 14, 2012 2:27 am

MachineLemon wrote:Poor Karl Popper with zero votes. That guy was actually brilliant. Too bad nobody on here's an LSD fan.

Im still perturbed by the lack of Descartes option/discussion, but Popper is probably the TCR. The dude is basically the lawyer's scientist. There's a good chance there he'd get an RC passage about himself, but if not, he's still set, as the other science passages are pretty derivative of his writings...and the humanities stuff isn't far off either usually. More importantly, he OWNS correlation ≠ causation shit

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon May 14, 2012 4:01 am

I don't like Popper's reading of Plato; my 2 cents :P

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Postby PDaddy » Mon May 14, 2012 4:50 am

No Plato? No Epicurious? No Zino of Citium? No Avicenna? No Confucius? No Rene Decartes? No Paul of Tarsus? Aristotle is probably #1, but any of these people could be agrued at #2.

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Postby PDaddy » Mon May 14, 2012 5:03 am

Mr. Pancakes wrote:Image


I am also digging this! And how about Bruce Lee...and Ghandi, for that matter. They also would be 180's!

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Postby PDaddy » Mon May 14, 2012 5:04 am

Nightrunner wrote:
PDaddy wrote:No Plato? No Epicurious? No Zino of Citium? No Avicenna? No Confucius? No Rene Decartes? No Paul of Tarsus? Aristotle is probably #1, but any of these people could be agrued at #2.

No, there is absolutely no metric upon which Paul of Tarsus is "The #2 Philosopher of All Time." None.


Wanna bet?

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Postby clseller » Mon May 14, 2012 5:08 am

Jesus would get a 190 on the LSAT

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Tom Joad » Mon May 14, 2012 10:12 am

I don't know enough about philosophy to really say anything, but I have always really liked J.S. Mill if he counts as a philosopher.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Odd Future Wolf Gang » Mon May 14, 2012 10:24 am

Where does MARTIN HEIDEGGER go on this list?

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Postby stillwater » Mon May 14, 2012 10:36 am

David Lewis would be my darkhorse pick.

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Postby Campagnolo » Mon May 14, 2012 11:46 am

Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:Where does MARTIN HEIDEGGER go on this list?


Right damn near the top, unquestionably.

I still think, though, that in terms of pure intellectual horsepower, Aristotle is the most naturally gifted thinker ever to live.

Surely Kant and Hegel are up there, too.

And if you're wondering about the qualifications I have to make such pronouncements, I assure you, I am both a gentleman and a scholar.

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Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon May 14, 2012 11:53 am

Tom Joad wrote:I don't know enough about philosophy to really say anything, but I have always really liked J.S. Mill if he counts as a philosopher.

He is; utilitarianism does seem to appeal to some...although I'd be the first person to save my family before anyone regardless of how useful he/she was to the society.

PDaddy wrote:No Plato? No Epicurious? No Zino of Citium? No Avicenna? No Confucius? No Rene Decartes? No Paul of Tarsus? Aristotle is probably #1, but any of these people could be agrued at #2.
No, especially not Descartes...have you actually read and dissected his argument with the causal adequacy principle that he uses to prove God's existence?

:( would have been happier if the ancient philosophers' names were spelled correctly...Epicurus and Zeno. Zeno, I'd have to say does have great logical reasoning although the fact that you named him without even mentioning Parmenides makes me sad too.

I do not think any of these people can be the #2 philosopher of all time, to be honest. Zeno, perhaps, but not the rest.

ETA: "epicurious" sounded familiar - turns out it's an app

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Odd Future Wolf Gang » Mon May 14, 2012 11:59 am

Campagnolo wrote:
Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:Where does MARTIN HEIDEGGER go on this list?


Right damn near the top, unquestionably.



Are you trolling or serious?

Give me five cogent reasons why he's near the top.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby PARTY » Mon May 14, 2012 12:00 pm

Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:
Campagnolo wrote:
Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:Where does MARTIN HEIDEGGER go on this list?


Right damn near the top, unquestionably.



Are you trolling or serious?

Give me five cogent reasons why he's near the top.


clearly you haven't read being and time.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Odd Future Wolf Gang » Mon May 14, 2012 12:11 pm

PARTY wrote:
Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:
Campagnolo wrote:
Odd Future Wolf Gang wrote:Where does MARTIN HEIDEGGER go on this list?


Right damn near the top, unquestionably.



Are you trolling or serious?

Give me five cogent reasons why he's near the top.


clearly you haven't read being and time.


*begins a tome to DESTROY WESTERN PHILOSOPHY*

*writes only a third of it*

*is the greatest philosopher of the 20th century*

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Postby katjust » Mon May 14, 2012 12:16 pm

Heidegger couldn't himself come up with 5 cogent or even coherent arguments for anything, so asking someone to defend him is a mighty task indeed.

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Postby charliep » Mon May 14, 2012 12:18 pm

i like to picture hegel and schopenhauer taking it in the same room. they both get 180's, but hegel goes home in a sports car with some fine ladies he met at the test; schopenhauer, on the other hand, forgets his bus pass, steps in gum. so, we know who the real winner is

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Postby PARTY » Mon May 14, 2012 12:19 pm

charliep wrote:i like to picture hegel and schopenhauer taking it in the same room. they both get 180's, but hegel goes home in a sports car with some fine ladies he met at the test; schopenhauer, on the other hand, forgets his bus pass, steps in gum. so, we know who the real winner is


hegel sounds like a philistine in this scenario. schopenhauer ftw.

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Postby 99.9luft » Mon May 14, 2012 12:21 pm

charliep wrote:i like to picture hegel and schopenhauer taking it in the same room. they both get 180's, but hegel goes home in a sports car with some fine ladies he met at the test; schopenhauer, on the other hand, forgets his bus pass, steps in gum. so, we know who the real winner is


i was thinking more Nietzsche and Shopenhauer, but, yes, i'd say Shopenhauer will get screwed in one way or another on test day so no 180 for him.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby stillwater » Mon May 14, 2012 12:22 pm

99.9luft wrote:
charliep wrote:i like to picture hegel and schopenhauer taking it in the same room. they both get 180's, but hegel goes home in a sports car with some fine ladies he met at the test; schopenhauer, on the other hand, forgets his bus pass, steps in gum. so, we know who the real winner is


i was thinking more Nietzsche and Shopenhauer, but, yes, i'd say Shopenhauer will get screwed in one way or another on test day so no 180 for him.


Schopenhauer would argue there is no difference between 120 and 180, they are just both manifestations of the Will.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby albusdumbledore » Mon May 14, 2012 12:25 pm

stillwater wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
charliep wrote:i like to picture hegel and schopenhauer taking it in the same room. they both get 180's, but hegel goes home in a sports car with some fine ladies he met at the test; schopenhauer, on the other hand, forgets his bus pass, steps in gum. so, we know who the real winner is


i was thinking more Nietzsche and Shopenhauer, but, yes, i'd say Shopenhauer will get screwed in one way or another on test day so no 180 for him.


Schopenhauer would argue there is no difference between 120 and 180, they are just both manifestations of the Will.

Schopenhauer would have left the room because the proctor was a woman.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby 99.9luft » Mon May 14, 2012 12:27 pm

albusdumbledore wrote:
stillwater wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
charliep wrote:i like to picture hegel and schopenhauer taking it in the same room. they both get 180's, but hegel goes home in a sports car with some fine ladies he met at the test; schopenhauer, on the other hand, forgets his bus pass, steps in gum. so, we know who the real winner is


i was thinking more Nietzsche and Shopenhauer, but, yes, i'd say Shopenhauer will get screwed in one way or another on test day so no 180 for him.


Schopenhauer would argue there is no difference between 120 and 180, they are just both manifestations of the Will.

Schopenhauer would have left the room because the proctor was a woman.


and Plato would likely request a non-plebeian testing center.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Mon May 14, 2012 12:28 pm

nietzsche's probably the only person on the list who is dumb enough to copy off of rand.

where's hume? i'd say the guy who invented 'correlation is not causation' flaw deserves to be on this list.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby 99.9luft » Mon May 14, 2012 12:30 pm

Lyov Myshkin wrote:nietzsche's probably the only person on the list who is dumb enough to copy off of rand.

where's hume? i'd say the guy who invented 'correlation is not causation' flaw deserves to be on this list.


wait, how would nietzsche copy off of rand if she was born after he died?

also, hume is a tool.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby jkpolk » Mon May 14, 2012 12:49 pm

On Rand's Non-Fic; Virtue of Selfishness is simply moralized Rousseau beaten over the head with a stupid club.

I'd take Kant or Hegel
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