who is greatest philosopher of 20th century?
#61
As far as non-theologians and non-strictly political philosophers (e.g. Hannah Arendt--for the most part-- and Karl Schmidt), I would say Santayana followed by Ortega y Gasset, Jaspers, and Josef Pieper.

EDIT: Zizek is more often right than I would like to admit.
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#62
Oswald Spengler, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger, Vilfredo Pareto, Giovanni Gentile, Mircea Eliade. Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Ernst Junger, Gabriel D’Annunzio, Andre Gide. Pound, Yeats, and yes, Eliot. Not *all* the best, and many of them just sympathizers, but you see my point, right? Maybe I should have said "20th century authoritarian politics had many of the best philosophers, [etc.]"
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#63
(01-25-2011, 02:16 PM)Graham Wrote: Oswald Spengler, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger, Vilfredo Pareto, Giovanni Gentile, Mircea Eliade. Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Ernst Junger, Gabriel D’Annunzio, Andre Gide. Pound, Yeats, and yes, Eliot. Not *all* the best, and many of them just sympathizers, but you see my point, right? Maybe I should have said "20th century authoritarian politics had many of the best philosophers, [etc.]"
I don't necessarily disagree with the point your making, but Eliot can't even be called a sympathizer. He regarded fascism as an unChristian political system. I think it would be more accurate to say that the right or, as you put it, authoritarianism had many of the best minds of the twentieth century. 
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#64
spngler remind me of that occult guy whathisname

[Image: Spengler21.jpg]
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#65
Crowley. It's interesting to compare their faces. Crowley looks like a maniacal clown version of Spengler.
[Image: aleister_crowley.jpg][Image: Spengler21.jpg]

But other than a few superficialities there isn't much resemblance.
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#66
(01-26-2011, 12:45 PM)Graham Wrote: Crowley, and you're absolutely right. It's fascinating to compare their faces. Crowley looks like a maniacal clown version of Spengler.

good point! i wonderthey knew each other.

they both look like theycould have hair, but they prefer the bald look

i think ichael jordan stole idea from them
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#67
After a closer look, they don't look that similar. Downgraded from fascinating to interesting.
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#68
ok. just dont downgrade it anymore

ive had all downgrading i can take
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#69
Gurdjieff, with a moustache reminiscent of an old-time prize fighter, might be a contender for either the death match or a baldness contest.

[Image: saint-gurdjieff.jpg]
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#70
wow that a magnificent mustache!!
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