Saturday, March 17, 2012

Socrates

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING BLOG POST CONTAINS RANTING AND BASHING AIMED TOWARDS THE SUBJECT OF PHILOSOPHY. If you are a fan of philosophy and are easily offended, I suggest you don't continue reading.


This guy is an egotistical prick. In a dialogue recorded by Plato between Greek Philosopher Socrates and supposed "religious expert" Euthyphro, Socrates asks Euthy-whatever-face what he thinks "holiness" is. In response, Euth-man tells Socrates that holiness is the prosecution of those who commit crimes. Now most people would be just fine with that definition, but not this guy. Socrates has to be a smartass about it and is like "Well jeez, Man. That's not a definition, that's an example." (Note: that is not an actual quote)

Anywho, I guess he's right, that is more of an example than a definition, so the guy gives him another definition. This time he says that holiness is what the gods love. Socrates, being the smartass he is, is like "Okay, well, if holiness is what all gods love, then how come the gods still had arguments about virtues n' stuff?" (Note: this is not an actual quote either)

Alright, so, he does have a point. Going by their views of the gods, that definition doesn't really make sense either. But then it's this third rebuttal that got to me. Euth-a-lama-ding-dong adds some more BS that doesn't really make any sense to his second definition, saying "what some of the god's love or what some of them hate is either both or neither." It's then that Socrates asks "Is the holy loved by the God’s because it is holy or holy because it is loved by the Gods?"

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No. Freaking philosophy. Forget you, Socrates. You were just a guy who got too much credit for being a little smarter than the other idiots who were alive during the time.

15 comments:

  1. That's one way of looking at it and probably the right way as well....

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  2. That's very interesting, my teacher taught me he was a great man, but your post changed that!

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    1. Did your teacher teach you that he - your teacher - was a great man? ;)

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    2. Randy, you mean you're not teaching and preaching that you yourself are a great man? :PPPP Who can build a better monument to yourself, than yourself :)

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  3. can't stand philosophy. I wonder how I didn't die during High School when we had to learn philosophy and all those pompous people beating around the bush.

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  4. Euth-a-lama-ding-dong is all I have to say.

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  5. LOL rama lama ding dong I would rather say. Yeah philosphy is a bunch of junk, it can just go round and round and round, no point to it.

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  6. Oh Socrates. Always the smartass. Even when he was on trial, he just couldn't resist...

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  7. Actually I think the last question was pretty profound.

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  8. Those philosophers always thought they were sooo superior.

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  9. This made me lol! I did philosophy in college, was the easiest exam I've ever sat. You just had to question the purpose and existence of EVERYTHING.

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  10. But he is smart in a sense that he knows he is smarter than others, and he uses that to his advantage.

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