[lit-ideas] Re: Spot the philosopher

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:41:09 -0800

> Here's a (perhaps) interesting quiz: given the following six possibilities (3
> philosophers, 3 not) which are the following weere said by which and by who?
> Options:
> 1. Prince Phillip
> 2. Karl Popper
> 3. Freud
> 4. J.S. Bach
> 5. Wittgenstein
> 6. Adolf Hitler

> A. "We tend to take the speech of a Chinese for inarticulate gurgling".


> B. `Reading the Socratic dialogues one has the feeling: what a frightful
> waste of time! What's the point of these arguments that prove nothing and
> clarify nothing?`

Prince Phillip

> C. `I really do think with my pen, because my head often knows nothing about
> what my hand is writing.`

J. S. Bach

> D. `Rousseau's character has something Jewish about it.`

Freud [Hitler?]

> E. `Within the history of the peoples' of Europe the history of the Je[w]s is
> not treated as circumstancially as their intervention in European affairs
> would actually merit, because within this history they are experienced as a
> sort of disease, an anomaly, and no one wants to put a disease on the same
> level as normal life.`

A. Hitler [Freud?]

> F. `A proposition has sense only if I know what is the case if it is false.`

Karl ('Pops') Popper. [Prince Phillip?]

Robert Paul
The Reed Institute
(Just guessing, really...)

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