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Leibniz of the Day

While I had a poll going to pick the next featured philosopher I received this write-in from a reader: Leibniz pleeeease ­čśÇ Ask and ye shall receive: “I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. of the Day

Louis C.K. – “Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.” A reader writes: It’s very likely that you’ve seen this, but I thought I’d share in case you haven’t. I love the one you posted, and this is another favorite. … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. of the Day

After last Friday’s poll, and a most excellent appearance on Conan that same day, Louis C.K. has been selected as the philosopher of the week.┬áThis week will feature clips of Louis CK in his most philosophical moments. Louis C.K. – … Continue reading

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Tao of the Day (with digression)

“Words of truth are not high-sounding; high-sounding words are not the truth.” These two lines are from Chapter 81 of the┬áTao teh Ching, as translated by C. Ganson. There are a number of other translations and this is one chapter … Continue reading

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You Decide: Next Featured Philosopher

I’ve been slacking on the Tao of the Day posts. I’m going to get back on that horse next week. Of course, only some weeks do I do the Tao and other weeks I do other quote sources. They’re all … Continue reading

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Robert Heinlein of the Day

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything … Continue reading

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D.H. Lawrence of the Day

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. Have a comment or question about this post? Send Diogenes an email.

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Siddartha Gautama of the Day

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.   Have a comment or question about this post? Send Diogenes an email.

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Ethics of Cynicism FTW

First let me say that this post [along with a lot of good toilet reading I’ve been doing lately] would not be possible without the excellent Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I read the entry on Cynics this weekend and decided … Continue reading

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Ram Dass of the Day

Treat everyone you meet like God in drag.   Have a comment or question about this post? Send Diogenes an email.

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