Monday, August 18, 2008

Philosophy's Most Memorable Moments

I came across a news article today about television's most memorable moments. These moments will be revealed at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, based on voter input.

While I could care less about TV's most memorable moments, I started thinking about philosophy's most memorable moments - not too hard, mind you, as it's been awhile since I've studied the history of philosophy.

How about when Socrates and Plato first met? When Plato and Aristotle first met? The conversion of Augustine? Anselm coming up with the ontological argument? Aquinas kidnapped by his brothers? Bertrand Russell's famous remark about the universe? ("the universe is just there, and that's all")

Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and others must yield other memorable moments in philosophy, right? What are they?

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