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The Original Thinkers Thread

 
 
Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2011 11:48 am
Not a brilliant title, but I wanted to make a thread where people can list thinkers they find original in today's intellectual climate. I wanted to get away from the ones already cannonised and perhaps try and list people not every A2k-er would have heard of (Einstein/Barthes/Sontag and the like). These can be academics, journalists, tv personalities, anyone.

I'll go first, I think this lady is fantastic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Haraway
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solipsister
 
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Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2011 05:46 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
First we cannonise them, then we shoot them down.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2011 01:42 am
@solipsister,
Sometimes the reverse is true.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2011 07:06 pm
@solipsister,
Quote:
cannonise

Brilliantly ambiguous mispelling Sol!
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 06:21 am
Well this thread fell flat on it's face didn't it.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 07:00 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
Quote:
Well this thread fell flat on it's face didn't it.

Which might indicate that there are no original thinkers out there today; or, perhaps it means there isn't an intellectual climate out there.
Maybe even both are true.
The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 04:00 pm
@Sturgis,
There totally is! Or where I am there is at least, which isn't really that unexpected.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 05:13 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
I've kept watching this thread but I haven't nominated anyone because I tend to like/admire particular ideas - but that doesn't mean I admire all the ideas of the originator.

But don't give up PQ - I'm interested to see what people admire.
spendius
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 06:14 pm
@hingehead,
Homer was an original thinker. Where he got the idea from that men who chased after women had become detached from their wits I can't imagine.
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