Thursday, May 04, 2006

Philosophical Action Figures

Why didn't I think of this? The wisdom of this idea (in the Logos sense of the term as developed by Heraclitus rather than in the Hegelian dialectic of reason/irrationality) is so apparent.

Get 'em right here.

I'm particularly fond of Awful Augustine.

4 comments:

e said...

These are great!
Thanks for unleashing them upon us. The HPS dept. at Notre Dame is even now designing the companion set for William Whewell, J. S. Mill, Darwin, Herbert Spencer, Lord Rutherford, Kelvin, Davy Faraday, and Bob Sieger.

All with special vehicles.
And Destro.
Or Serpentor, who will have the DNA of all these great thinkers embedded within him. But will probably wet the bed.

Fred Kohn said...

I'll never forget the day Rene Descartes died. I was having coffee with him when the waitress came by and asked him if he wanted more. He said, "I think not" and immediately vanished.

Andy Whitman said...

Immmanuel Kant was a real piss ant
Who was very rarely stable
Heidegger, Heidegger
Was a boozy beggar
Who'd drink you under the table
David Hume could out consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel

Ohhhh... there's nothin' Nietzche couldn't teach ya
About the raisin' of the wrist
And Socrates himself was permanently pissed

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
Thought Shanty was particularly ill
Plato, they say, could stick it away
half a crate a whiskey, everyday
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
And Hobbes was fond of his dram
Rene Descartes was a drunken fart
"I drink therefore I am"
-- Monty Python, "The Philosopher's Drinking Song"

Mark K said...

embibo ergo sum