Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Philosophers have beards

A couple of the 4th Century BC's greatest philosophers:


Plato

Aristotle

A couple of the 20th Century AD's greatest philosophers:


Lewis

Kripke


Ideas may advance, but beards remain in vogue.

6 comments:

  1. Peculiarly striking resemblances...

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  2. Tom, you should join the P.W.B society (Philosophers without beards) not to be confused with the P.W.B society (Philosophers WITH beards) :)

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    1. Before there is any obvious noting that they are the same, I did write intentionally in an attempt to be funny!

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    2. Haha don't worry - I chuckled :)

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  3. Salve Tom! So, a philosopher without a beard is like a chair without a seat? What about Arete of Cyrene?

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    1. Or, indeed, Hypatia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia

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