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PHILOSOPHY PUZZLE # 15

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Thus spoke... who?

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The five passages below are from famous philosophical texts. Well, not exactly – they are only approximate paraphrases of the original texts (so you cannot identify them with an Internet search engine). How many philosophers can you identify?

PHILOSOPHER 1
Years ago I noticed that many of the things which I believed to be true were in fact false. As a result, everything that I based on these beliefs was questionable. And once I realized this, I decided that I should get rid of all my beliefs and opinions, and construct my knowledge from the beginning on a firm foundation.

PHILOSOPHER 2
A human being is like a rope that is stretched between an animal and a noble person. He is a process – the process of dangerous crossing, a dangerous not-yet, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous shaking and stopping. What is great in the human being is that he is a bridge and not a goal. What can be loved in him is that he is in transition.

PHILOSOPHER 3
What do I mean when I say that my existence comes before my essence? I mean that first of all I exist – I appear in the world, and only afterwards I define myself. A person cannot be defined, because at the beginning he is nothing. Only afterwards he will be something, and...

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