Limericks Concerning Philosophers

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Limericks Concerning Philosophers

Post by mikesutton161 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:43 pm

Limericks Concerning Philosophers

A Scottish agnostic called Hume
Pondered cause and effect in his room
He could see, on reflection
No causal connection
And he carried that view to his tomb

An enlightenment thinker called Kant
Said, “It’s not good to rave or to rant
For it’s quite clear that reason’s
The flavour this season”
You can see he was no sycophant

In Athens, a fellow called Plato
Was reckoned a real hot potato
His academy school
Was rated so cool
They were queuing right out of the gate-o

A bad tempered German called Schopenhauer
Was sure that the will was the root of power
His friends said: “Hey, Arthur
Don’t get in a lather
Chill out and come down from your ivory tower

At LSE, good Dr Popper
Had a thought that was really a whopper
He said: “Refutation’s
The only foundation
For proof.” And that’s quite a show stopper

As a young academic, Fred Niezsche
Was an anti-religionist teacher
When he said: “God is dead”
Many people saw red
But others said: “Fred, pleased to meetcha”

In Paris, the great Jean-Paul Sartre
Was famed from Orsay to Montmartre
The life existential
He thought quite essential
Just like “My Way” as sung by Sinatra

A French chap called Rene Descartes
Was at modern philosophy’s start
He thought body and mind
Were in some way combined
But God stopped them from falling apart

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Re: Limericks Concerning Philosophers

Post by Breath » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:11 am

mikesutton161 wrote:Limericks Concerning Philosophers

A Scottish agnostic called Hume
Pondered cause and effect in his room
He could see, on reflection
No causal connection
And he carried that view to his tomb

An enlightenment thinker called Kant
Said, “It’s not good to rave or to rant
For it’s quite clear that reason’s
The flavour this season”
You can see he was no sycophant

In Athens, a fellow called Plato
Was reckoned a real hot potato
His academy school
Was rated so cool
They were queuing right out of the gate-o

A bad tempered German called Schopenhauer
Was sure that the will was the root of power
His friends said: “Hey, Arthur
Don’t get in a lather
Chill out and come down from your ivory tower

At LSE, good Dr Popper
Had a thought that was really a whopper
He said: “Refutation’s
The only foundation
For proof.” And that’s quite a show stopper

As a young academic, Fred Niezsche
Was an anti-religionist teacher
When he said: “God is dead”
Many people saw red
But others said: “Fred, pleased to meetcha”

In Paris, the great Jean-Paul Sartre
Was famed from Orsay to Montmartre
The life existential
He thought quite essential
Just like “My Way” as sung by Sinatra

A French chap called Rene Descartes
Was at modern philosophy’s start
He thought body and mind
Were in some way combined
But God stopped them from falling apart
Bloody good :D

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