Who is the most important thinker/author of the last 1000 years and why is it Voltaire?

Who is the most important thinker/author of the last 1000 years and why is it Voltaire?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [insert Mozart quote]

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Henlo.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The only good answer, honestly.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You misspelled Kierkegaard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The only good answer, honestly.

      lol
      lmao, even

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Who would you say instead?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically Nietzsche. The ideas he proposed express liberation from themselves. It's the kind of moronic bullshit that's actually super smart and made Socrates the dopest frickin' guy on the block.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dopest
      Two different definitions for that word

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >H
    >R
    >E
    Why do frenchoids shit their pants in happines hearing this cope quote?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      an attempt to cope over the revolution being an irrecoverable net loss for their people

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Kings of France were continuously frustrated by the primacy of the Emperors, but were never able to question it, even though they did object to the fact that the King of the Romans would similarly outrank them. The quest for higher status partly explains why the French kings sought the Imperial crown at the 1519 imperial election and again at the 1658 imperial election. As it happened, both attempts were unsuccessful.
      Still coping that a HRE title equivalent of “Prince” outranked them in the order of precedence

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    objectively Bacon and Newton

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's Newton and if you disagree then you're a pseud.

      Voltaire is based, but it is Newton, even if his concept of physics isn't totally applicable outside of the macroscopic universe.

      Newton just made his own formulation of Galileo and Descartes for his theory of physics and built upon Fermat and Leibniz for his contribution to differential calculus. His alchemy and theology is historically irrelevant. The only relevant ideas that can properly be attribued to him is his study of gravitation and some principles on light and colors.
      I would say Bacon, Galileo and Descartes were more important in the genesis of the contemporary world.

      Also St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Thomas Aquinas, Petrarca, Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Rousseau, Voltaire, Kant, Marx are certainly to be accounted.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    like it or not, it's probably Karl Marx

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People will fall for this bait.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's kinda my point. billions of people signed up to his ideas, which is more than nearly everyone else ITT.

        https://i.imgur.com/N7o5pf7.jpeg

        Henlo.

        is a decent shout, mind you

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >billions of people signed up
          Mehh.. Youre kinda stretching it there. its more like a minority burgoise cliche signed up to his ideas and forced billions to sign up for it at gun point. Because in reality that is exactly what happend.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >billions of people signed up to his ideas
          LMFAO commies are something else

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's Newton and if you disagree then you're a pseud.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The answer is objectively Karl Marx and it isn't even close.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Voltaire is based, but it is Newton, even if his concept of physics isn't totally applicable outside of the macroscopic universe.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Voltaire was not a thinker. He was just the equivalent of a blogger/journalist.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most pseud post I have read in a while.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He’s not wrong, THOUGH

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Akira Toriyama? Its from like the 80s

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Voltaire actually worth reading?
    Is he essential reading for some trying to get into French literature?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/MuWyHU3.jpeg

      Who is the most important thinker/author of the last 1000 years and why is it Voltaire?

      Id like to know too. I will eventually read him because I'm obsessed with this time period, but for me Rousseau will likely always be my #1. Love this dude and wish I could have been his true fren

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is trash.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wasn't impressed with Candide, but then again I read it in English

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tom Aquinas.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wrong

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know why people treat Voltaire as a big deal when everything he did, somebody else did better. Diderot and Rousseau were better enlightenment ideologues, Hume was a better skeptic, Gibbon was a better historian, Doctor Johnson a better literary critic. He's only remembered for being the spiritual ancestor of all redditors of the soul.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s because all cosmopolitans are just heirs to Voltaire. If history has any winners, unfortunately it’s him. For now at least.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too many options...

    Euler
    Newton
    Einstein
    Bach
    Shakespeare
    Dante
    Kant
    Hamilton
    Jefferson
    Aquinas
    Turing, or whoever is the father of computing

    (and, although I'm a Christian, I'm surprised no non-Christian has said Darwin—if you believe in evolution, he seems the most obvious choice)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He hasn’t been mentioned because the world is still in denial of Darwin, including those who believe in evolution. The implications of his work won’t settle in fully for a long time

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Roger Bacon, he dragged the West into the experimental physical science domain

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