Who is the most surgically precise philosopher you have read?

Who is the most surgically precise philosopher you have read? I'm talking crystal clear seeing through to the bottom of a lake precise. Preferably a native English writer. Or is the English language incapable of such precision and clarity?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    David Benatar

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      please serious replies only

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Husserl

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what is the most surgically precise telescope to look at blurry pictures

    anon, I...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we're not looking at blurry pictures tho so the sharper the telescope the better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even your analogy is off because some telescopes would be able to make the blurry picture more perceptible than others.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        a more powerful telescope doesn't make fundamentally blurry images any less blurry anon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes but they would be able to parse the image somewhat. Ie a bad telescope would actually make the image even blurrier.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            what difference would it make then, when both telescopes still can't tell you what you're looking at?

            there is bad philosophy, and there is really bad philosophy, i agree. but why bother with even trying to view a blurry picture in the material realm instead of deducing its properties abstractly with what we know by it -- now this would then be surgically precise, independent of any telescope quality

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ayn Rand (PBUH)

      only important as a predecessor to Ayn Rand (PBUH), irrelevant otherwise

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        unironically this. Ayn Rand is extremely precise in the way she uses words. She has stated that for every single one of the 600,000 words of Atlas Shrugged, she could explain the reason why she chose it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >She has stated that for every single one of the 600,000 words of Atlas Shrugged, she could explain the reason why she chose it.
          Can't tell if you're ridiculing her or not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >preferably a native English writer

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ayer but he’s a science cuck so it’s easier

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically C.S. Lewis.
    Say what you want but if it's clarity of thought and articulation you want he's got it. He doesn't hide or obscure anything or treat the subjects he writes on as if they're hazy or esoteric. There's a reason he was able to succeed as one of the greatest authors of children's fantasy - he knows how to communicate big things to a small level.
    Now you might disagree entirely with what he thinks but that really isn't the question asked.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hume, Hobbes, Marx Le Bon, Habermas, Rawls.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Le Bon was a social psychologist though

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hitler. 10/10 bullzeyed8mst everything.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At a certain point precision becomes an obstacle to seeing because it gets lost in the weeds and becomes fricking dull. Most of analytic philosophy falls for this disaster.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buddha
    Darwin
    UG Krishnamurti

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kant is the answer, and yes, English lacks such precision and clarity.
    When you first read the Critique of Pure Reason it is almost impossible to understand anything he says, but once you start getting the handle of the tecnical vocabulary - and especially, once you decide that you're going to read EXTREMELY slow, at the rate of about 10 pages per day to examine closely, Kant is absolutely crystal clear - and it will expand your philosophical horizons whether you agree with him or not.
    Many continental philosophers tried to follow in his footsteps by setting a vocabulary that defines itself through a book; Kant is probably the only one who managed to do this with 99% accuracy and coherence.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I’m gonna have to disagree with you there

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kripke. Only problem is that you may not particularly care about the subject matter to which he's applying that precison.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kripke got BTFO by Rosenberg

      >The principal claims advanced in Saul Kripke's classic 1972 work, Naming and Necessity, quickly acquired the status of largely uncontested tenets in the philosophy of language and logic. Jay Rosenberg belongs to the minority of scholars who have maintained a more skeptical attitude towards Kripke's work. In Beyond Formalism, he draws attention to significant problems implicit in Kripke's views regarding necessity, reference, and belief.
      Following his analysis of the shortcomings of both "descriptivist" and "causal-historical" approaches to nominal reference, the author sketches his own "epistemic" account of proper names. In Rosenberg's view, names should not be understood as devices for empirically relating language users, but as instruments for structuring the transmission and accumulation of descriptive content, issuing from various forms of inquiry, within a linguistic community.
      Rosenberg concludes with a critical reassessment of widely accepted views regarding the relationships among natural languages, mathematical formalisms, and philosophical commitments. The culmination of twenty years' reflection, Beyond Formalism is an original and sophisticated book of importance to both philosophers and linguists.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        fricked up your greentext, not reading. reddit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ok. I don't care. reddit.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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