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Mar 24 2014 21:43
Overrated Philosophers

I'd never heard of March Madness before but I thought this was fun.

On critical-theory.com they have March Madness: The Overrated Philosophers Bracket

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March Madness is a special time of the year for sports fan, as 68 of the best college basketball teams go head to head for 3 weeks in one of the world’s last bastions of legally sanctioned slavery. While the NCAA’s March Madness tournament will pull in over $1 billion in ad revenue, fellow philosophers and mal-adjusted intellectual types will mostly look on as confusion as frat boys yell and scream at barroom televisions.
In the spirit of March Madness, we present our own bracket, to determine once and for all who is the most overrated philosopher. It’s like the opposite of a regular bracket, because when philosophers win, they lose.

Please note, inclusion on the initial match-ups are not indicative of which philosophers are, in fact, overrated. That is for democracy to decide.

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Mar 24 2014 22:14

I think we all know Slavoj Zizek is going to win this one. He'll pull out in front with a landslide.

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Mar 24 2014 22:27

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Mar 24 2014 22:30

Oh man, this should be like Celebrity Deathmatch, with each round animated by Omen. Did you notice round one features Chomsky vs. Kropotkin?

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An Affirming Flame wrote:
Oh man, this should be like Celebrity Deathmatch, with each round animated by Omen. Did you notice round one features Chomsky vs. Kropotkin?

That was pretty much unfair to Chomsky to be placed against Kropotkin. It would have made sense to place him against Zizek, since, after all, the two of them did have that intellectual feud a while back ago. I mean, that's how it works out in wrestling. Two dudes feud with words, they hit each other (from behind) in the back locker rooms, and then their given a match to settle it once and for all.

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Mar 25 2014 00:58

sort of like these stupid videos

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Mar 25 2014 09:17

Althusser

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Mar 25 2014 12:34

Deleuze.

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Mar 25 2014 12:47

Why is there no, Heraclitus? What a smug bastard! I'd punch him on the nose if I ever met him.

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Mar 25 2014 12:47

Fred Dibner.

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Mar 25 2014 14:20

Semi finals:

Deleuze vs. Gramsci
Heidegger vs. Foucault

Finals:

Gramsci vs. Heidegger

Stalinists and Nazis will beat the postyies, and eventually the Nazis will win.

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Mar 25 2014 14:59

Nietzsche

https://archive.org/stream/TheCompleteWorksOfFriedrichNietzschevol.17-Ec...

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Mar 25 2014 14:55

Stirner

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Mar 25 2014 14:55

Fichte

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Mar 25 2014 15:00

Glucksmann

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Mar 25 2014 15:01

any most underrated philosophers?

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Mar 25 2014 15:03

Popper

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Mar 25 2014 15:03

Klages

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Mar 25 2014 17:35

Goddamn, there's a lot of wannabe's in that list.

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Mar 25 2014 17:36
Entdinglichung wrote:
Althusser

Haha, does anyone like ol' Althusser? It seems every time I hear his name spoken it's to show how shit he is.

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Mar 25 2014 18:52

appearantly people think Negri is more overrated than Althusser! Well, obviously democracy is overrated:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u5NTA7TGqI

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Mar 25 2014 18:55
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any most underrated philosophers?

Dietzgen.

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Mar 25 2014 18:56
Entdinglichung wrote:
Popper

definitely overrated

also overrated is/are the dude(s) who wrote the bible.

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Mar 25 2014 18:59

I think it's clear that in philosophy, the most underrated is Aristotle, no matter how highly he's rated and everybody else except maybe Carlos Fuentes is overrated. What? Fuentes is a write not a philosopher? Exactly.

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Mar 25 2014 19:01

under read

marx

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Mar 26 2014 11:07

Marx

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Mar 26 2014 13:57

I'd take Chomsky over Kropotkin. Just sayin'

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Mar 26 2014 15:56

Hakim Bey

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Mar 26 2014 17:25

Jeremy Clarkson

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Mar 26 2014 17:48

Tyler Durden - overrated

The Dude - underrated

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Mar 26 2014 20:15

next round (of 32) is here: http://www.critical-theory.com/the-round-of-32-the-overrated-philosopher...