0. Thales, the first known Greek thinker, reasoned that there was one originary substance, and that this was...water. ("You're all wet" is thus the earliest philosophic position.)
1. Plato characterized his contemporary, Diogenes of Sinope, as "Socrates gone mad." Alexander the Great, taught by Aristotle, asked to meet Diogenes. Alexander reportedly asked, "What may I do for you?" Diogenes replied, "Stand out of my sunlight." (This may be a philosophy of chutzpah.)
2. Pythagoras taught that the Universe is built of numbers. https://phys.org/news/2018-09-hidden-prime-crystal-like-materials.html
3. Schopenhauer kept a succession of poodles, each of which he named "Atma," the Sanskrit word for "inner Self;" in an Aristotelian sense, Schopenhauer believed each poodle expressed "poodle." (Schopenhauer's nickname for each "Atma" was "Butz." (Go figure.))
4. Rene Descartes' first romantic relationship was with a girl who had slightly crossed eyes. Thereafter, for many years, Descartes was primarily attracted to women with crossed eyes. After some time, he realized what was going on, and cured himself by recognizing his irrationality.
5. Soren Kierkegaard believed that his family was accursed of God, as that was what his father had told him.
6. Immanuel Kant took a regular daily walk of one hour, and conducted a very orderly life in most every respect.
7. Friedrich Nietzsche was for a time a strict fruitarian (except for steak at breakfast).
The Path of the Higher Self;
Light Is a Living Spirit;
The Most Holy Trinosophia;
A Dweller on Two Planets;
The Star of Redemption.
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