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13653985 No.13653985 [Reply] [Original]

Are their any well known philosophers that didn't go to a Ivy League/Historical College? Every where I look I see big name colleges or for Europeans, a university with looong history and tons of names birthed from it in the past.

Me being from NA and not having a perfect GPA/SAT/ACT scores I would never be able to set foot in a Ivy League without some amazing made up sob story in my essay.

>> No.13654029

Stop fucking fetishizing this shit, I am a PhDfag at an Ivy and I literally grade these people's papers and 95% of them are less intelligent and worldly than your average /lit/ poster

Go read about Hamann in Berlin's Roots of Romanticism or some shit

>> No.13654049

>>13653985
>ruins chances
>blames others

>> No.13654060
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He went to Essex Uni

>> No.13654067

>>13654060
Makes sense he’s a meme and a retard

>> No.13654255

>>13653985
After a person becomes famous his uni gets more famous and donations cause ure pretty much a schmart guy for going to same school where everything was happening, plus u mighta saw him once or twice

>> No.13654454

>>13654067
In a century, Land will be just as influential and infamous as Nietzsche, Stirner and Heidegger are today.

>> No.13654673

>>13654454
In other words, only read by dumb and edgy teenagers?

>> No.13654686

>>13654255
this

>> No.13654850

>>13653985
Stephen Law was a postman or something when he first got published. I think he should start a band with Yitang Zhang.

>> No.13654983

>>13653985
College isn't what it used to be. There have been large changes in the last 70 years.

>> No.13654986

>>13654983
like what

>> No.13654999

>>13654983
this, higher education is a shadow of what it was. it’s a shitty mass institution for babysitting brainlets now

>> No.13655018

>>13654986
Ever since it has been particularly productive from a capitalistic perspective to educate the population, education has been commoditized and has been used more as a signalling of certain attributes that make one a good worker (e.g. conscientiousness, IQ, agreeableness, the ability to do paperwork) than any sort of "thinker". It is used by the industry as a qualification that you can do a job. Academia has been ruined, and it is evidenced by the hoards of mongrels that you see in education today. The fact that there are more women in college than men is evidence via the variability hypothesis wrt IQ that intellectualism is dead in universities in general. Only small cliques of the autiste survive. It seems like all true intellectualism happens in ones freetime.

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>>13654454
imagine believing this

>> No.13655041

>>13653985
Name one good philosopher alive today.

>> No.13655051

>>13655041
see >>13654060

>> No.13655072

>>13655051
yikes.
see>>13655035

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>>13655051
If accelerationists can't into memes how can they ever judge good or bad philosophy?

>> No.13655111

>>13655080
Accelerationists are autists

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>>13655111
Checked and agreed.

>> No.13655308

>>13655111
and thats a GOOD thing

>> No.13655736

>>13654060
He went to warwick uni

>> No.13655742

>>13655736
he worked at warwick but studied at essex

>> No.13656239

>>13654060
Still smarter than most Oxbridge grads

>> No.13657818

>>13654029
retard

>> No.13657833

I can't think of any. I'm having a similar issue. I want nothing more than to be a highly regarded academic, yet I lack the credentials to attend an institution of sufficient prestige.

Hopefully I can do enough to get in by the time I'm in my mid thirties, and I will keep trying until I am physically incapable of doing so.

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13657834

Well since college has become more of a necessity rather than s gathering place of intellectuals looking to expand their knowledge on certain topics where is the new watering hole for people in pursuit of knowledge?

>> No.13657880

>>13653985
Herackitus
Socrates
Plato
Lao Tzu
Robert Andrew Wilson

>> No.13657889

>>13655111
They're technically Chinese

>> No.13658253

>>13654454
>Stirner
>comparing Stirner, literally who, with them

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>>13656239

>> No.13658336

>>13657834
nooo cute anime girl don't die!

>> No.13658479

>>13657834
the literature board on 4channel

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>>13655308
Apparently

>> No.13658566

>>13653985
Enlist in the military, explore ways to get to selection for a SOF unit. Ideally this will be in writing in your enlistment contract but if it's not you're not 100% screwed. Toward the end of your contract apply to Columbia at the School of General Studies, it's an undergraduate college for nontraditional students and their admission criteria look more at what you've done with your life than at high school GPA or test scores, and they love veterans. GS students go to all the same classes as Columbia College students and when you graduate your degree says Columbia University just like theirs. If you're too much of a pussy to enlist or to pass selection then figure out something else impressive you can do. You're welcome.

>> No.13659552

>>13657834
voat

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