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Which philosophers have given you the most useful insights to living a meaningful or rewarding life as an atheist or agnostic?

WishYouWereHere 6 Mar 29

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Could Emma Goldman qualify as a philosopher -if so - "If I can t dance I am not coming to your revolution! is my kind of philosophy!

Noam Chomsky is my fave rave too.

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Mine, is Marcus Arileous...even if he was a man! He could have done anything he wanted, but he struggled to be a just person and he worked at it every day!

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At 19, the Power of Myth series, on PBS with Bill Moyers, opened my eyes to all of commonalities between, what I always figured were, man made stories anyway.

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George Carlin

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Irving Yalom - a living existential psychotherapist who wrote some really good books, like Staring at the Sun- Overcoming the Terror of Death, Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept.

Betrand Russell.

Albert Camus

Hermann Hesse - he wasn't acutally a philosopher, but his novels dealt a lot with accepting the shadow material inside us and he wrote beautiful lyrical prose. From Wikipedia: "His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality."

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Kahlil Gibran & Rumi

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Frances Bacon, the primacy of existence,

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Shakyamuni Buddha, f.k.a. Siddhartha Gautama.

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Albert Camus. When we read "The Stranger" in high school I was the only one in the class who got it.

@WishYouWereHere Helped me to understand the concept of existentialism and insight into living in the moment.

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Bertrand Russell

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Any of the Existenialists, Nihilists, Absurdists.

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