Giomyr Faith Requierme
Solipsism is a school of philosophy? It is exemplified by Gorgias' "nothing exists"? Ayn Rand's BS is one of the top 10 "school of philosophy"/ You got to be kidding. Whoever wrote this has no idea what she is talking about.
I like how Objectivism had by far the longest quote. It couldn't not have the longest quote. Say what you will about Ayn Rand, but she was nothing if not verbose.
Anyway, for what it is, it isn't THAT terrible. Some ideas are misrepresented, the ranking is far from objective, etc. But I think it's intended mostly for people who have never before heard of these philosophies, and as an introduction, it does what it is supposed to.
"From the page: Thinkers associated with secular humanism include Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell and Richard Dawkins."
lol Richard Dawkins a thinker?
I frown upon this poor attempt.
Ayn Rand was a sociopath. Remove her nonsense from this list and it's still terrible.
I hope people aren't putting too much stock in what this person has to say, because many of them are entirely wrong.
I don't know if objectivism deserves to be on here.
If nihilists think they are right, wouldn't that constitute a truth?
From the page: Solipsism is often associated with nihilism and materialism
What? Yes, because "nothing exists" is the same as "everything that exists is material" and "life has no meaning."
I think whoever wrote this has too much of a religionist bias to be able to represent philosophical ideas faithfully. Conflating solipsism, materialism, and nihilism is one thing but the description of humanism as upholding "that there is no absolute truth or absolute morality, and that truth, meaning and morality are unique to each person" is just ridiculous.
This has to be one of two things. A: a sick joke, from a warped mind. B. Some one who has no fucking clue about the first thing in philosophy. Given the quality of the writing and the lack of anything funny I'd say the later is true.
Top schools of philosophy.
Epicureanism ahead of utilitarianism? ABSURD
If only for the assertion that "objectivism" is a philosophy, or one of the top ten philosophical schools...