I’ve repeatedly confessed ignorance about politics. I didn’t major in political science, and have no great political instincts. I majored in philosophy for god’s sake. Philosophy is great for people who like to make grandiose arguments. Plato spoke longingly of “Philosopher Kings.” But today not many politicians care about philosophy. Nor do voters.
Still, can you imagine a State of the Union address given by, say, Frederich Nietzsche? Or better yet, how about a political contest between Nietzsche and Kierkegaard? How would Nietzsche explain his bold claim that ‘God is dead’ to average voters (many of whom believe that religious worship is of paramount importance)? The early poll results would probably favor Kierkegaard.
Obviously, things would get nasty quick. And this short video gives us a sense of how such a political contest might play out.
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Well here’s a pretty good Kierkegaard election ad heh.
That’s great. But I’m sure the real philosopher cat-fights are even nastier.
Yeah, I can see how a little bit of hard core logic inserted into political debates might be refreshing.