The Evolution of Western Philosophy

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The Evolution of Western Philosophy

Thanks to: Raha Talebinejad

Sep.12, 2007

Socrates (470 BC–399 BC), the ancient Greek philosopher, says:

To be is to do!

And Plato (428/427 BC–348/347 BC), another ancient Greek philosopher, says:

To do is to be!

which is also repeated by the French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 –1980).

However, it was Frank Sinatra, the American 20th century philosopher (sorry, I meant singer!), who tops them all by saying:

Do be do be do!

If you don’t believe it listen to the end of Sinatra’s famous song called:

Strangers in the night

(For other video songs of Frank Sinatra see the links at the end.)

And here are some other relevant quotes:

To be or not to be. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.) Rene Descartes

I am. God

God is dead! Nietzsche

Nietzsche is dead! God

Reference:

What’s the Big To-Do?

Selected Video Songs of Frank Sinatra:

May way

Fly me to the moon

New York

It was a very good year

I have got you under my skin

Autumn Leaves

About Raha:

(Raha Talebinejad is a member of Shirin Science Center and an FBI girl.)

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