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12 Renderings: Philosophers by MrVorhias 12 Renderings: Philosophers by MrVorhias
Had my "Philosophy of Human Nature" class on my mind when I decided to do this, which I enjoyed, I guess because it's fun to caricature historical figures than anything else.

Pictured here from left to right by rows, and what contribution they made, plus any comments I have.:

Row 1:

Karl Marx - Communism

Ayn Rand - Objectivism, also wrote the book Atlas Shrugged, and became the wet dream of Libertarians everywhere.

Thomas Aquinas - Theory of Analogy

Row 2:

Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason

Friederich Nietzche - The Übermensch, also famously coined the phrase "God is dead" and inspired a line of irritating Christian response T-Shirts. ("Nietzche is dead")

Confucius - His teachings were the basis of Confucianism, and inspired a number of bad jokes made by frats.

Row 3:

Harriet Martineau - Wrote many books on mesmerism and feminism.

Daniel Dennett - Modern-day Atheist Philosopher.

Rene DeCartes - Dualism, also famously said "I think therfore I am." Dunno why I gave him such a happy looking grin, though.

Row 4:

W.E.B. Du Bois - Pan-Africanism

Ludwig Wittgenstein - Analytic Philosophy

Socrates - The Socratic Method, Ethics in general. He looks very sad the way I drew him, doesn't he? Every picture I've seen of him (In statue form) he always looks kinda down.

I guess because he's gonna get poisoned later.

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Why do I get the feeling that this is gonna lead up into some sort of ridiculous reality TV show now in the vein of The Surreal Life?
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Heidesee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Did Martineau also write about mesmerism?
I'm very interested in that topic.
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Ophios Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
you forgot to point out that Ayn Rand invented the mary sue.
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MrVorhias Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Actually I didn't know that. :'

I'm lunrneeng!
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pro-mole Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Only backdraft of my part: Nietzche needs more 'stache. He's not even near of looking like a damn human walrus... =P
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laughingman19 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
How Mr. Vorhias? How can you not include Bobby Henderson (the founder of Pastafarianism) in your collage of philosophy? :shakefist:
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violett-violett Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Nice idea, although they all seem to look evil somehow...
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MrVorhias Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Even Socrates?
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violett-violett Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Well, he also looks sad, as you mentioned in the description, but to me he's got something evil too... Maybe it's his eyebrows.
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Zolem Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
You forgot Budah, another philosopher who sparked a religion much like Confucious.
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Frost-Lock Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Student Digital Artist
You forgot the greatest philosopher of all: Kevin Dubrow!!
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MrVorhias Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
:iconmarionoplz: :iconnooplz:
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Frost-Lock Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Enough about your promiscuous mother, Hermes!
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