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George Berkeley

English Philosopher George Berkeley (1685-1753)

A youtube user, Gottfried Leibniz, comments below this video, “Yet another video on YouTube from an intro to philosophy class where the students deem it necessary to use ‘rap/homie talk’ to make their presentation seem more ‘hip/cool.’ Some advice: it just? makes you sound like an idiot, like every other Philosophy 101 presentation video on YouTube…Sorry!”

Hey, I think the video is funny! George Berkeley instigated the ‘you create your own reality’ move, and so why not dub him to be the first new age philosopher?

The sober approach could be represented–‘fronted’ in rap/homie speak?-by the youtube user posting the entirety of the audio book, A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, in ten minute slices on his YT account.

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