Many of us bloggers philosophize. Some of us are outright professional philosophers, some of us sloppily slip out philosophical claims in the midst of our dairy-like posts, and then there is everything in between. Recently I envisioned a way to simply illustrate two important aspects of philosophical thinking — systematization and knowledge. I have quickly crafted this taxonomy of Philosopher Types which categorizes according to both degrees of systematization and depth of knowledge.
This visual taxonomy goes with the caveat that none of us is just one type of philosopher. We all have different philosophers living in us depending on the time of day, our company and the subject matter. On a good day, I like to think of myself as a solid casual philosopher. However, when I read the smart guys, it makes me feel like that is a bit of an arrogant over-estimation ! 🙂
Questions for readers
- Would you add or correct any categories?
- What axises would you like to see on a philosopher taxonomy chart?
- How do you see yourself when it comes to your blogging philosophy or theology?
Finally, below is a fun video I saw on “Graph Wars” which illustrates the importance of visual thinking — both deceptive and productive uses. It also secretly evangelizes the great Flying Spaghetti Monster (pbuh) and speaks of the infamous pirates.
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HT: Experimental Theology