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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 1. History of Philosophy

[general ideas about the history of philosophy]

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The history of philosophy is just experiments in how to do philosophy [Novalis]
All philosophies presuppose their historical moment, and arise from it [Feuerbach]
He who is ignorant of the history of philosophy is doomed to repeat it [Santayana, by MacIntyre]
The history of philosophy only matters if the subject is a choice between rival theories [Wittgenstein]
The history of philosophy is an agent of power: how can you think if you haven't read the great names? [Deleuze]
We can only learn from philosophers of the past if we accept the risk of major misrepresentation [Wright,C]
Philosophy consists of choosing between Plato, Aristotle and Democritus [Pasnau]
Original philosophers invariably seek inspiration from past thinkers [Pasnau]