Sunday, August 03, 2008

Does philosophy need bumper stickers?

John Beversluis told me he once considered marketing some philosophy bumper stickers, such as the following:

Concepts without percepts are blind.
Everything is water.
Asses prefer straw to gold.
You can't step into the same river twice.
Monads are windowless.
Are synthetic a priori judgments possible?
Existence precedes essence.
"X (Hegel, Plato, Hume) said it, I believe it, and that settles it."

I suggest this one:

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Any more ideas?

13 comments:

normajean said...

Why is there something rather than nothing at all?

Anonymous said...

Plato Republican

Chad McIntosh said...

I heard Moreland say in a lecture he has one that says "I break for universals".

Love it.

Nathan said...

what about "I'm a philosopher and I vote"?

We've already broken into the t-shirt industry, why not bumper stickers?

Steve Lovell said...

We don't really do bumper stickers in the UK. Maybe a little light profundity is okay in the US, but over we don't like being made to think that hard. So for the UK market ...

If you can read this, then you exist.
Down with Bumper Stickers.
Colourless green ideas sleep furiously.

Steve

Edward T. Babinski said...

I Drive, Therefore I Am.
- Descarte Andretti

Anonymous said...

The unlived life is not worth examining.

Bill Snedden said...

My other car is a Ford or Brown is in Barcelona

exapologist said...

My other car is a Ford or Brown is in Barcelona

;-) I may have to get that one.

Dmitry Chernikov said...

Kant: Lewd Phantasies

Hans said...

Victor's suggestions are excellent.

How about 'My other car is having an existential crisis'

Victor Reppert said...

Actually, most of them are my good friend but philosophical arch-opponent John Beversluis.

Also the originator of both the moniker "argument from desire" and "argument from reason."

Douglas said...

The obvious one is the solipsist bumper sticker:

"Yes. I do think I'm the only person on the road."