History of Philosophy RAP ~ Rucka Rucka Ali

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Reactor : So youre an educational channel now?

Lil' Nap : Who would win? 15 years of study or A video of length 6:40

I don't deserve subs : I came here to laugh but I ended up learning a lot too

The Major : Ayn Rand is hot shit, selfishness is a virtue, remember that kids. Remember it well. Because nothing is worth anything if you don't gain personally from it. However know that gain is not only monetary, it's emotional and physical as well as financial and environmental. AKA it's man's selfish reasons to gain friends, money, love, a better self, self esteem, fulfillment and everything else that anyone might think is good for them. A baker selling his bread for a dollar and making 400% in interest on it, survives on his selfishness, while the person buying the bread can feed themselves, thus both parties have gained from the transaction.One man's selfish need to not be hungry, and another man's need to support himself caused a mutual transaction of happiness for both parties.


itsRucka : What did you learn?

Das Nordkönig-Bergentrückung : And to be fair it wasn’t Nietzsche that inspired Nazis, that was his sister who corrupted and rewrote his philosophical manuscripts. Ergo, Nazism is a perversion of Nietzsche. ADDENDUM: I actually am studying philosophy as my minor right now, so if anyone with more experience in the field takes issue with the veracity of what I’ve written, or if anyone doubts what sort of authority I have to speak on this topic then I hope you realize I’m not entirely lacking in authority.

Zarathustra : >No Archimedes getting slumped by the Romans >No Diogenes shouting at Plato from a pot Come on man

Filthy Jim the Internet Peasant : Rand is commoner dribble

Piece of Prussian games : A lot of this is wrong in all homesty

Quaglium Quagnarr : PBS Kids ain't got nothin' on this right here!

Indy Jones : That's a poor understanding of Nietzsche .. but he's a distraction. Rand never had a philosophy that could work for those with an IQ under 90 .. which is a HUGE portion of the world. They also don't really have a place in the objectivity utopia. Perhaps you don't like Nietzsche's word "slave" (which was metaphoric) but the point is true -- but someone with a 63 IQ who can't read has no other choice than to follow the beliefs of others. Rand is absurdly optimistic thinking enough people have the innate tools to hammer out their own epistemology ...

Sante Paulus : Nothing about Janusz Korwin-Mikke, the greatest philosopher.

PINKYCULTURE : I'm 19 seconds in. Please don't be an ayn rand shill video.

Björn Gunnar : Actually Nietzsche didn't inspire the Nazis, It was his sister when she took and changed his work after Nietzsche lost the ability to think and take care of himself due to sickness.


silly sailor : I learned more from this than the semester of history of philosophy I took at uni. Not sure if that says more about Ruka or me.

Gregory Bogosian : You got a lot of things wrong. 1. This stuff about the Renaissance and the Dark Ages is all predicated on the statement that the middle ages were an age of ignorance compared to what came before. That isn't true. The Greeks didn't know how to make a Stirrup. The Romans didn't know the quadratic formula. Europe was less advanced than the Muslim world at the time. But still ahead of pre-Christian Europe. 2. You really are not being fair to Marx and Nietzsche. Marx believed that reality and reason were harmonious. His primary doctrine was that if you applied logic and reason to the study of history and economics, then it is obvious that the socialist revolution is both inevitable and desirable. The Nazis' borrowed the term "ubermensch" from Nietzsche. But their actual doctrines were opposites. Nietzsche believed that there is no God, no truth, and the only real thing is will to power, the will to expand your own self-hood. The Nazis believed that that God and Truth both existed and were both expressed in scientific racism. They thought that if you looked at the scientific and historical facts honestly, that it was obvious that the Aryan race was objectively superior to all other races. 3. the dichotomy between science and philosophy that you set up only makes sense if you ignore the philosophy of science. People like Karl Popper and Thomas Kunn have been trying to integrate science and philosophy for over a century at this point. You can't pronounce them a failure without seriously engaging with their work.

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Fabius Maximus : A lovely attempt, but quite incorrect about its narrative. The dark ages weren't because of Augustine's "cementing " of Platonic thought, is was despite it. Plato's forms are a large portion necessary for reason. Otherwise, it's more reasonable.

Gary Sanders : (((Must have their reasons...))) Jokes!

Glumo : Ayn Rand died on welfare, let that sink in

G.I. JOE RO : This is by far the greatest piece of edutainment on the planet at this moment in time and we'll live forever and ever amen I bless it amen! I love you

Blitzkrieg : Bet most people learned more about Philosophy here than in school.

chriram97 : Well, this was completely unexpected and totally awesome

Ethan Stadel : Mandatory schooling makes you let want to learn less they should make you want to learn

Lets Play Skeledragon9 : Still better than an actual school

lherrebout : One small thing: the fat statue of Buddha is Dainichi, the Great Sun Buddha. The Indian prince / philosopher who founded Buddhism is Shakyamuni Buddha (the historical Buddha).

GenericDreamers : 'Alleged men of science invoking their emotions. Shoulda had Bill 'Gender is a Spectrum' Nye all up in there but other than that, magnificent job here.

Dark Eccentric : Hell yeah its my man Rucka

Pierce Faron : Rucka Rucka Ali is a libertarian. After all these years it makes sense now. Also in some other videos hes showed signs of browsing /b/. Do you guys think he comments on /pol/? The only thing wrong with complete indivisualism like he promotes is that it is against human nature. As humans we like to be part of something better whether it be a religion political party or even an online faction. This is why I think fascism is the best system. It brings all the people of a country together (possibly by force) but th eoutcome is people are happy. This worked in Spain, South america, Italy and Germany during Mussolini and Hitler's leadership which actually improved the country in peacetime. Even in ancient rome Julius Caesar was a fascist disctator and everyone loved him where he improved the state by force. Also 4chan are smart people acting like retards. Plebbit are retards acting smart.

martindude : Well I'll be damned, a Rucka rap that was actually quite serious. And it was good too. What the fuck happened?

M B : Ayn Rand's philosophy is basically Rational Selfishness. Reason most intellectual professors do not accept it is because it contradicts most things from philosophy. If her philosophy was implemented into society we would be much worse off. But then again we might be subconsciously living our lives accordingly to it these day's. Food of thought

Nick Arauz : How much studying and time of editing did he spend on this 6:40 minute video...

Reino 30 : Enough gettin *Fs*

Kyle Kemp : What about the existentialist tho?

RockCastle : ''History of philosophy'' of an objectivist who evidently has not read the philosophers he talks about.

GD Gabiola652 : Just as I finish my first semester of college and understood nothing the teacher talked about in philosophy, you taught me more in 7 minutes than she did in 3 months.

that stoop : What about diogenes

Robert Hall : History of the crusades rap next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MetaTeoria : Didn't even mention Jordan Peterson in this video... --feel kind of triggered--

Diamond Eyeball : You should make a parody of Uma Thurman by fallout boy

twentysecondnomad : selfishness aint moral

Nuance Bro : I still don't understand the opposition to Kant. Do you think the Categorical imperative is bad?

dankmeme boy : Nietzsche wasn't wrong though. Also, he never said anything about jews or race for that matter. He was talking about mental development, not about some kind of superior race that's predestined to be better at things. Saying that Nietzsche created ideas that would inspire nazis is just ignorant, since they only mentioned him because he was german. And if someone is german, not a communist, not a jew and well respected, then obviously, hitler would use that persons success as propaganda.

TheJadeFist : Ayn Rand just wanted to subvert the goyim into believing a pointless libertarianism, so that those who opposed tyranny and governmental over reach would be too busy trying to dismantle any thing that actually had the to stand against it.

Leander Jac : Dafuq. I aint coming here to learn. Bamboozled again

Marcus Tullius Cicero : Instrumental?

devbyrd1 : Jaden Smith and Kanye West are the greatest philosophers of our, no; ALL TIME

Owen Treadgold : I’ve been educated