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Post a Comment. Wednesday, February 1, Immanuel Kant was a real pissant. The Philosopher's Song by Monty Python Immanuel Kant was a real pissant Who was very rarely stable Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar Who could think you under the table David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel And Wittgenstein was a beery swine Who was just as sloshed as Schlegel There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya 'Bout the raising of the wrist Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed John Stuart Mill, of his own free will On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill Plato, they say, could stick it away Half a crate of whiskey every day Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle Hobbes was fond of his dram And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart "I drink, therefore I am" Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed A lovely little thinker But a bugger when he's pissed.
But the biggest surprise about this revisionism is that anyone should be surprised. Philosophers are products of their age as much as anyone else. Kant may have written an essay entitled "On the common saying that this might be true in theory but that it does not apply in practice" - arguing that wig-makers deserved the vote - but that need not stop him liking a drink. The philosophical stereotype is a hangover from the monastic age, but there are few philosophers who fit it.
A philosopher is a person who talks about everyday subjects using forms of language which are unintelligible to the average person. If the philosopher can quote other philosophers, preferably long dead ones, who also used impenetrable language — preferably a foreign one, then he will be even more greatly esteemed. Some have said that philosophy is just the process of adding footnotes to Platoothers that Immanuel Kant summed up the entire field in his surname.
Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books and a stage musical as well as launching the members to individual stardom. The group's influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles' influence on music.
Bruces' Philosophers Song Bruces' Song was a popular Monty Python song written by Eric Idlea feature of the group's stage appearances as well as of its recordings, and ostensibly rendered by a number of Australian university lecturers. They were all called Bruce and taught at the University of Woolloomooloo. Woolloomooloo is an inner suburb of Sydney.
Warning: This Entry contains mild swear words and vulgar expressions for drunkenness and drunkards. This Eric Idle song is one of the prime examples of this. The Pythons have said that a thesaurus helped to write the song, as with the 'Dead Parrot Sketch'. In the case of the greatest thinkers of history, they were trying to get as many variations of an inebriated state into one song.
The Bruces are kitted out in khakisslouch hats and a cork hat and are faculty members of the Philosophy Department at the fictional University of Woolamaloo. There is no such place as Woolamaloo in Australia; but Woolloomooloo is an inner suburb of Sydney. There is no university there, although the real-life University of Sydney is not far away.