Causes of Death for Some of the Great Philosophers!

  1. Thales: Drowning
  2. Parmenides: It wasn’t anything at all
  3. Ockham: Cut while shaving
  4. Russell: Cut while being shaved by one who did not shave himself
  5. Descartes: Stopped thinking
  6. Spinoza: Substance abuse
  7. Leibniz: Monadnucleosis
  8. Darwin: Natural causes
  9. Hume: Unnatural causes
  10. Kant: Transcendental causes (although it was his own idea)
  11. Paley: By design
  12. Heidegger: By Dasein
  13. Meinong: Climbing accident
  14. Neurath: Boating accident
  15. G.E. Moore: By his own hand, obviously
  16. Sheffer: Stroke
  17. Sartre: Nausea
  18. Pascal: Became despondent after losing a wager
  19. Wittgenstein: Tried to see if death was an experience one lived through. (Alternate: fell off a ladder)
  20. Hegel: Collision with owl at dusk

From http://www.as.miami.edu/phi/jokes.htm 

 

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