Professors’ Pods (Sorta): Lisa Leibowitz

Philosoraptor did not make the list.

This week at Professors’ Pods, we are doing something a little different.
Political Science Professor Lisa Leibowitz thought it would be more fitting to provide a list that is more personal to her.  A self-professed lover of Plato, Leibowitz brings a list of her favorite philosophers, which she rattled off in record time. It’s one thing to be able to rattle off the names of bands, but to be able to name your favorite philosophers is a whole new level of sophistication. So without further ado, I present Leibowitz’s list of her favorite philosophers (in no particular order).

1. Plato — “The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”
2. Aristotle — “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
3. Rousseau — “Every person has a right to risk their own life for the preservation of it.”
4. Nietzsche — “There are no facts, only interpretations.”
5. Machiavelli — “Before all else, be armed.”

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