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A charmingly silly song composed with many German philosophers’ last names by J. Boor:

Even apart from the novelty value, it’s a catchy tune in the vein of Stephen Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Buy the song for just a dollar and/or read the lyrics here.

Casey Charllotte Carr comments in the spirit of the song at YouTube: “This video receives the highest Marx! I have listened to it from many different Engels.”

Many thanks to Julie and Francesca for the find!

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Dianna Clark

    You are an insufferable idiot and are offensive and rediculous the way you think you are “reaching out” to atheists. I pity anyone who reads yur filth about something you obviously do not have a clue about. Stop being so self important as to think you know anything about what you were spouting. Atheists are not described by your words, just another stupid christian trying to ” bring us back into the fold” of corrupt power mongers who think they know what is best for anyone other than themselves. Go back to church and try your idiots logic on those naive dummie you came from. STFU!!!!!!!!!

    • abn

      That’s a bit harsh.

    • vorjack

      Not a big fan of novelty songs? German philosophy? Puns?

  • abn

    Cute but monty python’s philosopher song is better.

    • J. J. Ramsey

      Yeah, but the other song is more punny.