Which philosopher is best, just from a literary standpoint? "Which philosopher has the most beautiful prose"?
He's not on the list, and is a faggot literarian anyways. He is only a philosopher to the extent that any other person on this list is a "philosopher", what a fucking faggot.
Pessoa is the undisputed prose king and he counts as primarily a philosopher in my book, he just catered his "poetry" to it and was a little obscure about it because that's what his philosophy calls for.
But since you fags won't agree 'til someone else famous tells you it's okay, lets just go.
Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Plato, Kierkegaard, Russell.
Y'all niggers know the only answer is Plato? His artistry blows all those other chumps out of the water. He's nigh-Shakespearean when it comes to subtly drawing a character, suggesting without spelling out hidden rhetorical currents eddying beneath the more mundane dialectical to-and-fro on the surface.
You could spend a lifetime reading his dialogues again and again.
Neitzche comes close for his passion and aphorism, but Plato is the better artist.
>Pessoa is the undisputed prose king and he counts as primarily a philosopher in my book,
>I don't want to get out of bed, ever
>I want to sleep forever
>Everything is tedious
Tell me how he's a philosopher.
I adore the Book of Disquiet, but calling it philosophy is quite a stretch.
It's hard to say, we know he read the philosophy canon and offered some unique critique on everyone which you can pick up hints of in Disquiet.
Where he is obviously new and significant in philosophy? I don't know exactly, it may just be is trying for an obscure attempt at psychological warfare but I feel there is more to his work than the obvious nothingness it seems to promote, almost like it's slow and absurd contradiction that has most power over our beliefs so long as it goes undetected.
I'd say Schopenhauer. Schopenhauer is eloquent but not to the point of obfuscating his thinking. Borges called his writings, "passionate but lucid", and I think that characterizes him pretty well.