John Stuart Mill of his own free will, on half a pint of shanty 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

And 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!


Philosophy Pages: Major Western philosophers 



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Steve on March 5, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    The Pythons are an inspiring lot.  Here\’s a follow-up, with Bruce as my muse:

    It’s said Bertrand Russell would give you a tussle
    Whenever the barman called time.
    And old Monsieur Rousseau was crazy for cointreau
    He drank it with squeezes of lime.
    Then for wine by the cart, you couldn’t beat Sartre
    Unless you were Thomas Aquinas.
    And Spumante bubbles caused no end of troubles
    For Signor Spinoza’s poor sinus.
    I was going to do something with Locke and bock, but ran out of creative juice.  I think I\’ll go out for a drink instead.


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