Philosopher-Celebrity Lookalikes

Philosopher-Celebrity Lookalikes


Brian Talbot (Washington University in St. Louis) has been pairing up well-known philosophers with the celebrities who look like them. He kindly agreed to let me share the idea with you. Here’s my favorite so far:

Hume Lovitz

That’s David Hume and Jon Lovitz.

This match, owed to Julia Staffel, is also quite good:

Descartes Sambora

Descartes and Richie Sambora, of course.

Your additions welcome in the comments, but let’s try to not insult any living philosophers.

UPDATE: It turns out that it may be rather difficult, and perhaps impossible, for some people to add images in the comments as the site is currently configured. So if you mention the links to the images in the comments, or email them to me at [email protected], I will add them to this post below the fold.


from Clayton:
audi gazzara

Robert Audi & Ben Gazzara


from Clayton:

Wright Urquidez

Crispin Wright & Benny Urquidez


From me:

socrates-the-teacher zach-galifianakis-close-up

Socrates & Zach Galifianakis


from David Boonin:
Picture1
Hobbes & Worf


feuillet123 suggests Quine and Patrick Stewart, but I think Ian McKellan could play the role, too.
quinestewartmckellan
Stewart, Quine, McKellan


from anon1:
Rand Moss
Ayn Rand & Elisabeth Moss


from Thomas Brouwer:

Bernard_Bolzano Richard_E_Grant

Bernard Bolzano & Richard E. Grant


from David Boonin:
Ayer o'keeffe

A.J. Ayer & Georgia O’Keeffe


from Eric Hagedorn:
nozick george-clooney-cannes-01
Robert Nozick & George Clooney


from Eric Hagedorn:
kant2 Gollum
Kant & Gollum


from SM:

kierkegaard Michael-Pitt

Soren Kierkegaard & Michael Pitt


from Eddy Nahmias:
Wittgenstein,Ludwig kerouac2
Ludwig Wittgenstein & Jack Kerouac


from Tamler Sommers:
Williams orbach
Bernard Williams & Jerry Orbach


from PCY:
wittgenstein2 Peter Capaldi BW Web

Wittgenstein & Peter Capaldi


from fan:
Judith_Thomsondench
Judith Jarvis Thomson & Judi Dench


from Clayton:
pschurchland gunn

Patricia Churchland & Anna Gunn


from David Brink:
rawlsoldman
John Rawls & Gary Oldman


from Clayton:
Henderson macy

David Henderson & William H. Macy


from Steven Hales:
Nelson Munster
Nelson Goodman & Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis)


from Michael Glawson

rorty-richardgingrich

Richard Rorty & Newt Gingrich


from Ben Hale:
Foucault Malkovich
Michel Foucault & John Malkovich


from JG:
hobbes 2 theoden01

Hobbes & Theoden (Bernard Hill)


from YL:
ElsterMichael Caine - Viennale (Vienna International Film Festival) 2012 at Gartenbaukino
Jon Elster & Michael Caine


from Carl B. Sachs:
Foucault5 Savalas

Michel Foucault & Telly Savalas


from Newton:
LeibnizElvira
Leibniz & Elvira


from Clayton:
craig Shearer

William Lane Craig & Harry Shearer


from me:

SidgwickMcConaughey

Henry Sidgwick & Matthew McConaughey


from Kenneth Burke:
Up Habermas
Jurgen Habermas & Carl Fredericksen (Up)


from Gwen Bradford:
Schopenhauerjohnny-depp-judging-reality-show

Arthur Schopenhauer & Johnny Depp


from Ben B.:

spinozaseinfeld

Baruch Spinoza & Jerry Seinfeld


from Ben B,:
Chalmers Sheen
David Chalmers & Michael Sheen


from Ben B.:
baudelaire McEnroe

Charles Baudelaire & John McEnroe


from Ben B.:
ThoreauEllen DeGeneres, host of the 79th Academy Awards telecast.
Henry David Thoreau & Ellen DeGeneres


from Ben B.:
MillCharles Dance

John Stuart Mill & Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones)


from Ben B.:
NagelMoore
Thomas Nagel & Dudley Moore


from Ben B.:

Heidegger Jeffrey Jones

Martin Heidegger & Jeffrey Jones


from Ben B.:
derrida Falk2

Jacques Derrida & Peter Falk


from Ben B.:
SchopenhauerWalken
Arthur Schopenhauer & Christopher Walken


from Anonymous:
LeiterHenry-James
Brian Leiter & Henry James


from anon1:
Nussbaum 1 Nussbaum 2

Martha Nussbaum & Martha Nussbaum


from David Taylor:
McTaggart, by V.H. Mottram 1909Banner
J.M.E. McTaggart & John Banner (Sgt. Shulz)


from David Boonin:
emersonDeNiro
Ralph Waldo Emerson & Robert De Niro


from MS:
LockeBrody
John Locke & Adrian Brody


from Ben B.:
Frankena, William K Robbins

William Frankena & Tim Robbins


from Ben B.:
Ramseyhoffman
Frank Ramsey & Philip Seymour Hoffman


from Ben B.:
Russell kramer
Bertrand Russell & Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer)


from Not sayin:

WilliamsonSellars
Timothy Williamson & Peter Sellars


from Not Sayin:

roger scrutonSundance Festival founder Robert Redford
Roger Scruton & Robert Redford


from Alan White:
SosaBridges
Ernest Sosa & Jeff Bridges


from bnonymous:
debeauvoirdreyfuss

Simone de Beauvoir & Julia Louis-Dreyfus


from bnonymous:
frickergarner

Miranda Fricker & Jennifer Garner


from bnonymous:
andersondunham

Elizabeth Anderson & Lena Dunham


from anonymous66:
Kammemond
Frances Kamm & Linda Emond


from anonymous66:
korsgaard2010_photo4 Julie & Julia (2009)

Christine Korsgaard & Meryl Streep


from ls:
Dennett Santa-in-snow

Daniel Dennett & Santa Claus


from anonymous:

SoamesDaniels

Scott Soames & Jeff Daniels


from anonymous:

LangtonRoberts

Rae Langton & Julia Roberts


from Clayton:
Alston Walston

William Alston & Ray Walston


from Dale Miller:
hookerchapin

Brad Hooker & Harry Chapin


from Tait Szabo:
Marx1hagrids-beard
Karl Marx & Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry Potter)


from anonymous:
Davis Paradis

Angela Davis & Vanessa Paradis


from anonymous:

West Smith

Cornel West & Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)


from anonymous:
Protevi Smith

John Protevi & Will Smith


from anonymous:
Plato Starr

Plato & Ringo Starr


from Anonymous:
Larmore Garfunkel

Charles Larmore & Art Garfunkel


from Brian Talbot:
Avicenna Bill Murray

Avicenna & Bill Murray


from Clayton:
Popper Imperioli

Karl Popper & Michael Imperioli


from Clayton:
Grayling Lion

A.C. Grayling & Bert Lahr


from http://piony.livejournal.com/263510.html via Dale Miller:
Parfit2 warhol
Derek Parfit & Andy Warhol


from Kareem Khalifa:
Brandom Hill
Robert Brandom & Dusty Hill (ZZ Top)


from Kate Norlock:
Haslanger Curtis
Sally Haslanger & Jamie Lee Curtis


from Janice Dowell and friends:
Sobel MacNee
David Sobel & Patrick Macnee


from me:
Parfit Arthur
Derek Parfit & Bea Arthur


From Rob Tempio:
Feyerabend Henderson
Paul Feyerabend & David Henderson (aka Arhus Filch from Harry Potter)


from Glen Kappel:
Fodor Durning

 

Jerry Fodor & Charles Durning


from Glen Kappel:
Camus Ozil
Albert Camus & Mesut Ozil


from Glen Kappel:
Chomsky Allen

Noam Chomsky & Woody Allen


from anonymous:
Nussbaum Plant 1

Martha Nussbaum & Robert Plant


from Steve Nadler:
Leibniz May

Gottfried Leibniz & Brian May


from anonymous:
Alcoff Spacek

Linda Alcoff & Sissy Spacek


 

from Jeanette Kennett:

Smith Neeson

Michael Smith & Liam Neeson


from Carole Parker:

Camus Dean

Albert Camus & James Dean


from Stephen Turner:
Hagerstrom King

Axel Hägerström and Don King


from Hungarian Admirer:

Mele Brian

Al Mele and Brian the dog (from Family Guy)

 

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