The Philosophers In Trump’s Cabinet


“I was totally expecting Trump to tap Zeno for secretary of transportation.”

Thank you, David Sobel (Syracuse). 

Your similar expectations of which philosophers Trump, with his characteristic wisdom, would nominate for cabinet positions, real or imagined, are welcome.

Perhaps Schopenhauer for Health and Human Services? Berkeley for Interior?

 

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Wiland
Wiland
7 years ago

David Lewis for Ambassador to the United Worlds.

lhm
lhm
7 years ago

Strauss for Attorney General.

Critilo
Critilo
7 years ago

Thomas Hobbes for Secretary of State.

Manny
Manny
7 years ago

Judy Thomson for transport secretary.

Tim O'Keefe
7 years ago

Thrasymachus for Department of Justice.

Dale Miller
7 years ago

Descartes’ Evil Demon for Press Secretary.

LecturerinPhil
LecturerinPhil
7 years ago

Emil Cioran for HHS Department of Mental Health.

Diogenes for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Carl Schmitt for the Department of Homeland Security

Malebranche to ensure the separate of church and state!

Parmenides for the Department of Energy

Shirzad Peik Herfeh
Reply to  LecturerinPhil
7 years ago

I left my comment. Then, I took a look at the comments. Surprisingly, I saw yours! It seems that we have close mentalities. Nice to Meet You!
Would you please e-mail me at: [email protected]
Respectfully yours,
Shirzad

David Sobel
David Sobel
7 years ago

Machiavelli for Sec of State

Henry Lara
Henry Lara
7 years ago

Socrates: Special Prosecutor in Trump’s inevitable impeachment proceedings.
Alternative:
Socrates: White House Chief Sommelier.

“Hemlock 399BC, Mr. President?”

Daniel
Daniel
7 years ago

Heidegger for Secretary of Education.

DeBord but not Guy
DeBord but not Guy
Reply to  Daniel
7 years ago

Or perhaps Jacobi?

J
J
7 years ago

Marquis de Sade for Chief of Staff.

Will
Will
7 years ago

Bentham for Secretary of Legacy Preservation. Not for the utilitarianism of course, but Trump would probably really dig the idea of creating an auto-icon.

Shirzad Peik Herfeh
7 years ago

I was totally expecting Trump to tap ‘Diogenes of Sinope’ for secretary of ‘Department of Housing and Urban Development.’
Shirzad Peik Herfeh

farogh
farogh
7 years ago

Nietzsche let the Pope

Hamidreza Saadat.niaki
Hamidreza Saadat.niaki
7 years ago

Kant for Sec of Education.

Hamidreza Saadat.niaki
Hamidreza Saadat.niaki
7 years ago

Hobbes for Ambassador to the United Nations

Michael Glawson
Michael Glawson
7 years ago

Bernart Stiegler for Treasury Secretary.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Stiegler#Incarceration

Ghost
Ghost
7 years ago

Friedrich Nietzsche’s sister for “thank you” rally hype-man, and the evil demon for chief strategist.