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A philosopher is a person who talks about everyday subjects using forms of language which are unintelligible to the average person. If the philosopher can quote other philosophers, preferably long dead ones, who also used impenetrable language — preferably a foreign one, then he will be even more greatly esteemed.
Anyone talking in a fashion which "the man in the street" can understand is obviously not a philosopher by definition — he is merely popularising his point of view.
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
|—Eric Idle, The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief, 1973|