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1 definition by Gottlob Frege

The best kind of person. A person that just thinks about things, which then enables other people to do things.
Carpenter: I built a house.

Doctor: I saved a woman's life.

Scientist: I've designed the missle defense system our country uses.

Dumbass: I only measure direct contributions, and I fail to understand that it is possible for something to indirectly benefit society. I'm the kind of person that thinks that rebounds and assists are useless in basketball.

Philosopher: I am interested in a discipline that has given birth to democracy and other political theories, the natural sciences, psychology, and more recently, cognitive science. Without the work conducted in philosophy, a monarch could destroy the house that a carpenter built without any compensation, and the knowledge necessary to save a person's life or to build a missile defense system would have not likely occurred.

I use logic to reach conclusions that are either necessary, contingent, or contradictory (impossible). Computers and robotics would be impossible without my contributions to propositional calculus, first-order logic, temporal logic, and modal logic.
by Gottlob Frege August 16, 2008