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I don't know many people who respect philosophers for who they were as people. I think everyone respects the ideas that they put forth. For example, I think nearly everything Karl Marx said about political economy is correct, but in real life, he was a benevolent sexist, and he had bad habits of chain smoking and bar hopping. Those things don't invalidate his thoughts on political economy, though - to claim so would be an ad-hominem fallacy.