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“It’s not where you take things from. It’s where you take them to.”

We all knew Kanye West had a way with words. But instead of rap lyrics, these days the star is dropping knowledge on Twitter.

Since he reactivated his account on Monday, West has been sending out a series of bon mots and aphorisms.

“Oh by the way this is my book that I’m writing in real time,” he noted.

“No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write. This is not a financial opportunity, this is an innate need to be expressive.”

West’s lyrical proclamations have included such gems as “reach for the stars, so if you fall you land on a cloud” and “hurry up with my damn croissants!”.

But how does he shape up as a philosopher? Can he legitimately be ranked alongside Nietzsche, Descartes and Kant?

We wanted an expert to scrutinise the star’s tweets.

While one replied that they “wouldn’t know how to assess them taken as philosophy”, Dr Lauren Ware – a lecturer at the University of Kent – was up for the challenge.

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