Saturday, February 12, 2011

Find Your Favourite Philosopher

For those with a bit of background in philosophy, here's a fun demo to play with. It maps influences among a number of philsopher. It is in no sense exhaustive or completely accurate in its representations. (I'm particularly outraged that it show Bertrand Russell as isolated with only one descendant influence, Peter Strawson. Outrageous!) Enjoy...

Notice that there are two modes for display "timeline" and "interest map" that changes the two dimensional positioning of the philosophers.

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