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Zera Yacob
Zera Yacob (/ˈzɪərə jæˈkoʊb/; Ge'ez: ዘርአ ፡ ያዕቆብ zar'ā yāʿiqōb "Seed of Jacob," modern Zer'a Yā'iqōb; also spelled Zärˀä Yaˁqob, Zar'a Ya'aqob, or Zar'a Ya'eqob; 31 August 1599 – 1692) was a seventeenth-century Ethiopian philosopher from the city Aksum. His 1667 treatise, developed around 1630 and known in the original Ge'ez language as the Hatata (Inquiry), has
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Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari (Hebrew: יובל נח הררי‎, [juˈval ˈnoaχ (h)aˈʁaʁi]; born 24 February 1976) is an Israeli historian and a professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[1] He is the author of the popular science bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016), and 21 Lessons for the 21st Centu
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Yorick Smythies
Yorick Smythies (21 February 1917 – 1980) was a student and friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein known for his notes of the philosopher's lectures. He was also a friend of, and character inspiration for, the novelist (and philosopher) Iris Murdoch. Yorick Smythies was born on 21 February 1917 in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight[1] where Yorick's maternal grandparents were living at the time.[2] Yor
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Yamaga Sokō
Yamaga Sokō (山鹿 素行, 21 September 1622 – 23 October 1685) was a Japanese philosopher and strategist under the Tokugawa shogunate. As a scholar he applied the Confucian idea of the "superior man" to the samurai class of Japan. This became an important part of the samurai way of life and code of conduct. Yamaga Sokō had been studying the Chinese classics since the age of six, and at
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William Henry Chamberlin
William Henry Chamberlin Jr. (February 12, 1870 – May 9, 1921) was an American Mormon philosopher, theologian, and educator. His teachings and writings worked to reconcile Mormonism with the theory of evolution. He taught philosophy and ancient languages as well as science and math at several Latter-day Saints (LDS) institutions including Brigham Young University in the early 20th century. He
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Vilém Flusser
Vilém Flusser (May 12, 1920 – November 27, 1991) was a Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist. He lived for a long period in São Paulo (where he became a Brazilian citizen) and later in France, and his works are written in many different languages. His early work was marked by discussion of the thought of Martin Heidegger, and by the influence of existentialism and phenomenology. Ph
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Victoria, Lady Welby
Victoria, Lady Welby (27 April 1837 – 29 March 1912), more correctly Lady Welby-Gregory,[1] was a self-educated English philosopher of language, musician and watercolour artist. Welby was born to the Hon. Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie and Lady Emmeline Stuart-Wortley, and christened Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Stuart-Wortley. Following the death of her father in 1844, she travelled
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Vera Stanley Alder
Vera Dorothea Stanley Alder (29 October 1898 – 26 May 1984) was an English portrait painter and mystic. She wrote several books and pamphlets on self-help and spirituality. She founded the World Guardian Fellowship. Vera Dorothea Stanley Alder was born 29 October 1898 at Eglingham, near Alnwick, Northumberland.[1] Her father David Julius Alder (born 3 April 1871) was Danish and her mother
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Uma Narayan
Uma Narayan (born 16 April 1958) is an Indian feminist scholar, and a Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College. She is the author of Dislocating Cultures: Identities, Traditions and Third World Feminism in which Narayan disputes feminism as a solely Western notion and intrusion, while challenging assumptions that India n feminism is based on Western models. In particular, a notion of homogen
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Tripp Eisen
Tripp Eisen (born Tod Rex Salvador; June 29, 1965),[1] is an American musician, best known as the former guitarist of the industrial metal band Static-X.[1] He is the guitarist for Face Without Fear and a former member of Dope, Murderdolls, Fractured Mirror (Ace Frehley tribute band), and Roughhouse (formerly Teeze)[1] Born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, Eisen has made known his libertarian views
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