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Posted by Kruciform Kid on July 24, 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Why is Amelia Earhart so famous?

1. She didn't pilot the airplane alone (she had two other licensed pilots with her).

2. She didn't complete her voyage (she crashed), and she never actually "circled the globe".

So if, for example, Charles Lindburgh had another pilot with him, and then never actually crossed the Atlantic to Paris (but rather, crashed); would he have ever become famous? Several other aviators attemped the same flight and failed, and they are not…

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Philosophers

While there have been many great philosophers through the ages worth studying; those listed here were exceptional through their use of logical reasoning in their philosophical contributions. Though relevant in their own respects; this list largely excludes illogical or redundant thinkers, as well as mathematical logicians:

Some of the most logical philosophers ("Logicians") in history...

 
Thales
Anaximander
Pythagoras
Anaxagoras
Zeno (of Elea)
Protagoras
Leucippus
Mozi
Socrates
Plato
Aristotle
Pyrrho
Epicurus
Zeno (of Citium)
Lucretius
Aenesidemus

Epictetus
Akṣapāda Gautama
Vasubandhu
Dignāga
Dharmakirti
Al-Ma'arri
Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
Siger (of Brabant)
Marsilius (of Padua)
Desiderius Erasmus
Niccolò Machiavelli
Nicolas Copernicus
Michel de Montaigne
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
Thomas Hobbes

Baruch Spinoza
John Locke
Jean Meslier
David Hume
Immanuel Kant
John Stuart Mill
Alexander Bain
Thomas Henry Huxley
Charles Sanders Peirce
Gottlob Frege
John Dewey
Bertrand Russell
Clarence Irving Lewis
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ayn Rand
J.L. Mackie
Walter Pitts


"The unexamined life is not worth living."

~ Socrates   

 Further Reading:
 Greek Thought: The Foundation (Video)
 Ancient Greek Philosophy  (Timeline)
 Ancient Eastern Philosophy  (Timeline)

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