Daily Archives: May 5, 2009

20 “Most Important” Philosophers in the Modern Era

Brian Leiter had a poll to see which philosophers were the most important meaning influence and ideas.  Results are below from over 750 people polling: 1. Immanuel Kant (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) 2. David Hume loses … Continue reading

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Van Gogh Did NOT Cut Off His Own Ear

Apparently, fellow artist Paul Gauguin did.  In the latest art news, there was a dual and Gauguin, who was an expert fencer cut off the ear. But in order to protect Gauguin, they both agreed to tell the police that … Continue reading

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