Influential thinkers 

The following is a list of the most influential thinkers on my life, who have contributed the most to fleshing out the context of life embedded with the human condition. I would recommend everyone give them serious thought and reflection.


James Allen— philosophy of mind, being

Socrates— The philosophical attitude, what is wisdom

Plato— The philosophical attitude, social and political theory

Aristotle— Logic, science

Buddhism— philosophy of mind, being, ego, impermanence

Hinduism— philosophy of mind, being, ego, impermanence

Thomas Hobbes— social and political theory

John Locke— social and political theory

David Hume—Metaphysics of mind, importance of empiricism, epistemology

Emmanuel Kant— The metaphysics of mind, epistemology

Schopenhauer— Will power, morality, representation

Nietzsche— social theory and human organization, moral systems of power, will to power, historical genealogies

William James— cognition, pragmatism, Role of beliefs for shaping the world

Gottlob Frege— Function and role and limits of Language

Wittgenstein— language and reality, language games, world building and meaning, epistemology, logic

Thomas Kuhn— Paradigms, world-views, and revolutions of thinking

Lakatos— Paradigms, scientific methods, research programmes

Durkheim— Role of institutions, behavior formation

Hegel— Dialectics, role and function in thought and society

Husserl— Consciousness, phenomenology, subjectivity, mental processes

Karl Marx— Social theory, dialectics, power structures

Max Veber— Social theory, role of institutions, culture

Thomas Luckmann—Role of institutions, their formation and necessity, epistemology

Peter Berger— Institutions, sociological theory of religion, epistemology

Bourdieu— Social theory and human organization, language and class, distinctions

Darwin— Primacy of adaptation, evolution

Michel Foucault— Power Structures, institutional morality, organizational inertia

Jacques Ellul— Propaganda, formation of psychology

Mircea Eliade— anthropological investigations of formation of consciousness, institutions

Sigmund Freud— philosophy of mind, ego/self, psychology

Jung— Psychoanalytic theory, archetypes, role of symbolism, psychology formation

Joseph Campbell— Historical universal archetypes, symbolism, role of stories and myth, meaning

Schumpeter— Human organization and economics

Veblen— social theory, economics, behavioral psychology and human organization within institutions

Newton— macromechanic physics

Descartes— analytic philosophy

Bertrand Russell— analytic philosophy, logic, epistemology, set theory

Einstein— general relativity, space-time

Ernest Becker— psychoanalysis, death and mortality, role of symbolism

Howard Zinn— Historical revisionism, identity

J.K. Galbraith— Social and political theory, institutions and economics

Michael Pollen— Philosophy of food and culture, environment

John Locke— philosophy of mind, identity, social contract theory

Paulo Friere— philosophy of education, power structures

Marcus Aurelius— stoicism, virtue

E.O Wilson— Evolution, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology

Yuval Noah Harari— human condition, role of stories and myths, language, culture, sociological/anthropological evolution

Daniel Goleman— social psychology, human condition

R.W. Emerson— philosophy of mind, personal responsibility, self-reliance, being

Jeremy England— evolution, organic life arose from thermodynamic processes, physics of evolutionary biological systems, theoretical physics of life systems

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