This Video is a personal reaction to a wonderful resource created by
SImon Raper and posted on his blog ´Drunks and Lampposts´Graphing the history of philosophy
POSTED BY SIMONRAPER ⋅ JUNE 13, 2012 ⋅ 255 COMMENTS
FILED UNDER DBPEDIA, GEPHI, GRAPHS, PHILOSOPHY, SPARQL, VISUALISATION
http://drunks-and-lampposts.com/2012/06/13/graphing-the-history-of-philosophy/ ( This link no longer works )
The Graph takes information tagged in the Wikipedia philosophy portal and graphs it to produce a map of philosophers the broad school they are identified with and the quantum of their influence is denoted by the size of their node point.
It really is a wonderful piece of work.
There are anomalies which produce surprises for instance the weighting of influence reflects clearly the fashion for philosophy in libertarian circles recently and their adeptness at on line media communication Stefan Molleneaux appearing is an example of this and to a lesser extent Murray Rothbard, thats not a slight on either of them but an observation as to why they appear significantly in this presentation.
I played some of Holsts planets suite performed by the US airforce band in the back ground for some of my browsing the graph this is from a wonderful free and open source music site which is well worth book marking.and signing up to.
Some of the names I mentioned or was looking for in the graph.
The Last link is to Professor Daniel Robinson to who I owe my basic grounding in history of philosophy and his excellent series of videos.
Various articles appeared in and around the web and in the dead tree media back in 2012 when this graph was first published. Anyone looking for the answer, or the universal answer or the key to Knowledge might like to reflect that schools of thought often compete for prominence and even power and many become corrupted by that Lust for power. Thoughts become suppressed and censorship is the first resort of a closing mind.
This is the discussion on Linked in that prompted this post which is not unrelated to the research currently for my Novel.https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4011660/4011660-6174312788740038659