This massive and interactive chart shows the connections between thousands of past and present philosophers in a massive interconnected web. Zoom in to look at connection between everyone from Aristotle to Hemingway.
Courtesy of Brendan Griffen, the interactive chart is a mashup between his efforts examining the “influences” fields on Wikipedia for thousands of thinkers and using Microsoft’s Zoom.it to create an actual web of connections between them all based on that data.
You can play with the chart in the above module, or hit up the link below to enjoy it at the source.
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- Published 07/16/12