Explore Connections Between Philosophers via Philosophy Influence Chart [Infographic]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 16th, 2012

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.

Philosopher Influence Chart [via Flowing Data]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/16/12
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