Perry 80

In genius rankings, Perry greatest thinkers (Perry 80:#) refers to the eclectic mix of 80 individuals listed in American philosopher Kevin Perry’s 2015 Philosophy: an Illuminating Guide to History’s Greatest Thinkers, wherein he attempts to stitch out a breezy overview of what the big thinkers have to say on the subjects surrounding the “what is the meaning of life?” question, namely: time, knowledge, love, life, god and art; the code (Perry 80:1|Li) is short for Plato is ranked #1 in the "life" category, (Perry 80:6|La) that John Searle is ranked 6th in the "language" category, (Perry 80:2|Lo) that Goethe is ranked #2 in the "love" category, etc..

Overview
The following is Perry’s listing of thinkers:

LifeLanguageFree WillDeath
1. Plato
2. Diogenes
3. Aristotle
4. Marcus Aurelius
5. Immanuel Kant
6. John Mill
7. Friedrich Nietzsche
8. Hannah Arendt
1(25). Gottlob Frege
2(26). Bertrand Russell
3(27). Ludwig Wittgenstein
4(28). Martin Heidegger
5(29). Willard Quine
6(30). John Searle
7(31). Hilary Putnam
8(32). Jacques Derrida
1(49). Epicurus
2(50). John Locke
3(51). Thomas Reid
4(52) Roderick Chisholm
5(53). Peter Strawson
6(54). David Wiggins
7(55). Thomas Nagel
8(56). Peter Inwagen
73. Heraclitus
74. Lucretius
75. Michel Montaigne
76. Albert Camus
77. Bernard Williams
78. Derek Parfit
79. Shelly Kagan
80. Steven Luper






Man / SelfArtLove

9. Thomas Hobbes
10. Nick Bostrom
11. Rene Descartes
12. Jean-Paul Sartre
13. Simone de Beauvoir
14. Michel Foucault
15. Charles Taylor
16. Katherine Hayles
33. Edmund Burke
34. Estella Lauter
35. Georg Hegel
36. Friedrich Schiller
37. Monroe Beardsley
38. Iris Murdock
39. Arthur Danto
40. Jacques Ranciere
57. Marsilio Ficino
58. Johann Goethe
59. Arthur Schopenhauer
60. Annette Baier
61. Robert Solomon
62. Harry Frankfurt
63. Martha Nussbaum
64. Alain Botton







KnowledgeTimeGod

17. David Hume
18. Edmund Husserl
19. Edmund Gettier
20. Alvin Goldman
21. Elizabeth Anderson
22. Richard Rorty
23. Michael Polanyi
24. Alvin Plantinga
41. Plotinus
42. Augustine of Hippo
43. J.M.E. McTaggert
44. Parmenides
45. Albert Einstein
46. Henri Bergson
47. J.J.C. Smart
48. Ted Sider
65. Anselm of Canterbury
66. Boethius
67. Thomas Aquinas
68. Benedict Spinoza
69. Gottfried Leibniz
70. Charles Hartshorne
71. Alan Watts
72. Richard Dawkins



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References
1. Perry, Kevin. (2015). Philosophy: an Illuminating Guide to History’s Greatest Thinkers (foreword: Simon Critchley). Fall Rivers Press.

External links

‚óŹ Kevin Perry Maroufkhani – Academia.eu.

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