Stokes 100

100 Essential Thinkers (2002)
British-born Thai philosopher Philip Stokes's Philosophy 100: Essential Thinkers, wherein he lists outlines of the ideas of the 100 essential thinkers from Greek genius times to modern times. [1]
In genius rankings, Stokes 100 (Stokes 100:#) refers to a listing of one-hundred essential thinkers over the last 2,600-years, according to British-born Thai philosopher Philip Stokes (2002), found in his book Philosophy 100: Essential Thinkers, grouped by thematically or via classification and ordered chronologically. [1]

100 essential thinkers
The following is a listing of the 100 essential thinkers from Stokes' Philosophy 100: Essential Thinkers:

The Presocratics

1. Thales
2. Pythagoras
3. Xenophanes
4. Heraclitus

The Eleatics

5. Parmenides
6. Zeno of Elea

The Academics

7. Socrates
8. Plato
9. Aristotle

The Atomists

10. Democritus
11. Epicurus

The Cynics

12. Diogenes of Sinope

The Stoics

13. Cicero
14. Philo of Alexandria
15. Seneca
16. Marcus Aurelius

The Sceptics

17. Sextus Empiricus

The Neoplatonists

18. Plotinus

The Christians

19. Augustine [2]
20. Boethius

The Scholastics

21. St. Anselm
22. St. Thomas Aquinas
23. Duns Scotus
24. William of Occam

The Age of Science

25. Nicolaus Copernicus
26. Niccolo Machiavelli
27. Desiderius Erasmus
28. Thomas More
29. Francis Bacon
30. Galileo Galilei
31. Thomas Hobbes
32. Isaac Newton

The Rationalists

33. Rene Descartes
34. Antonie Arnauld
35. Nicolas Malebranche
36. Benedict Spinoza
37. Gottfried Leibniz

The Empiricists

38. John Locke
39. David Hume
40. Thomas Reid
41. Voltaire
42. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
43. Denis Diderot

The Idealists

44. George Berkeley
45. Immanuel Kant
46. Friedrich Schiller
47. Friedrich Schelling
48. Georg Hegel
49. Arthur Schopenhauer

The Liberals

50. Adam Smith
51. Mary Wollstonecraft
52. Thomas Paine
53. Jeremy Bentham
54. John Mill
55. Auguste Comte

The Evolutionists

56. Charles Darwin
57. Henri Bergson
58. Alfred Whitehead

The Pragmatists

59. Ernst Mach
60. Charles Peirce
61. William James
62. John Dewey

The Materialists

63. Karl Marx
64. Friedrich Engels
65. Vladimir Lenin
66. Sigmund Freud
67. Carl Jung
68. John Keynes

The Existentialists

69. Soren Kierkegaard
70. Friedrich Nietzsche
71. Edmund Husserl
72. Martin Heidegger
73. Jean-Paul Sartre
74. Albert Camus
75. Simone de Beauvoir

The Linguistic Turn

76. Gottleb Frege
77. Bertrand Russell
78. Ludwig Wittgenstein
79. Ferdinand de Saussure
80. George Moore
81. Moritiz Schlick
82. Lev Vygotsky
83. Rudolph Carnap
84. A.J. Austin
85. Alfred Tarski
86. J.L. Austin
87. Gilbert Ryle
88. Noam Chomsky

The Postmodernists

89. Claude Levi-Strauss
90. Michel Foucault
91. Jacques Derrida

The New Scientists

92. Emile Durkheim
93. Albert Einstein
94. Karl Popper
95. Kurt Godel
96. Alan Turing
97. Burrhus Skinner
98. Thomas Kuhn
99. Paul Feyerabend
100. W.V.O. Quine

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References
1. Stokes, Philip. (2002). Philosophy 100: Essential Thinkers (pgs. 8-9). Enchanted Lion Books.
2. Fowler, Michael. (1997). “Historical Beginnings of Theories of Electricity and Magnetism” (ΡΊ), University of Virginia, Physics.

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