Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1782) was a writer and philosopher whose thoughts on politics are amongst the most influential that have ever been developed. His idea that there should be a social contract between government and governed outlined in the publication of the same title helped to inspire the American (and later, French) revolution.
On December 1842 (or December according to the Gregorian Calendar), Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist. Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was born.
Can we TRAIN our body to be affected by medicine even if we're not taking it? Compelling neuroscience and immune system studies seem to say it's possible, and this article summarizes them. Really interesting.
1963 ♦ Martin Buber (1878 - 1965) was an Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship.
Academia.edu provides a great way to stay abreast of key researcher in diverse areas of interest. The following provides links to some key Wittgenstein scholars (and selected papers) on the emerging network.