John Wilkins, 1614-1672. Early modern philosopher and scientist. He is the first person known to have made a systematic proposal for a wholly artificial language, for the needs of philosophers.

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The Analytical Language of John Wilkins
Article by Jorge Luis Borges on this unusual English thinker.
Bishop John Wilkins
Concise information on this first president of the Royal Society.
Catalog of the Scientific Community: Wilkins, John
The facts of his life, compiled as part of the Galileo Project.
John Wilkins' Universe
Illustration from his The Discovery of a World on the Moone.
MacTutor History of Mathematics: John Wilkins
Bibliography, poster, and biography with extensive quotes and links.
Wikipedia: John Wilkins
Article from this openly-edited encyclopedia.

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