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Damon of Syracuse, fl. 5th century BC. Pythagorean philosopher, known to us almost exclusively through the story of Damon and Pythias (Pytheas, Phintias).
Donald Davidson, b. 1917. American philosopher who applies logical and linguistic methods to the study of the human condition. His name is often joined with that of Quine.
Manuel DeLanda, contemporary philosopher, professor and filmmaker. Born in Mexico City, he has dwelt in New York City since 1975.
Description: Gilles Deleuze, 1925-1995. A French thinker of the generation of Foucault and Lacan, and a noted opponent of modernism. In addition to his own many works, Deleuze collaborated with Felix Guattari on the influential books Anti-Oedipus and What Is Philosophy?.
Gilles Deleuze, 1925-1995. A French thinker of the generation of Foucault and Lacan, and a noted opponent of modernism. In addition to his own many works, Deleuze collaborated with Felix Guattari on the influential books Anti-Oedipus and What Is Philosophy?.
Democritus of Abdera, c. 460 BC - c. 370 BC. Prominent Greek philosopher of Socrates' time who developed the atomistic worldview first proposed by Leucippus.
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Daniel Clement Dennett (born in 1942), a prominent American philosopher. Dennett's research centers on philosophy of mind and philosophy of science, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
Jacques Derrida, b. 1930. A French thinker, the foremost exponent of deconstructionism.
Description: René Descartes, 1596-1650. A French thinker who wrote primarily in Latin, he is often considered the founder of modern philosophy. His contributions to science (namely physics and optics) and the theory of scientific method were substantial.
René Descartes, 1596-1650. A French thinker who wrote primarily in Latin, he is often considered the founder of modern philosophy. His contributions to science (namely physics and optics) and the theory of scientific method were substantial.
Robert Desgabets, 1610-1678. Empiricist Cartesian philosopher and scientific thinker.
John Dewey, 1859-1952. American philosopher known for his writings on education. He was influenced both by Hegel and by the English Pragmatist William James.
Description: Denis Diderot, 1713-1784. French Enlightenment philosopher and author. He was the editor of the Encyclopedia, a comprehensive compendium of human knowledge.
Denis Diderot, 1713-1784. French Enlightenment philosopher and author. He was the editor of the Encyclopedia, a comprehensive compendium of human knowledge.
Kenelm Digby, 1603-1665. English statesman and philosopher.
Description: Diogenes of Apollonia (Diogenes Apolloniates), fl. 6th century BC. Pupil of Anaximenes, and last of the Milesian philosophers. None of his works survive; his philosophy is known to us only from a handful of fragments and secondhand accounts.

He should not be confused with the Cynic thinker Diogenes of Sinope, nor with the late philosophical biographer Diogenes Laertius.
Diogenes of Apollonia (Diogenes Apolloniates), fl. 6th century BC. Pupil of Anaximenes, and last of the Milesian philosophers. None of his works survive; his philosophy is known to us only from a handful of fragments and secondhand accounts.
Diogenes of Sinope (sometimes Diogenes the Cynic), 404 BC - 323 BC. Main protagonist of the Cynic school of philosophers.
Description: Diotima of Mantinea, fl. c. 400 BC. Greek priestess and teacher of Socrates. Her teachings on love, and her very existence, are attested only in Plato''s Symposium. For that reason, her historical existence has often been questioned.
Diotima of Mantinea, fl. c. 400 BC. Greek priestess and teacher of Socrates. Her teachings on love, and her very existence, are attested only in Plato's Symposium. For that reason, her historical existence has often been questioned.
Juan Francesco Maria de la Saludad Donoso Cortés, 1809-1853. Conservative political philosopher. The revolutions of 1848 stimulated him to develop a groundbreaking theory of dictatorship.
Early 20th century French-American analytic philosopher, professor at Brown University
French psychoanalyst, philosopher and author know for her work with Jacques Derrida
Description: Pierre Duhem, 1861-1916. Nineteenth-century French Catholic scientist and philosopher of science. Later in his life he became obsessed by the medieval precursors of modern physics.
Pierre Duhem, 1861-1916. Nineteenth-century French Catholic scientist and philosopher of science. Later in his life he became obsessed by the medieval precursors of modern physics.
Description: Michael Dummett, b. 1925. Commentator on analytical philosophy, especially Frege, and an exponent of anti-realist semantics.
Michael Dummett, b. 1925. Commentator on analytical philosophy, especially Frege, and an exponent of anti-realist semantics.
Description: Émile Durkheim, 1868-1917. French sociologist and philosopher. A key influence on modern sociology. His sociological study of suicide remains a classic of social science.
Émile Durkheim, 1868-1917. French sociologist and philosopher. A key influence on modern sociology. His sociological study of suicide remains a classic of social science.
Ronald Myles Dworkin, b.1931. Contemporary American legal scholar and philosopher.
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