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Description: Peter Ramus (Petrus Ramus, Pierre de la Ramée), 1515-1572. Influential early modern logician, philosopher, and humanist educational reformer. He was a critic of Aristotle.
Peter Ramus (Petrus Ramus, Pierre de la Ramée), 1515-1572. Influential early modern logician, philosopher, and humanist educational reformer. He was a critic of Aristotle.
French philosopher and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris (St. Denis) who came to prominence when he co-authored Reading Capital (1968), with the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser.
John Rawls, 1921-2002. American liberal political thinker, best known for his 1971 work A Theory of Justice. His political philosophy was founded on the notion of an "original position" of equality.
Founder of the Foundation for Economic Education, a "distributor of ideas and books on liberty" which advocates individual freedom, private property, limited government, and free trade.
Description: Hans Reichenbach, 1891-1953. German philosopher of science and mathematician, founder of the Berlin Circle of positivist thought. He emigrated to America in 1938. An attendee of Einstein''s class on relativity, he is best known for his philosophical elaborations on that theory.
Hans Reichenbach, 1891-1953. German philosopher of science and mathematician, founder of the Berlin Circle of positivist thought. He emigrated to America in 1938. An attendee of Einstein's class on relativity, he is best known for his philosophical elaborations on that theory.
Thomas Reid, Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, 1710-1796. Reid was the founder of the influential "Scottish Philosophy of Common Sense" and David Hume's main contemporary critic.
Karl Leonhard Reinhold, 1757-1823. Austrian philosopher and prominent interpreter of Kant who advocated a more rigorous and scientific presentation of Kant's critical philosophy. His arguments had a strong influence on German Idealists such as Fichte.
Paul Ricoeur, b. 1913. French philosopher most closely associated with the philosophy of language, with a strong interest in problems of conflicting interpretation.
François Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), a French author primarily known for his Maxims.
Richard Rorty, b. 1931. American postmodern philosopher best known for his work on epistemology and the philosophy of language.
Description: John Roscelin (Roscelin of Compiègne, Johannes Roscellinus, Jean Roscelin), c. 1045 - c. 1120. Medieval philosopher and theologian, who dealt with the problem of universals through radical nominalism. He was a teacher of Abelard, who drew heavily on Roscelin''s teachings although he also attacked them.
John Roscelin (Roscelin of Compiègne, Johannes Roscellinus, Jean Roscelin), c. 1045 - c. 1120. Medieval philosopher and theologian, who dealt with the problem of universals through radical nominalism. He was a teacher of Abelard, who drew heavily on Roscelin's teachings although he also attacked them.
Antonio Rosmini, 1797-1855. Italian Romantic philosopher whose work is typified by reaction against the Enlightenment and the idea of individual human dignity.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was an influential 18th century philosopher, and probably the greatest political philosoper since Plato.
Description: Richard Rufus of Cornwall, fl. first half of the 13th century. Medieval Franciscan philosopher and theologian. He was an Aristotelian physicist who first formulated the theory of impetus.
Richard Rufus of Cornwall, fl. first half of the 13th century. Medieval Franciscan philosopher and theologian. He was an Aristotelian physicist who first formulated the theory of impetus.
Bertrand Earl Russell, British philosopher and logician.
Gilbert Ryle, 1900-1976. Influential British analytic philosopher.
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