Full Name: Socrates Born: 469 BCE Died: 399 BCE Fave Subjects: Knowledge, Power, Wisdom, Education, Right and Wrong Career Highlights: taught thousands of young people in his city to think, without ever writing anything down or accepting paymentLearn more!
Collectively speaking, we 21st Century humans seem to be prone to knee-jerk reactions, and who can blame us? New media (especially the social variety) make it really, really easy to make snap judgements, to like or dislike somethingLearn more!
Full Name: John Stuart Mill Born: 1806 Died: 1873 Hometown: London, England Fave Subjects: How to Be Good, Power, How to Make a Good Argument Career Highlights: from a family of famous thinkers learned to speak Greek atLearn more!
“Keep it weird.” Austin,Texas and Portland, Oregon (and probably other cities) stake their cultural and touristic reputations on it. Authors, filmmakers, YouTubers, bloggers, and podcasters build their audiences with weirdness. Etsy crafters sew it, paint it, and evenLearn more!
Full Name: Rachel Louise Carson Born: 1907 Died: 1964 Hometown: Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA Fave Subjects: Poetry, Animals, Protecting the Environment Career Highlights: first published at the age of 10 wrote six popular books about nature helped lessen theLearn more!
Pick up a philosophy text book, and it’s likely that the vast majority of the thinkers between the covers will be guys. Even in 2019, you can still get through an entire philosophy degree, and be able toLearn more!
Full Name: Hypatia of Alexandria Born: 370 Died: 415 Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt Fave Subjects: Minds and Bodies, The Universe, Math and Logic Career Highlights: one of the first female philosophers and mathematicians invented one of the first astrolabesLearn more!
Psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik has a theory: before we’re ever able to speak (or walk, or eat solid foods), we’re already asking big questions. Even when we’re decades away from being able to write a thesis orLearn more!
Full Name: Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina, also known as Ibn Sina Born: 980 Died: 1037 Hometown: Afshana, Persia Fave Subjects: Minds and Bodies, The Universe, Math and Science, Medicine, Engineering, Poetry Career Highlights: couldLearn more!
We know, we know. It’s in the course calendar of most major colleges and universities. You can take it in high school. If you’re really lucky, you might even find an elementary or middle school that teaches it.Learn more!