'Failure to source your genealogy causes it to be a great book of fiction'

Genealogy of Western Thought a la Wikipedia
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A Genealogy (who influenced whom) of philosophers and related people. The network was clustered into natural clusters and layouted by the yEd program. Color denotes graph distance from Thales, size betweenness centrality.

The data was taken from the Wikipedia entries for philosophers that had an "influenced by/influenced" box. I will make a more full network later, many important names are left out.

For a PDF version that allows better printing, zooming and searching, see
www.aleph.se/andart/archives/2006/10/genealogy_the_next_g…

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