To cut a long story very short I’ve extracted the information in the “influenced by” section for every philosopher on Wikipedia and used it to construct a network which I’ve then visualised.
The result is this incredible graph:
Its creator, Simon Raper, explains how he did it, and how you can do it, in an accompanying blog post.
Brendan Griffen ran with this ..
If you thought that Andrew Stephenson’s diagram of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason was wild, wait until you see this interactive wheel depicting Hegel’s Science of Logic. If anyone knows who created this, let me know and I will update this post accordingly. (via David Pereplyotchik, Kent State University)