Brendan Griffen attempts to map the relationships of influence between all of history’s big thinkers, likely inspired by Circles of Influence.
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“It really is fascinating (to me at least) to start at one node and bounce along the connections to a distantly related someone else. People in philosophy influencing fantasy writers who influence comedians. It shows one thing above all: the evolution of ideas is a non-linear process. We too, are somewhere in this web, albeit at a smaller scale. We too, are the sum of many.”