The most influential philosophers in the 20th century and beyond were often among the most intelligent people on earth.
And with good reason.
Aristotle’s work is arguably one of the most important books ever written on philosophy, and he has been hailed by some as the father of modern philosophy.
But his influence goes far beyond philosophy.
He is a philosopher whose insights into human nature are deeply rooted in science and whose work has influenced many fields, including mathematics, mathematics education, neuroscience, and the study of ethics.
In his book, Aristotle on Philosophy, we asked some of the best and brightest thinkers to tell us the most influential quotes they’ve ever heard, in a wide range of topics.
Here’s what they had to say.1.
“The best way to be intelligent is to know everything.”
—Albert Einstein, “The Theory of Relativity” (1957)The Nobel Prize-winning physicist, who became one of history’s most influential thinkers, once famously declared, “You can be a great philosopher only if you know everything.
You can’t know nothing.”
His quote has been cited as the “most important” quote in the history of science, and it has also been attributed to Einstein.
But Einstein did not have the luxury of knowing everything.
He was born in the 19th century, a time of great uncertainty and uncertainty in the world.
He could have easily missed a lot of the great philosophical works of the past that have influenced his thinking.
Einstein was probably one of those people whose work was always under attack.
In the early 20th-century, Einstein’s ideas were under attack because of his racial theories.
In fact, the “scientific revolution” of the 20s and early 21st centuries made science seem like an ideology for whites.
In other words, scientists were making assumptions about humans that were deeply damaging to black and brown people.
Einstein knew that his theories were based on the scientific method, which meant that he had to make sure that he was always correct about the theories.
He knew that this was not going to change, because that was how science works.2.
“All knowledge is good, but it can never be completely free.”
—Jean-Paul Sartre, “Letter to a Young Socialist” (1969)Sartre’s philosophy of knowledge is a form of critical thinking.
His ideas are about how we should view knowledge, how we can use knowledge to advance our goals, and how we might think critically about our own knowledge.
Sartres believes that the best way for people to learn is to learn about the world around them.
He said in his essay, “All Knowledge is Good,” that all knowledge is useful, but that it can be free, and that knowledge is valuable if we are willing to make use of it in a meaningful way.
Sertre’s work has inspired countless thinkers.3.
“Aristotle said that knowledge consists of two things, truth and truth-value.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, “Número de la Línea” (1971)Borges was one of Spain’s most respected philosophers during the late 19th and early 20st centuries.
He wrote novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and essays on philosophy and religion, among other things.
Borges’s philosophy was a very specific kind of philosophy, focusing on the relationship between philosophy and the human experience.
In Borges’ work, knowledge is not something that is given, but something that can be understood and used in a rational way.
His philosophy of reason is a bit of a departure from classical Greek philosophy, but he still wrote books about philosophy.4.
“We have nothing but ignorance, and nothing to do with it but to be content with what we can see and to be happy with what is not there.”
—Charles Darwin, “On the Origin of Species” (1859)Darwin’s theory of evolution was a revolutionary insight, and his theories of natural selection and the survival of the fittest shaped our understanding of nature and of life.
Darwin was a huge influence on science, with his contributions to genetics and evolutionary biology.5.
“It is not a question of knowing whether you like something or not; it is a question only of liking what you like.”
—Robert A. Heinlein, “Starship Troopers” (1982)In a book that is often described as science fiction, Heinlein’s science fiction stories are very realistic.
His characters, called Troopers, were soldiers on a planet that had been invaded by alien forces.
Hein, who is best known for his science fiction works, was also a prolific writer and philosopher.
Hein wrote in a variety of fields, from science to philosophy to the humanities.
Hein was born on August 9, 1918, in the Russian city of Pskov.
He later emigrated to the United States, where he received a doctorate in philosophy from Yale University.
He died in 1991