From Griff’s Graphs, this is both brilliant and insane.

Here are how the various thought communities are color coded below:

Red – 19th/20th century philosophers
Green – antiquity & enlightenment philosophers
Pink – enlightenment authors
Yellow – 19th/20th century authors (~fiction/philosophy)
Orange – fiction author
Purple – comedians

 
Graphing Every* Idea In History
click for utterly ginormous version
http://griffsgraphs.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/poster-new-final.png

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3 Responses to “The Graph of Ideas”

  1. lunartop says:

    That’s brilliantly bonkers!

  2. The Window Washer says:

    Looks like some guy named Pasteur had just one idea and no one talks about it.

  3. hawks5999 says:

    Am I not looking close enough (I’ve looked pretty closely) or is “Love thy neighbor as thyself” not an idea? Or did Jesus not have ANY ideas in history?