In the last episode, it was revealed that the chickens all shared their names with famous philosophers.
I was able to find most of the references fairly easily, but the origin of Jonathan's name eludes me:
Edmun Husserl, who established the school ...
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in 1970 as "Jonathan Livingston Seagull — a story." By the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, Reader's Digest had published a condensed version, and the book reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list where it remained for 38 weeks. In 1972 and 1973 the book topped the Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States.
== Plot ==
The book tells the story of Jona...
Jonathan Francis Bennett (born 17 February 1930) is a British philosopher of language and metaphysics, and a historian of early modern philosophy.
Born in Greymouth, New Zealand to Francis Oswald Bennett and Pearl Allan Brash Bennett. Bennett read philosophy at the University of Canterbury (formerly Canterbury University College) and at the University of Oxford where he was a member of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Bennett's first academic post was as a Junior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (then Auckland University College) (1952). He was an Instructor in Philosophy at Haverford...
Jonathan Wolff (born 25 June 1959) is a British philosopher and academic. He is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London.
== Early life ==
Wolff was born on 25 June 1959 to Herbert Wolff and Doris Wolff (née Polakoff). He earned his MPhil from UCL under the direction of G.A. Cohen.
== Academic career ==
He was formerly the secretary of the British Philosophical Association and has been Editor and then honorary secretary of the Aristotelian Society, which publishes Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. Recently, Wolff's work h...
(The Jonathan Edwards suggested in that post seems reasonable too.)
I've recently been reading some standard textbooks on the philosophy of mathematics, and I've become quite frustrated that (surely due to my own limitations) I don't seem to be gleaning any mathematical insights from them.
My naïve expectation would be that philosophy might take a difficult cons...
(What are the chances of me dropping into a philosophy chatroom and immediately seeing the name of I think the only modern philosopher I've heard of, in a context where the only article of his I've read is relevant?)
Peirce’s logic of continuity is explored from a double perspective: (i) Peirce’s original understanding of the continuum, alternative to Cantor’s analytical Real line, (ii) Peirce’s original construction of a topological logic –- the existential graphs -– alternative to the algebraic presentation of propositional and first-order calculi. Peirce’s general architectonics, oriented to back-and-forth hierarchical crossings between the global and the local, is reflected with great care both in the continuum and the existential graphs.