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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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HECKER, Isaac Thomas (1819–1888)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 584 words.

Isaac Hecker was born on 18 December 1819 in New York City. A Catholic priest, he was the founder of

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MEIGS, Josiah (1757–1822)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 739 words.

Josiah Meigs was a founder of two major American universities. He was born on 21 August 1757 in Middletown, Connecticut.

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NOYES, John Humphrey (1811–1886)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2556 words.

John Humphrey Noyes, born in Brattleboro, Vermont on 3 September 1811, was founder of the frequently sensationalized Oneida

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PENN, William (1644–1718)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 3291 words.

William Penn is best known for being the founder of Pennsylvania. It was partly as an indefatigable polemicist on behalf

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QUIMBY, Phineas Parkhurst (1802–1866)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2350 words.

and founder of the “mind cure” or mental healing movement, Phineas Parkhurst Quimby was born on 16 February 1802 in

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SCHMUCKER, Samuel Simon (1799–1873)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1017 words.

Samuel Simon Schmucker was a major Lutheran theologian and philosopher, and a founder of two Lutheran colleges. He was born

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WHEELOCK, Eleazar (1711–1779)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 737 words.

Eleazar Wheelock was the founder and first President of Dartmouth College. He was born on 22 April 1711 in Windham,

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BACKUS, Isaac (1724–1806)

in Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 4416 words.

Isaac Backus was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 9 January 1724 to an affluent family descended from the founders of

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Eddy, Mary Baker (1821–1910)

Mary Farrell Bednarowski.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2310 words.

Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the First Church of Christ Scientist, popularly known as Christian Science, was born on

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Feigl, Herbert (1902–88)

George A. Reisch.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1482 words.

Herbert Feigl was the founder and Director of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of

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Hecker, Isaac Thomas (1819–88)

Robert Wilson-Black.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 585 words.

Isaac Hecker was born on 18 December 1819 in New York City. A Catholic priest, he was the founder of

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Comte, Spencer, and the Science of Society

Frank Palmeri.

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society"

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 12716 words.

The Enlightenment conjectural historians Condorcet and Ferguson exerted a strong influence on the founders of sociology, Comte and Spencer. Comte acknowledges the influence of Condorcet,...

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The Exemplary Life of René Descartes

Steven B. Smith.

in Modernity and Its Discontents

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 8931 words.

If Machiavelli is the founder of modern politics, Descartes is the founder of modern philosophy even though the nature of his modernity is often misunderstood. This chapter examines...

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Emerson: Perfectionism, Idiosyncrasy, Justice

Stephen Mulhall.

in Stanley Cavell

January 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 9035 words.

This chapter examines Cavell's views on Emerson, seeing him as the founder of the mode of thinking which Thoreau exemplifies. Cavell identifies Emerson as proposing a practice of...

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Arcesilaus in His Time and Place

A. A. Long.

in From Epicurus to Epictetus

September 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 7614 words.

No philosopher in the early Hellenistic period is more intriguing than Arcesilaus of Pitane, and few are of comparable historical significance. Arcesilaus in effect was the founder of Greek...

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Hume's Fragments of Union and the Fiction of the Scottish Enlightenment

Susan Manning.

in Impressions of Hume

June 2005; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 11553 words.

This chapter considers political, psychological, and grammatical forms of connection and their implications for narrative analogies between self and nation developed in relation to the 1707...

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Nimrod, or Cynegetic Sovereignty

Grégoire Chamayou and Steven Rendall.

in Manhunts

July 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2218 words.

This chapter focuses on Nimrod, whose story in Genesis describes him as the son of Chus, the grandson of Cham, the founder of Babel and the world's first king: “He was the first on earth to...

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Introduction: Vico's Life

DONALD PHILLIP VERENE.

in The New Art of Autobiography

August 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 20055 words.

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this book, which is about Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico's Autobiography. It explains that relative to other areas of Vico...

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Louis de La Forge on Mind, Causality, and Union

Philippe Drieux.

in The Oxford Handbook of Descartes and Cartesianism

April 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 7054 words.

La Forge, who is well known for his Remarques on Descartes’s Treatise of Man (1664), is also said to be one of the founders of “occasionalism”, especially because of his argument against...

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The Ancient Stoics: The Ancient Stoics: People and Sources

Tad Brennan.

in The Stoic Life

June 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 4146 words.

This chapter provides an introduction to the major figures in the history of Ancient Stoicism, and describes the sources of knowledge in Stoic philosophy. The Stoic school began a little...

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