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Ivan Illich ( pron.: / ɪ ˈ v ɑː n ˈ ɪ l ɪ tʃ / ; [ 1 ] 4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was an Austrian philosopher , Roman Catholic priest, and "maverick social critic" [ 2 ] of the institutions of contemporary Western culture and their effects on the provenance and practice of education, medicine, work, energy use, transportation, and economic development. [ edit ] Personal life
Dennis Ritchie created no gadgets to entrance the lustful desire of hundreds of millions of well-heeled consumers, built no companies that bestride the corporate world like Colossus, and made no billions from his revolutionary contributions to the world of computer science.
Gay rights activist Frank Kameny died Oct. 11, 2011. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. Frank Kameny’s little house in Northwest Washington, with its falling gutters and swaybacked sofa, must be the most modest building ever named a historic landmark .
Sister Margaret Farrell peers uncertainly over her shoulder as she tries to maneuver a lumbering minivan across several lanes of morning traffic on the Hollywood Freeway.
Kenzaburo Oe at Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln/Cologne (Germany), April 11, 2008
Florence Beatrice Price (April 9,1887, Little Rock, Arkansas – June 3, 1953, Chicago, Illinois) was an American composer.
The Rev. Ralph Harper, a philosopher and theologian who wrote more than a dozen books exploring existentialist themes in modern literary classics, in fairy tales and even in spy thrillers, died yesterday at the Stella Maris Hospice in Baltimore. He was 80 and lived in Monkton, Md.
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Carl Oglesby, wise and lyrical and very American voice of the healthy wing of the New Left, turns 75 this week.
Max Ferdinand Scheler [ 1 ] (August 22, 1874 – May 19, 1928) was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology , ethics , and philosophical anthropology .
D. Iacobescu or Dumitru Iacobescu ( Romanian pronunciation: [duˈmitru jakoˈbesku] ; born Armand Iacobsohn ; [ 1 ] 1893 – October 9, 1913) was a Romanian Symbolist poet.
Hans Jonas (May 10, 1903 – February 5, 1993) was a German -born philosopher who was, from 1955 to 1976, Alvin Johnson Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City . Jonas's writings were very influential in different spheres. For example, The Gnostic Religion , based on his early research on the Gnosis, but first published in 1958, was for many years the standard work in English on the subject of Gnosticism .
Jaroslav Jan Pelikan