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  1. Cynthia D. Coe (2003). Kierkegaard: A Biography. Alastair Hannay. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. Xvi+ 496. $39.95 Hc 0-521-56077-2. Given That Kierkegaard's Writings Undeniably Draw on His Personal Life in Impor-Tant Ways, Biography has Naturally Played a More Central Role in Kierkegaard Scholarship Than is the Case with Most Philosophers. As Such, It Would Seem. [REVIEW] Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (1):70.score: 120.0
     
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  2. Mary Pickering (1993). Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 102.0
    This book constitutes the first volume of a projected two-volume intellectual biography of Auguste Comte, the founder of modern sociology and a philosophical movement called positivism. Volume One offers a reinterpretation of Comte's "first career," (1798-1842) when he completed the scientific foundation of his philosophy. It describes the interplay between Comte's ideas and the historical context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and mental illness, and his volatile relationships with friends, family, and colleagues, including such famous contemporaries as (...)
     
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  3. Srinivasa Iyengar & R. K. (1985). Sri Aurobindo: A Biography and a History. Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.score: 90.0
     
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  4. Ray Monk, Life Without Theory: Biography as an Exemplar of Philosophical Understanding.score: 84.0
    This article discusses recent attempts to provide the genre of biography with a philosophical, theoretical foundation and attempts to show that such efforts are fundamentally misguided. Biography is, I argue, a profoundly nontheoretical activity, and this, precisely, makes it philosophically interesting. Instead of looking to philosophy to provide a theory of biography, we should, I maintain, look to biography to provide a crucially important example and model of what Ludwig Wittgenstein called "the kind of understanding that (...)
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  5. Diogenes Laertius (1969). Lives of the Philosophers. Chicago, Regnery.score: 78.0
  6. Pratima Bowes (1997). The Story of a Female Philosopher. Book Guild Ltd..score: 70.0
     
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  7. Alban G. Widgery (1961). A Philosopher's Pilgrimage. New York, Crowell.score: 70.0
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  8. James M. Edie (1965). Russian Philosophy. Chicago, Quadrangle Books.score: 66.0
    v. 1. The beginnings of Russian philosophy: the Slavophiles. The Westernizers.--v. 2. The Nihilists. The Populists. Critics of religion and culture.--v. 3. Pre-revolutionary philosophy and theology. Philosophers in exile. Marxists and Communists.
     
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  9. Donald Phillip Verene (1991). The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico, Written by Himself. Oxford University Press.score: 62.0
    In this, the first full-length study of Vico's highly original autobiography, Verene discusses its place in the history of autobiography generally, and shows it to be the first work of modern intellectual autobiography which uses a genetic method. The author views the autobiography as a work in which Vico applies the principles of human history discussed in New Science, making the telling of his own life an application and verification of his own philosophy. He places Vico's autobiography within the general (...)
     
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  10. Xenophon (2004). Conversations of Socrates. ePenguin.score: 62.0
    Xenophon's portrait is the only one other than Plato's to survive, and while it offers a very personal interpretation of Socratic thought, it also reveals much about the man and his philosophical views.
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  11. Paul Arthur Schilpp (1967). The Philosophy of Martin Buber. La Salle, Ill.,Open Court.score: 62.0
    Autobiographical fragments, by M. Buber.--Descriptive and critical essays on the philosophy of Martin Buber.--The philosopher replies, by M. Buber.--Bibliography of the writings of Martin Buber, compiled by M. Friedman (p. [745]-786).
     
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  12. Arthur Edward Waite (1975). Raymund Lully, Illuminated Doctor, Alchemist and Christian Mystic. Gordon Press.score: 62.0
    There are few names in mediaeval literature and in the history of its philosophical thought, around which has gathered a more curious woof of legend confused ...
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  13. Bertrand Russell (1956). Portraits From Memory: And Other Essays. Simon and Schuster.score: 60.0
    PORTRAITS FROM MEMORY and Other Essays by BERTRAND RUSSELL SIMON AND SCHUSTER NEW YORK 1956 VI CONTENTS PAGE Mind and Matter 1 45 The Cult of Common Usage 1 66 ...
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  14. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1992). Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is. Penguin Books.score: 60.0
    Written in 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, the book sub-titled 'How To Become What You Are' passes under review all Nietzsche's previous ...
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  15. Roger Burggraeve (1997). Emmanuel Levinas: Thinker Between Jerusalem and Athens A Philosophical Biography. Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (1):110-126.score: 60.0
  16. Max Pearson Cushing (1971). Baron d'Holbach; a Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France. New York,B. Franklin.score: 60.0
    ... writing to the Princess Dashkofï in, thus analysee! the spirit of his century: Chaque siècle a son esprit qui le caractérise. L'esprit du nôtre semble ...
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  17. Hock Guan Tjoa (1977). George Henry Lewes: A Victorian Mind. Harvard University Press.score: 60.0
    In this book Professor Tjoa not only reconstructs Lewes’ theory of criticism and his social and political opinions but also evaluates his contributions to ...
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  18. Mary Lutyens (1997). Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening. Shambhala Publications.score: 60.0
    In 1909, a boy of fourteen years was designated the savior of our age by the mystic leader of the Theosophical Society. Sent from his native India to study at the finest school in Britain, the charismatic youth was groomed for the messianic role of World Teacher--a mantle he would ultimately cast off, unleashing a storm of controversy within the spiritual community. And through inner doubts and physical agony--through bitter trials of the mind, the body, and the soul--he would follow (...)
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  19. Steven V. Hicks & Alan Rosenberg (2006). Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 31 (1):63-66.score: 60.0
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  20. Avicenna (1971). Avicenna's Treatise on Logic. The Hague,Nijhoff.score: 60.0
     
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  21. Alain Badiou (2009). Pocket Pantheon: Figures of Postwar Philosophy. Verso.score: 60.0
    Overture -- Jacques Lacan -- Georges Canguilhem and Jean Cavaillès -- Jean-Paul Sartre -- Jean Hyppolite -- Louis Althusser -- Jean-François Lyotard -- Gilles Deleuze -- Michel Foucault -- Jacques Derrida -- Jean Borreil -- Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe -- Gilles Châtelet -- Françoise Proust -- A note on the texts.
     
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  22. Nikolaĭ Berdi͡aev (1940/1975). Leontiev. Norwood Editions.score: 60.0
     
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  23. John Henry Bridges (1914/1976). The Life & Work of Roger Bacon: An Introduction to the Opus Majus. Richwood Pub. Co..score: 60.0
  24. Sŏng-hŭi Chŏng (2009). Kim Chong-Jik: Chosŏn Tohak Ŭi Punsuryŏng. SŏnggyunʼGwan Taehakkyo Chʻulpʻanbu.score: 60.0
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  25. Margaret T. Gibson (ed.) (1981). Boethius, His Life, Thought, and Influence. Blackwell.score: 60.0
     
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  26. G. H. Hardy (1970). Bertrand Russell and Trinity. London,Cambridge U.P..score: 60.0
  27. Ole Jensen (2007). Historien Om K.E. Løgstrup. Forlaget Anis.score: 60.0
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  28. Jingfang Jin (2006). Kongzi Xin Zhuan. Changchun Chu Ban She.score: 60.0
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  29. Yong-jun Kim (2006). Nae Ka Pon Ham Sŏk-Hŏn. Akʻanet.score: 60.0
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  30. D. E. Luscombe (1979). Peter Abelard. Historical Association.score: 60.0
  31. John Calhoun Merrill (1994). Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism. Iowa State University Press.score: 60.0
     
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  32. J. Max Patrick (1966). Francis Bacon. [London]Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green.score: 60.0
     
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  33. Plato (1880/1972). The Trial and Death of Socrates. Freeport, N.Y.,Books for Libraries Press.score: 60.0
     
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  34. Anthony Quinton (1980). Francis Bacon. Oxford University Press.score: 60.0
     
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  35. Susan Taubes (2011). Die Korrespondenz Mit Jacob Taubes 1950-1951. Wilhelm Fink.score: 60.0
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  36. Solomon Zeitlin (1935). Maimonides. New York, Bloch Publishing Co..score: 60.0
     
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  37. Jianhua Zhao (2010). Zhen Shi de Kongzi. Jing Ji Ri Bao Chu Ban She.score: 60.0
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  38. Gérard Deledalle (1990). Charles S. Peirce, 1839-1914: An Intellectual Biography. J.Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 54.0
    This work is the intellectual biography of the greatest of American philosophers. Peirce was not only a pioneer in logic and the creator of a philosophical movement pragmatism he also proposed a phenomenological theory, quite different from that of Husserl, but equal in profundity; and long before Saussure, and in a totally different spirit, a semiotic theory whose present interest owes nothing to passing fashion and everything to its fecundity. Throughout his life Peirce wrote continually about sign and (...)
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  39. Suzanne Kirkbright (2004). Karl Jaspers: A Biography: Navigations in Truth. Yale University Press.score: 54.0
    Throughout his life, German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883–1969) recorded his experiences and reflections in diaries and correspondence. This comprehensive biography is the first to explore these extensive and candid private writings that illuminate not only Jaspers’ life and relationships but also the ideas he proposed in Way to Wisdom, The Question of German Guilt, and many other published works. Suzanne Kirkbright provides a sensitive and intimate portrait of the philosopher whose work on truth, personal integrity, and the capacity for (...)
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  40. R. S. Woolhouse (2007). Locke: A Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 54.0
    This is the first comprehensive biography of John Locke to be published in nearly a half century. Setting Locke's life within exciting historical and intellectual contexts, which included the English Civil War, religious persecution, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Roger Woolhouse interweaves an account of Locke's life with a summary and development of his ideas in theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, medicine, economics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. Systematic and encyclopedic in its coverage, Woolhouse's biography (...)
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  41. Lorenz Jäger (2004). Adorno. A Political Biography. Yale University Press.score: 54.0
    Theodor W. Adorno—philosopher, cultural critic, sociologist, and music theorist—was one of the most important German intellectuals of the twentieth century. This concise, readable life is the first attempt to look at his philosophical and literary work in its essential political context. Central to Adorno’s intellectual development were his musical training, his father’s Jewish roots, and the rise of National Socialism in Germany, which forced him to emigrate to the United States. While in exile, he and Max Horkheimer wrote Dialectic of (...)
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  42. Nicholas Capaldi (2004). John Stuart Mill: A Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 54.0
    Nicholas Capaldi's biography of John Stuart Mill traces the ways in which Mill's many endeavors are related and explores the significance of his contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education. Capaldi shows how Mill was groomed for his life by both his father James Mill and Jeremy Bentham, the two most prominent philosophical radicals of the early 19th century. Mill, however, revolted against this education and developed friendships with (...)
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  43. Charlie Huenemann (2010). Review of Julian Young, Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (6).score: 52.0
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  44. Charles Huenemann (forthcoming). Review of Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography, by Julian Young. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.score: 52.0
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  45. Anthony K. Jensen (2009). Nietzsche's Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):222 – 225.score: 50.0
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  46. Daniel Blue (2011). Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (1):115-119.score: 50.0
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  47. Iain Morrisson (2011). Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (1):129-130.score: 50.0
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  48. Richard M. Shusterman (2009). Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher. Education and Culture 25 (1):pp. 76-79.score: 50.0
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  49. V. S. Asmus & V. S. Solov'ev (1989). An Attempt at a Philosophical Biography. Russian Studies in Philosophy 28 (2):66-95.score: 50.0
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  50. Tim Madigan (2002). The Uses and Abuses of Philosophical Biographies. Philosophy Now 35:26-28.score: 50.0
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