Nobody is prophet in his own country, if you get my point. Another example of an ‘unorthodox’ philosopher, Chalmers too belongs to the New York University crew of star philosophers, but also teaches at the Australian National University. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. And that takes reflection and time to be evaluated. Comte, Mill, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Schopenhauer were not professors, and only the German idealist school was rooted in academic life. The point of departure of his life philosophy and the basis of his theory and activity in practice are freedom and welfare of any human being and prosperity of peoples and nations of the whole mankind. Index of Philosophers and Scholars of India “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” -Margaret Fuller This page is dedicated to all philosophers and thinkers of India serving our intellectual tradition. Almost all writers studied in a philosophy class will be European, and in some classes there will be absolutely no mention of American philosophers at all. Mon, 10/15/2012 - 00:03-- razinadmin. He begins with the premise that justice is fairness and rejects the balancing of rights in society. The influence of a philosopher, in my humble opinion, is measured by the lasting impact of his or her ideas. Western philosophy - Western philosophy - Contemporary philosophy: Despite the tradition of philosophical professionalism established during the Enlightenment by Wolff and Kant, philosophy in the 19th century was still created largely outside the universities. John Rawls the author of A Theory of Justice is widely considered the most important political philosopher of the 20th century. Time will tell. Gandhi and the 21st Century. When one thinks of great philosophers (which probably isn't too often), one most likely thinks of dead Europeans. I know he is a philosopher because after about 25 pages I have to read it again and take notes to try to understand.