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Single Idea 16606

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 1. History of Philosophy]

Full Idea

Philosophers almost never strike out on wholly new ground, without the historical inspiration of some figure or other.

Gist of Idea

Original philosophers invariably seek inspiration from past thinkers


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 05.1)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.79