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Samuel Clarke (1675 - 1729) -- rationalist philosopher who claimed that moral decisions can be as certain as mathematical ones, and who promoted the work of Isaac Newton

Henry James (1843 - 1916) -- American author of psychological novels

Yaaqub ibn Ishaq al- Kindi (870 - 870) -- one of the first Arab philosophers, who facilitated the exploration of Greek philosophy in the Islamic tradition

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982) -- Russian-born American novelist, who developed in her fiction a philosophy based on objectivism, which promoted rational self-interest, unregulated capitalism, and absolute individualism

Antisthenes (440 - 360) -- a student of Socrates, Antisthenes' philosophy of cynicism exerted an important influence on Diogenes

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