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This week's featured author pages

Paul-Henri Thiry Holbach (1723 - 1789) -- a determinist and atheistic materialist, Holbach comprehensively argued for his philosophical position in his Système de la nature

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860) -- German philosopher, famous for his pessimism

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) -- arguably the most heralded poet and dramatist of all time.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894) -- physician, who wrote the "Breakfast-Table" series of essays

Heraclitus (500 - 500) -- pre-Socratic philosopher, famous for his obscure writing style

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