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

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

Wilhelm Dilthey (1833 - 1911) -- German philosopher, whose contributions include the development of hermeneutics and broadening the application of Kant's philosophy

William B. Yeats (1865 - 1939) -- Irish poet, who wrote pieces of simple style related to pagan mythology. Chief proponent of the Irish Renaissance movement.

John Buridan (1295 - 1360) -- nominalist philosopher of the Middle Ages who was especially concerned about questions of logic and theology

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