10 greatest thinkers
The following Durant’s ranking of who he considered to be the 10 greatest thinkers:
10 greatest poets
The following Durant’s ranking of who he considered to be the 10 greatest poets:
Note: poet number five is completely missing from both the table of contents and the "ten greatest poets" chapter?
In 1935 to 1975, Will Durant wrote an 11-volume series of books entitled The Story of Civilization, with volumes seven to eleven co-authored with his wife Ariel Durant. In 1968, Durant won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, particularly for his 10th volume Rousseau and Revolution.
The following are related quotes:
- “Cardan named, as the ten greatest intellects in history (see: Cardano 12), men not overwhelmingly Christian: Archimedes, Aristotle, Euclid, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas of Tarentum, al Khwarizmi, al-Kindi, Geber, Duns Scotus, and Richard Swineshead, all scientists except Duns.”
- (a) Durant, Will. (1931). Adventures in Genius (Arc) (pg. 3). Publisher.
(b) Durant, Will. (2002). The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time (§2: The Ten Greatest Thinkers, pgs. 8-30). Simon and Schuster.
- The Story of Civilization – Wikipedia.
- Durant, Will; Durant, Ariel. (1953). The Story of Our Civilization, Volume Five: the Renaissance, a History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 to 1576 (pg. 692). Publisher.