Category Archive: Philosopher

May 20

May 20: John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill

Mill said he believed in a “probable God,” or a “limited liability God,” but disbelieved in miracles and immortality.

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May 07

May 7: David Hume

David Hume

Boswell reported that whenever Hume “heard a man was religious, he concluded that he was a rascal.”

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Jan 08

January 8: Stephen Hawking (1942)

Stephen Hawking

It was on this date, January 8, 1942, that English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford. He entered Oxford University in 1959, showing an interest in classical music and science fiction as well as physics and cosmology. With a reputation as something of a …

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