Saturday, November 04, 2006

Name that philosopher

So I'm cruising department websites while working on job applications, and I see this page which is decorated with unlabeled pictures of philosophers. I cannot recognize the last three on the lower right. Also, I'm assuming the picture on the far left is Wittgenstein on a bad hair day, but it is not a photo I've seen before. Any ideas?

7 comments:

Carin said...

Foucault, Derrida, and dunno . . .

Comments are being funky . . .

Thomas said...

I believe the dude on the far lower right is Stanley Cavell of Harvard, although what he's doing up there with all those others is beyond me.

Looking at the filenames of the images is sort of helpful in this case.

ca said...

Mouse over shows last one is named cavell.jpg--wouldn't have guessed otherwise.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

ok, I should have realizes I could do the file name thing.

Chris said...

That's a famous picture of Foucault, in which, as far as I can tell, he's doing his Uncle Fester impression (an impression he repeats in this photo:
http://www.leksikon.org/images/foucault_michel.jpg)

Bardiac said...

OMG, I'd never thought of Foucault as Uncle Fester before... but the picture so fits! All that stuff on torture will never be quite the same for me again.

Thomas said...

@ca: Jinx!