The Top 100 Public Intellectuals [1]

[ Mon. Dec. 31. 2007 ]

They are some of the world’s most introspective philosophers and rabble-rousing clerics. A few write searing works of fiction and uncover the mysteries of the human mind. Others are at the forefront of modern finance, politics, and human rights. In the second Foreign Policy [4]/Prospect [5]list of top public intellectuals, we reveal the thinkers who are shaping the tenor of our time.

[ED. NOTE: Among the FP/Prospect Top 100 list are 10 ten Edgecontributors. Congratulations to Richard Dawkins [6]Daniel C. Dennett [7],Jared Diamond [8]Howard Gardner [9]Neil Gershenfeld [10]Daniel Kahneman [11],Steven Pinker [12]V.S. Ramachandran [13]Lee Smolin [14]J. Craig Venter [15]E.O. Wilson [16]]

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