Any selection like the one in this poster will be a subject of criticism, but this one is shockingly male and Eurocentric. Although there is a fairly large number of philosophers, there isn't a single woman or a philosopher outside of what is considered to be the Western world.
Yes, I was excited to see the graphic, but disappointed when I saw the cast of characters. I would not use this with my all female and forty per cent minority philosophy students, unless I really was trying to tell them "there's no place for you in this discipline."
The limitations of the poster have also been discussed at Feminist Philosophers. See http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/the-history-of-philosophy-as-a-giant-poster-but-without-women-again/
I'd like an updated version of this poster. Below the all-male narrow vertical block there would be a branching out into a much wider horizontal block highlighting many contemporary female philosophers in all subareas of philosophy. The space to the right and left of the all-male vertical block above would be pixelated and on top of that lettered in large font: "Thought and thinkers dismissed and denied." That would still not correct the problem of excluding known historical female voices in philosophy. But it would make a point worth making.
Misspelled names. E.g. Anaximes and Hericllitus (sic).
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