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Philosophy in 2016: a year in review [timeline]

This year was an important one for the field of philosophy. As the year draws to a close, the OUP Philosophy team takes a moment to reflect. We’ve compiled a general selection of the key events, awards, anniversaries, and passings, which shaped philosophy in 2016. From the 2,400th anniversary of the birth of Aristotle, to the loss of Hilary Putnam, take a moment to browse our interactive timeline.

Which events would you add to the timeline? Let us know in the comments.

Featured image: The Thinker by Rodin, photograph by Johnnie Shannon, Public domain via Pixabay.

Recent Comments

  1. Dr Richard Dixon

    I suspect the nomination of ‘post-truth’ as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2016 has some significance for anyone interested in the history and development of thought.

  2. Peter Linton

    Add Martha Nussbaum & include commentary on the noted writings that earned her the award

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