About the Gallery

This is a list of teachers and writers whose work we have found to be helpful. There are many, many others as well, including Brian Vickers, Paul de Man, Jean-François Lyotard, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Thomas Kuhn, Albert Ellis, Paul Feyerabend, Bruno Latour, Rupert Read, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Eugene Garver, William Connolly, Homi Bhabha, John Gray, Mitra Karl Brunnholzl, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Venerable Yin-Shun, and many others. In fact, it is an important part of the teachings in emptiness that there are so many approaches. This photo gallery could very well be twice or thrice its present size!

Top Row, left to right
Siddhārtha Gautama (Gautama Buddha) (563–483 BCE)
Gorgias (c. 485–380 BCE)
Protagoras (c. 490–420 BCE)
Pyrrho (c. 360–270 BCE)
Nagarjuna (perhaps c. 150–250 CE)
Sextus Empiricus (c. 160–210 CE)
Aryadeva (c. 3rd Century CE)
Bodhidharma (5th/6th cent. CE)
Candrakīrti (600–c. 650)
Dōgen Zenji (1200–1253)
Tsongkhapa (1357–1419)
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)
Pierre Bayle (1647–1706)

Middle Row, left to right
David Hume (1711–1776)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)*
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)
Martin Heidegger (1889–1976)
Kenneth Burke (1897–1993)
Richard McKeon (1900–1985)
Shunryu Suzuki (1904–1971)
Yin Shun (1906–2005)
Wilfrid Sellars (1912–89)
Michel Foucault (1926–1984)
Thich Nhat Hạnh (b. 1926)
Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002)
Jacques Derrida (1930–2004)

Bottom Row, left to right
Richard Rorty (1931–2007)
Edward Saïd (1935–2003)
Tenzin Gyatso (17th Dalai Lama) (b. 1935)
Richard Lanham (b. 1936)
Jeffrey Hopkins (b. 1940)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (b. 1942)
Martin E. P. Seligman (b. 1942)
Barbara Johnson (1947–2009)
Mark Siderits (b. 1946)
Jay Garfield (b. 1955)
Judith Butler (b. 1956)
Dzogchen Ponlop, Rinpoche (b. 1965)
C.W. Huntington ()

  •    A little research into Nietzsche will turn up various kinds of associations with Germany's National Socialism movement (i.e., the Nazi party). Nietzsche died in 1900 and in fact was critical of nationalism and antisemitism. But his name and individualistic ideas were invoked by the German government, and it is said that in WWI, German soldiers were given copies of Thus Spake Zarathustra. I feel that Nietzsche would have been horrified had he seen the use made of his works.
  • Author: 
    Greg Goode