Ancestors of the Second Renaissance: key influences and ideas

From Second Renaissance


Who are our ancestors? What are the main intellectual (or spiritual or other) traditions that are relevant to the Second Renaissance?

Some questions:

  • Who are the key leading figures and their most important contributions?
  • What ideas / thinkers / traditions have they been in turn influenced by? (history / genealogy of ideas)
  • Who are their allies?
  • What’s their “tone”? (e.g. mythical, storytelling vs. rational/analytical thinking…?)

Leading Figures

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