Philosophical Taste

The table below shows the number of times each thinker was referred to in articles that appeared in the sociology journals available through JSTOR. It seems indeed that “there is wisdom in being alluring yet inaccessible” (Barzun 1983).

Thinker # of References First Apperance
Marx 8839 (1893)
Foucault 4438 (1964)
Bourdieu 2658 (1964)
Marcuse 1746 (1964)
Nietzsche 1632 (1964)
Hegel 1622 (1891)
Kant 1381 (1891)
Heidegger 1045 (1964)
Derrida 968 (1966)
James 781 (1897)
Descartes 736 (1895)
Sartre 654 (1945)
Schopenhauer 221 (1894)
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