did i find my philosopher chain? i’ve come across Thomas Reid and the Scottish Common Sense before.
But there was a missing association: the Associationist School of David Hartley. David Hartley leads to William James. William James to Henri Bergson, John Dewey, and Antonio Damasio.
There are others i recognize but these folks jumped off the page when i saw their names under “Influenced” as philosophers I find extra special in that i understand them as “obviously true” which means my thinking is similar to – and was undoubtedly shaped by those they shaped who shaped me.