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Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982) -- Russian-born American novelist, who developed in her fiction a philosophy based on objectivism, which promoted rational self-interest, unregulated capitalism, and absolute individualism

Diogenes the Cynic (304 - 323) -- notorious Greek cynic philosopher

John Knowles (1926 - 0) -- American novelist and short-story writer

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) -- third president of the United States, and political philosopher who borrowed much from Locke and who argued that successful representative government was possible

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) -- playwright, poet, novelist and critic born in Ireland, famous for his wit.

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