Aristotle was a student of Plato at the Academy In Athens. Thousands of years later, a new website gives the student and not the teacher the ranking of most influential person in recorded history. Plato comes in third. While it is an interesting exercise to see which philosopher ultimately had the most influence on others centuries ago, the same algorithm is being used to track who is influencing others at modern-day academic institutions. Academic Influence, which launched its website last year, ranks colleges and makes subject-specific recommendations to people searching for a school.
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