…I’m wondering about is why people have the tendency to pronounce the names of philosophers in the pronunciation of their language, such as the name of the philosopher Benjamin that I hear pronounced quite clearly with the German “ja”, with a sort of silent “j” for “yaw”. But, quite frankly I find this odd. Why you ask? Because the people who say his name call him Walter with an English “w”, not a German pronounciation of the “w”, which would be “Valter”. So, why is it some names are anglicized , and others are original? (Jaspers is another one). It seems fitting to me if we do justice to the pronunciation of the last name, why not the first?