Philosophy

10 Things You Might Not Know About Jean-Paul Sartre

1. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a heavy smoker, and reportedly smoked up to three packs of cigarettes per day. 2.…

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Camus

Without question, Albert Camus ranks as one of the world’s great literary figures. He was also a philosopher and existentialist,…

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W.V. Quine

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908–2000), was one of the greatest analytic philosophers and logicians of the 20th century whose body…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Karl Marx

1. Karl Marx (1818-1883) was one of nine children born to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. His parents raised him in…

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Andy Warhol

If you know nothing else about Andy Warhol, the legendary pop artist, you have probably heard the oft-quoted wisecrack that…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Martin Heidegger

1. One of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) originally studied to become a Jesuit priest at…

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Shakespeare’s Philosophy

Although he died nearly 400 years ago, William Shakespeare’s legacy continues to resonate today. His works, which include 37 plays,…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About René Descartes

1. Although René Descartes is primarily known for his philosophy, he was also a mathematician. He created the rectangular coordinate…

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

Ray Monk's Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius is a masterful biography of one of the most important and influential…

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On Leibniz

Nicholas Rescher’s On Leibniz collects eleven previously published essays on Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), who is most noted for metaphysics…

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