Philosophy

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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Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Based on lectures given at Columbia University for its annual Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lecture Series, professor of philosophy Philip…

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Incompleteness: Rebecca Goldstein on the Life and Work of Kurt Gödel

  Best known for his Incompleteness Theorem, Kurt Gödel (1906–1978) is considered one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of the…

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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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10 Things You Might Not Know About William James

1. William James (1842-1910), the philosopher and father of American psychology, was born in 1842 into a highly regarded family.…

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Jaakko Hintikka: Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Groundbreaking “Language Games” are Not Child’s Play

  Thanks to his groundbreaking work in logic, the philosophy of mind, mathematics, and language, as well as two published…

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Analyzing Language: Stephen Neale on Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy of Language (Part 2)

A British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) made significant contributions to the fields of mathematical logic, analytic philosophy,…

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