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Philosophical Achievements of Peter Abelard

By | August 21st, 2017|Biography|

When you talk of great philosophers from the Western world, the name Peter Abelard will surely be mentioned. The name may not be as famous as that of Plato, Aristotle or Socrates, but he has made significant contributions towards the growth and development of philosophical thinking in the world that are worthy of note. One [...]

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Who Was Jean-Jacques Rousseau?

By | January 31st, 2017|Biography|

Have you ever stopped to consider whose works popularized romance novels? Do you know France is called the city of romance? Do you know the personality behind these events? Well, he is no other than Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher, political thinker and writer. If you like to know more about this great thinker, then [...]

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Historical Overview of Ludwig Wittgenstein

By | January 31st, 2017|Biography|

Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most influential names in philosophy. In fact, most people consider him to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century. He was one of the founders of the controversial analytic philosophy alongside Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore. Wittgenstein charted and developed new concepts in the philosophy of mind, [...]

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Zeno of Citium: An Historical Overview

By | January 31st, 2017|Biography|

If the famous quote “Man can only conquer his world by conquering himself” rings a bell to you, chances are you probably know the author was Zeno of Citium. Did you also know he invented the concept of apatheia (a state of mind devoid of passion)? Read on as we take you through the life [...]

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Historical Account of Benedict de Spinoza

By | January 31st, 2017|Biography, Philosophy|

Benedict de Spinoza was the most prominent rationalist philosopher of the 17th century. He laid the groundwork for the Enlightenment Movement that happened in the 18th century. He was also instrumental to the growth of modern biblical criticism as well as the conceptions of the universe and self. He made substantial contributions to almost all [...]

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Historical Background of Confucius

By | January 26th, 2017|Biography|

Confucius is one of the most influential religious thinkers, philosopher, and political figure in Chinese history. He was well known for his aphorism and models of social interaction. His works and teachings on respect, honesty, education, kindness and strong family bonds gave rise to Confucianism. Today, Confucianism is the official imperial philosophy of China. Besides [...]

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Annals of Saint Thomas Aquinas

By | January 26th, 2017|Biography|

Saints Thomas Aquinas is a renowned priest and philosopher who wrote his name in the annals of history.  Words would fail us in our attempt to describe a man who had influenced centuries of academic and religious thought with his methodical approach to harmonizing faith and reason. Notwithstanding, this article would try to unravel some [...]

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Historical Account of Benedict de Spinoza

By | January 25th, 2017|Biography|

Benedict de Spinoza was the most prominent rationalist philosopher of the 17th century. He laid the groundwork for the Enlightenment Movement that happened in the 18th century. He was also instrumental to the growth of modern biblical criticism as well as the conceptions of the universe and self. He made substantial contributions to almost all [...]

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How Did Heraclitus Shape Our Thinking?

By | January 25th, 2017|Biography|

Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher famous for his contributions to the development of the concept of logos. He was generally referred to as the “Weeping Philosopher” because of his general contempt for mankind. Heraclitus is considered as one of the most important pre-Socratic philosophers. Being the first philosopher to dwell in the realm of metaphysics, [...]

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Historical Background of Plato

By | January 25th, 2017|Biography|

One of the most inspired and dominant philosophers in Western philosophy is Plato, a protégé of Socrates. His footprints still stand prominently in the sand of philosophy today. Read on to know more about this eminent philosopher. Early Life of Plato Plato was born around 428 BC, during the final years of the Golden Age [...]

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