Philosophy Files

The great questions of life answered by the greatest minds of all time.

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy.

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John Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism".

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John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (1806-73) was the most influential English language philosopher of the nineteenth century. He was a naturalist, a utilitarian, and a liberal, whose work explores the consequences of a thoroughgoing empiricist outlook.

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David Hume

Generally regarded as one of the most important philosophers to write in English, David Hume (1711-1776) was also well known in his own time as a historian and essayist. A master stylist in any genre.

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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an intellectual, scholar, revolutionary, deist and idealist social philosopher. He anticipated and helped with the American Revolution through his powerful writings.

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Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is the central figure in modern philosophy. He synthesized early modern rationalism and empiricism, set the terms for much of 19th and 20th century philosophy.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and cultural critic. He is famous for uncompromising criticisms of traditional European morality and religion.

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