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Find out papers and researches on British philosophers and their philosophical ideas (Hobbes, Locke, Smith, …). Main topics of their thoughts are covered : ethics, metaphysics, politics, empiricism, pragmatism, …

Kant vs Hume

Kant and Hume: A philosophical controversy In this article, the positions of Kant and Hume will be presented regarding the relationship between reason and…

Adam Smith As a moral philosopher

Adam Smith As a moral philosopher

“Vice is always capricious, virtue only is regular and orderly” Adam Smith, well-known as a scottish economist, is also a philosopher through his essay…

Edmund Burke Philosophy Summary

Edmund Burke Philosophy Summary

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is a statesman, british philosopher. Synthesis of Burke Philosophy Burke’s major contribution to philosophy was on aesthetics philosophy : “Philosophical Inquiry…

Francis Bacon Philosophy Summary

Francis Bacon Philosophy Summary

Life and Works Francis Bacon (1561-1626) is a london-born philosopher who was the the forerunner of the british empiricism tradition, streching through Locke, Hume,…

John Locke Works

John Locke Works

John Locke (1632-1704) is probably the greatest and certainly the most influential, english philosopher, whose became the foundation both for classical british empiricism and…

Godwin and Anarchism

Godwin and Anarchism

William Godwin, a political thinker of Anarchism William Godwin ia a political theorist, essayist and novelist. In both early and late lige, Godwin was…

The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell

The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell

Russell, an epistemologist and moral philosopher Bertrand Russell, british philosopher, is one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. He is both a…

Stuart Mill’s Philosophy

Stuart Mill’s Philosophy

John Stuart Mill Philosophy: Interest, Economics and Politics Mill (John Stuart), along with Herbert Spencer,is  the greatest british philosopher in the nineteenth century. “According…

Hobbes: Man is a wolf to man

Hobbes: Man is a wolf to man

Men and violence : Hobbes Anthropology The Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes, is a great book of political philosophy, for one simple reason: Hobbes theories…

George Berkeley’s philosophy

George Berkeley’s philosophy

George Berkeley is an Irish philosopher (1685-1753) of English descent, best known for the doctrine that there is no material substance ant that things,…

Hume, Impressions vs Ideas

Hume, Impressions vs Ideas

David Hume’s philosophy is entirely based on this principle that experience causes our ideas : hence Hume is a empiricist. Hume differentiates between impressions…

Locke: Human Understanding Summary

Locke: Human Understanding Summary

An Essay concerning human Understanding by John Locke An essay concerning human understanding is one of the greatest philosophy works : Locke, folllowing, Descartes,…

Locke and Natural Rights

Locke and Natural Rights

Natural rights at the heart of Locke’s Political Philosophy John Locke is the philosopher of the issue on natural rights. In the Treatise on…

Hobbes vs Locke: State of Nature

Hobbes vs Locke: State of Nature

The state of nature is a concept used in political philosophy by most Enlightenment philosophers, such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. The state of nature is a representation of human existence prior to…

Hobbes’ Philosophy

Hobbes’ Philosophy

Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, is essentially the author of the following works: – De cive (1642) – Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, and Power…

Hume’s Philosophy Summary

Hume’s Philosophy Summary

David Hume, a british and empiricist philosopher, wrote essentially the following works : – Treatise of Human Nature (1740) – Essays Concerning Human Understanding ((1748)…

The Philosophy of Karl Popper

The Philosophy of Karl Popper

Karl Popper, an austro-british philosopher, invented the falsifiability concept as a criterion of demarcation between science and pseudoscience. Popper’s Philosophy : Science and Falsifiability Popper’s publications…

The Philosophy of Jeremy Bentham

The Philosophy of Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher of the 18th century. He founded the branch of the utilitarian philosophy. His main work is Introduction to…