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Find out papers and researches on French Philosophers and their philosophical ideas (Voltaire, Sartre, Descartes, …).
Main topics of their thoughts are covered : ethics, metaphysics
Main concepts : freedom, God, tolerance, subjectivity, …

External World and Skepticism

Does the eternal world exists ? How to prove it ? The external world is a philosophical problem set by Descartes when, in his…

Alain: On Happiness

Alain: On Happiness

The philosopher Alain (1868-1951), whose real name is Emile Chartier, is the author of the famous: – Works(1908-1919) – On Happiness (1928) – Ideas…

Camus Quotes

Camus Quotes

Best quotes by Albert Camus The philosophy of Albert Camus radiates in all fields of social sciences: essay, theater, novels. Criticized for his nihilism,…

Descartes and Passions of the Soul

Descartes and Passions of the Soul

Passions are in Descartes a real curiosity: in fact, Descartes is the thinker of the cogitor, i.e. the certainty of the subject’s existence, that it…

The Metaphysics of Descartes

The Metaphysics of Descartes

Metaphysics of Descartes can be read in two works, The Discourse on Method and Metaphysical Meditations, where Descartes engaged in the search for truth…

Rousseau: Emile (Summary)

Emile or On Education, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, exposes the philosophy of education of the Genevan thinker. As the Social Contract, Emile was immediately banned…

Montesquieu’s separation of powers

Montesquieu’s separation of powers

Before adressing the question of the separation of powers, it is necessary to get back to the conception of the power. Montesquieu’s Democracy :…

Camus: The Stranger (Analysis)

Camus: The Stranger (Analysis)

The Stranger by Camus: Analysis of an absurd novel The anti-hero Meursault at the beginning of the novel, is invited to the funeral of…

Foucault, Power and Knowledge

Foucault, Power and Knowledge

Foucault’s definition of power is simple enough: power is a power struggle. Note that the term “force” here is not written in the singular….

Jean-Paul Sartre Philosophy Summary

Jean-Paul Sartre Philosophy Summary

Jean-Paul Sartre is the philosopher of human freedom. He build an existentialist philosophy, where man loneliness and responsibility is absolue. Despite this fragile condition,…

Michel Foucault and Power

Michel Foucault and Power

If you are looking at a definition of power in Foucault works, we find one, in fact quite simple, but nevertheless likely to upset…

Rousseau and Human Nature

Rousseau and Human Nature

Rousseau: A Philosophy of Nature The Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a huge moral and political edifice. From Emile to the Social Contract, Rousseau presents…

Sartre and Freedom

Sartre and Freedom

Sartre: A Philosopher of Freedom After the previous articles on Sartre’s ethics, his quotes, a synthesis of his philosophy and a review of the…

Camus: The Fall (Analysis)

The Fall by Camus explores the theme of guilt: the thesis of this philosophical novel in one sentence: we are all responsible for everything….