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Find out papers and researches on German philosophers and their philosophical ideas (Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, …).
Main topics of their thoughts are covered : ethics, metaphysics, …

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…

Heidegger: Letter on Humanism

Humanism by Heidegger vs. Existentialism by Sartre The “Letter on Humanism” Heidegger was published a year after the conference “Existentialism is a Humanism” by…

Kierkegaard: Seducer’s Diary Summary

An existentialist novel Soeren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, Christian and one of the founders of existentialism. This novel features a seducer who strives…

Being and Time by Heidegger: Summary

Founder of existentialism, Heidegger wanted above all to establish an ontology, that is to say, to clarify the question of being. His subjective approach…

Habermas and Communication Theory

Communication is a central concept in the philosophy of the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas. This term is also about misunderstandings because it is often…

Nietzsche: Memory and Forgetting

Nietzsche: Memory and Forgetting

Against the classical philosophical tradition, which can be described as hypermnesic, Nietzsche poses against Plato’s theory of reminiscence, forgetting that a positive, it is…

Kant and Freedom Definition

In Kant philosophy, Freedom is defined as a concept which is involved in the moral domain, at the question: what should I do? In…

Nietzsche Philosophy

Nietzsche Philosophy

Life and Works Friedrich Nietzsche is a german writer and philosopher (1844-1900) born at Rochen, the son of a lutheran pastor. Educated at the…

Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel (Summary)

Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel (Summary)

The Phenomenology of Spirit, or the adventure of consciousness The Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel, published in 1807, is based on a precious philosophical intuition:…

Friedrich Engels Philosophy

Friedrich Engels Philosophy

Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) is the lifelong friend and collaborator of Karl Marx. He wrote many works on politics and history. Unlike Marx, he also…

Kant and the Sublime

The sublime is at the heart of Kant’s aesthetic philosophy. Kant defines sublime as that is beyond all comparison (that is absolutely) great, either…

Sigmund Freud’s Theories

Sigmund Freud’s Theories

Sigmund Freud, an Austrian psychiatrist and thinker, has developed many theories on the human subjectivity and founded the psychoanalysis method. Freud explored the unconscious,…

Kant and Metaphysics (Summary)

Kant and Metaphysics (Summary)

Kant and the rejection of the dogmatic metaphysics Kant’s project in the metaphysics branch holds in one sentence: breaking with dogmatism. To achieve this goal, Kant…

Leibniz’s Monadology Summary

Summary : Leibniz defines the monad as a simple substance, without a party. The existence of compound bodies proves the existence of monads, since the…

Buber’s I and Thou (Summary)

Buber’s I and Thou (Summary)

Martin Buber : Biography Martin Buber was born in Vienna in 1878 and died in 1965. He was a jewish philosopher and theologian. From…

Hegel Philosophy Summary

Hegel Philosophy Summary

Hegel, the philosopher of the System Hegel is a German philosopher who built a vast system ordering all knowledge of his time, after Kant‘s…

Kierkegaard’s Philosophy Summary

Kierkegaard’s Philosophy Summary

The existentialist philosophy of Soëren Kierkegaard Among the essential works of Kierkegaard, the Danish existentialist philosopher wrote : – The Alternative (1843) – Fear…

Nietzsche Philosophy Summary

Nietzsche Philosophy Summary

Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher Nietzsche is the philosopher of the will to power, seen as vital creation and fulfillment. What is essential is…