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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, …

Adorno and the culture industry

Adorno and the culture industry

The Critical theory of the 70s has sought to rethink the Aufklärung (Enlightenment) of the 18th century. Two major writers, Adorno and Horkheimer, violently…

Nietzsche: The Will to power

The Will to power at the heart of Nietzsche’s Philosophy The will to power is the title of an unfinished work, begun to 1883,…

Leibniz’s Philosophy Summary

Leibniz’s Philosophy Summary

Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and scholar, wrote essentially: – Discourse on Metaphysics (1685) – New Essays on Human Understanding (1704) – The Monadology…

Marx’s Philosophy Summary

Marx’s Philosophy Summary

According to Marx, theoretical philosophy should be essentially practical. The philosophy should be inseparable from a radical transformation of society, thus contributing converted into praxis,…

Schopenhauer’s Philosophy Summary

Schopenhauer’s Philosophy Summary

Pessimistic thinker, Arthur Schopenhauer has shattered the illusions performed on human and had a considerable influence on the history of philosophy (Nietzsche), on the art (Wagner)…

Heidegger’s Philosophy Summary

Heidegger’s Philosophy Summary

Martin Heidegger is a German philosopher.  Heidegger  shows “Human reality” (Dasein) is often lost in inauthentic and everyday life. But human being can also find his…

Marx and Socialism

Marx and Socialism

Karl Marx was born in 1818 and died in 1883. He became a socialist in 1843. The duration of his political activity for socialism…

Capital by Karl Marx

Capital by Karl Marx

Summary of the Capital by Karl Marx Capital is Marx‘s masterpiece, a work he has been working for over thirty years but never finished….

The Public sphere and Habermas

The Public sphere and Habermas

“What is Enlightenment?” : The birth of modern public sphere in Habermas’s Philosophy The concept of “public sphere” was first used by Habermas in…

Nietzsche’s Morality

Nietzsche’s Morality

The Ethics of Friedrich Nietzsche After the article on the death of God in Nietzsche and his invitation to become what we are, let’s…

Eugenics, Cloning and Philosophy

Eugenics, Cloning and Philosophy

The issue of cloning and eugenics is a prominent issue of ethical philosophy. A contemporary German philosopher, Peter Sloterdijk, spoke bluntly about this tricky…

Kant’s Ethics Summary

Kant’s Ethics Summary

Summary of Kant’s ethics The moral of Kant reads primarily in two major works: – The Metaphysics of Morals – The Critique of Practical…

Kant : On Enlightenment (Summary)

Kant : What is enlightenment ? This quote from Kant is extracted from a short but important piece of political philosophy of Kant. The…

Heidegger and Technology

Heidegger and Technology

Mathematization of nature In 1623, Galileo said that “the great book of nature is written in mathematical symbols.” This thesis is the founding of…

Marx and Human Rights

In capitalist society where social relations according to Marx are unjust, legal and political ideology that rises from this society stems from this injustice…

Marx and the proletariat

Marx and the proletariat

Karl Marx and the proletariat, a universal class: Before defining the proletariat and its importance in Marx’s thought, let’s see how this class appears…

Heidegger and Dasein

Heidegger and Dasein

Heidegger began in the first half of the twentieth century to revise the classical metaphysics, in order to deconstruct it to offer a new…