Essays on Philosophy

Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli: Father of Modern Political Philosophy

Niccolò Machiavelli. Santi di Tito, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian Renaissance political philosopher, writer, diplomat, and historian, best known for his work “The Prince” (Il Principe), written in 1513,...

Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer: Father of Philosophical Pessimism

Arthur Schopenhauer. Artistosteles, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Arthur Schopenhauer was a 19th-century German philosopher known for his pessimistic view of human existence. Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland), Schopenhauer’s philosophy was deeply influenced by...

David Hume essay

David Hume: The Great Scottish Philosopher

David Hume Statue. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash In this article, we shall discuss the great Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, David Hume, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers...

John Locke essay

On John Locke

John Locke Portrait. Godfrey Kneller, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons In this article, we shall discuss English philosopher John Locke, also known as the Father of Liberalism, who is widely regarded as one of...

Friedrich Nietzsche essay

On Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche. Image by WikiImages from Pixabay In this article, we shall discuss German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential figures in contemporary philosophy. Who was...

Montesquieu Essay

On the Influence of Montesquieu

Montesquieu. After Jacques-Antoine Dassier, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Few thinkers have had as much impact on the legal and political fields as the famous French political philosopher Montesquieu. Montesquieu’s writings have influenced constitutions...

Jiddu Krishnamurti biography

On Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti. Albert Witzel, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. India is a land not short of its own eminent philosophers and spiritual and religious teachers. In fact, I will even go as far as...

Epictetus Essay

On Epictetus

Quote by Epictetus (meaning “It is more necessary to heal the soul than the body, for it is better to die than to live badly”). Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. I am excited to...