philosopher

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,...

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...

Plutarch Essay

On Plutarch

Plutarch. National Gallery of Art, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Few have heard of the name Plutarch. And even if one has somehow heard of him, they most probably do not know who he was...

Albert Camus Biography

Albert Camus: French Writer and Philosopher

Albert Camus. Studio Harcourt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Albert Camus was an Algerian-born French writer, journalist, and philosopher, whose works have contributed to the rise of the philosophical theory of Absurdism. Camus is...

Laozi Essay

On Laozi

Laozi statue. Gary Todd from Xinzheng, China, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Yet another essay, yet another attempt at trying to write an essay on some philosopher. I have written about, or, more accurately, I...

Confucius Essay

On Confucius

Confucius. Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay In my last essay, I talked about Socrates, the father of Western philosophy and Western thought. Today I would like to discuss another such influential man, whose philosophical...