Philosophical essay

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...

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...

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...

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...

Socrates Essay

On Socrates

Socrates. Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Everyone has heard of Socrates. It does not matter who you are or what you do. It does not matter if you are interested...