The great philosophers guide - free with the print edition


The Independent has created a 14-day series on ‘The Great Philosophers’, covering the lives and work of some of history’s greatest thinkers.

The series starts on Saturday 2 February and continues every day until Friday 15 February.

Saturday 2 February
1. Introduction:
Introduction to Philosophy and ‘The Great Philosophers’
Glossary of Key Terms
Socrates

Sunday 3 February
2. Ancient and Medieval:
Plato
Aristotle
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Monday 4 February
3. Renaissance:
Niccolò Machiavelli
Francis Bacon
Averroes

Tuesday 5 February
4. 17th Century:
Thomas Hobbes
René Descartes
Blaise Pascal

Wednesday 6 February
5. 17th Century:
John Locke
Baruch Spinoza
Gottfried Leibniz

Thursday 7 February
6. 18th Century:
George Berkeley
Voltaire
David Hume

Friday 8 February
7. 18th Century:
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Immanuel Kant
Thomas Paine

Saturday 9 February
8. 18th Century:
Jeremy Bentham
Georg Hegel
Edmund Burke

Sunday 10 February
9. 19th Century:
Arthur Schopenhauer
John Stuart Mill
Søren Kierkegaard

Monday 11 February
10. 19th Century:
Karl Marx
Charles Sanders Peirce
William James

Tuesday 12 February
11. 19th Century:
Friedrich Nietzsche
Edmund Husserl
John Dewey

Wednesday 13 February
12. 20th Century:
Bertrand Russell
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Martin Heidegger

Thursday 14 February
13. 20th Century:
Sir Karl Popper
Jean-Paul Sartre
Michel Foucault

Friday 15 February
14: The Other Greats:
Augustine
Aurelius
Ayer
De Beauvoir
Darwin
Freud
Pythagoras
Singer
Adam Smith
Wollstonecraft

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Content for this series is extracted from The Great Philosophers by Jeremy Stangroom and James Garvey published by Arcturus Publishing Ltd.

If you have missed part of 'The Great Philosophers' series please visit www.read4charity.co.uk/philosophy

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