Tag: History of Thought
Intellectual History and Post-Modernism: The Philosophy of History, The Cult of Rationalism and Approaches to Contemporary Political Thought
Written by Georgia Smith. The intriguing relationship between the philosophy and practice of history is in need of much deciphering. In this case, Georgia Smith discerns the effects of the traditional methodology of intellectual history on political thought.
Written by Megan Sickmueller. The life and works of Michel de Montaigne are largely remembered for his ‘Essays,’ popularising the literary genre and asserting his own scepticism in the process. Megan Sickmueller discusses one of his more controversial essays – ‘On the Cannibals’ in this article.
Written by Kavisha Kamalananthan. The philosophy of Epicurus is often overshadowed by his contemporaries or successors, yet his insights into pleasure and the human condition are invaluable. What did he have to say on the ‘good life’? And how has this influenced the history of philosophy?