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14 08, 2017

Thomas Paine – American Philosophy

By |2017-08-14T13:00:34-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Philosophy|0 Comments

Thomas Paine (by Matthew Pratt, about 1790) In the late 1700s AD, around the same time that Voltaire, du Chatelet, and Rousseau were writing philosophy in France, and Hume was writing in England, Thomas Paine was writing philosophy in America. Paine was born in England, and his father was a Quaker, and owned a small business. Young Paine didn't go to [...]

7 08, 2017

Mary Wollstonecraft – European philosophy

By |2019-04-27T19:54:01-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Mary Wollstonecraft - European philosophy Who was Mary Wollstonecraft? Mary Wollstonecraft was the most famous woman among the Enlightenment philosophers of the 1700s AD. Damaris Masham Mary Astell Enlightenment philosophy All our modern Europe articles What did Wollstonecraft say? Like Damaris Masham and Mary Astell in the 1600s, Wollstonecraft mainly argued that men should not prevent women from getting [...]

7 08, 2017

Voltaire – European philosopher

By |2019-09-18T07:41:44-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe|2 Comments

Voltaire - a French philosopher Voltaire took ideas about religion, science, and human rights that were just getting started in the 1700s AD, and encouraged new ways of thinking about them. His ideas paved the way for the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution, though he died just before the French Revolution. Voltaire was [...]

7 08, 2017

Jean-Jacques Rousseau – European philosophy

By |2018-04-08T11:14:29-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a European philosopher Rousseau was born in 1712 AD into a Protestant family living in Geneva, and his mother died of an infection she caught while he was being born. Like the earlier philosopher Astell, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's family was not rich, and like her Rousseau didn't get to go to school much. At 13 his uncle [...]

7 08, 2017

Karl Marx – European philosophy

By |2019-04-03T11:32:08-07:00August 7th, 2017|Economy, Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Karl Marx, a European philosopher and economist How did Hegel inspire Marx? The famous German philosopher Hegel died when Karl Marx was 13 years old. Marx must have heard a lot about Hegel when he was in school in Germany. Hegel's ideas about a dialectic or conversation between opposites which led to a sort of [...]

6 08, 2017

David Hume – European philosophy

By |2019-09-04T10:40:27-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

David Hume, the European philosopher Who was David Hume? Soon after Hobbes and Locke died, starting in 1739 AD, David Hume published more important books about philosophy. Hume disagreed with Descartes' idea that people did what their reason or logic told them was best. Thomas Hobbes John Locke René Descartes The Enlightenment All our modern Europe articles Hume thought [...]