Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher born in Poland. His best known work was The World as Will and Representation. He developed a pessimistic philosophy and believed in man having a will to live which he deemed was the cause of all suffering. He wrote about religious tolerance. Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her […]

Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza born Benedito de Espinosa (1632-1677) was a Dutch philosopher. He initiated thought which brought about the Enlightenment including the modern way of viewing one self and the universe. He was one of the great rationalists of his time and a leading figure of the Dutch Golden Age. Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her […]