Take a tour through nine of the finest minds of all time, with `900 Quotations from Modern Philosophy.'
With words of wisdom, reflections, and observations on everything from life and love to death and hatred, and everything in between, this is a superb book for those looking for inspiring and self-questioning thoughts to gain a new perspective on our existence.
A superb read for fans of modern philosophy and those who simply want something fascinating to dip in and out of.
Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) was a French philosopher, who pioneered the use of essays as a literary device. Montesquieu (1689 - 1755) was also French, whose writing had a huge influence on political systems. Voltaire (1694 - 1778), also from France, was one of the founders of the French Enlightenment movement. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) was an Italian diplomat who excused the use of unscrupulous means in politics.
Born in Geneva, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) was a spearhead in the European Enlightenment movement. Born in Germany, Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) was another central figure of Enlightenment philosophy, as was Dutchman, Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677). Born in France, Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662) was a fideistic philosopher, while Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) is best known as an existential artist.