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General Articles: Brief Lives

Diogenes the Cynic (c.404-323 BC)

Martin Jenkins recalls what we know for sure about the philosopher in the barrel.
[Issue 149 :: April/May 2022]

C.L.R. James (1901-1989)

David Austin on the life in writing of a philosopher of the dispossessed, and cricket.
[Issue 148 :: February/March 2022]

Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)

Brad Rappaport expresses the essential attributes of the prophet of pantheism.
[Issue 147 :: December 2021 / January 2022]

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Hilarius Bogbinder discovers the surprisingly revolutionary views of one of the Catholic Church”s most revered philosophers.
[Issue 146 :: October/November 2021]

Anne Conway (1631-1679)

Jonathan Head looks at the life and thoughts of an early animal equaliser.
[Issue 145 :: August/September 2021]

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Martin Jenkins gathers his courage, steps through the wardrobe and meets an enchanting professor.
[Issue 144 :: June/July 2021]

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

Hilarius Bogbinder thinks about a political theorist who saw action as good thought.
[Issue 143 :: April/May 2021]

Plato (427-347 BC)

William Dante Deacon looks at the life of a founding father of Western philosophy.
[Issue 142 :: February/March 2021]

José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)

Morgan Sloan studies a Spanish philosopher and public intellectual who wanted to use philosophy to help society.
[Issue 141 :: December 2020 / January 2021]

Mary Midgley (1919-2018)

Nat Dyer looks at the humanity of a philosopher who tried to make philosophy more human.
[Issue 140 :: October/November 2020]

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