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General Articles: Brief Lives

Cicero (106-43 BC)

Hilarius Bogbinder considers the inconstant career of the most famous politician-philosopher named after a legume.
[Issue 153 :: December 2022 / January 2023]

Michel Foucault (1926-84)

Roy Williams analyses a notorious yet influential post-modern philosophe.
[Issue 152 :: October/November 2022]

Daisetsu Suzuki (1870-1966)

Brian Morris contemplates the ‘ultimate reality’ of a Zen Buddhist philosopher.
[Issue 151 :: August/September 2022]

Pylyp Orlyk (1672-1742)

Hilarius Bogbinder tells us about an innovative Ukrainian philosopher, democratic theorist and campaigner against tyranny.
[Issue 150 :: June/July 2022]

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]

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