Footnotes to Plato

Jean-Paul Sartre and the demands of freedom

Jean-Paul Sartre and the demands of freedom

Gary Cox considers the work of a philosopher in constant pursuit of authenticity

Footnotes to Plato

The inverted advice of Niccolò Machiavelli

The inverted advice of Niccolò Machiavelli

William J. Connell considers how Machiavelli's endorsement of lying, manipulation and acquisition influenced today’s politics

Footnotes to Plato

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The relentless honesty of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ian Ground on the legacy of a thinker who saw philosophy ‘not just as a vocation, but as a way of life he had to lead’

Footnotes to Plato

Hannah Arendt and the hierarchy of human activity

Hannah Arendt and the hierarchy of human activity

Finn Bowring explores the ‘epistemological cubism’ of the great German-American theorist

Footnotes to Plato

Arthur Schopenhauer, 1859, by Angilbert Göbel

Arthur Schopenhauer: the first European Buddhist

Julian Young discusses the life and legacy of philosophy’s most famous pessimist

Footnotes to Plato

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and enforced freedom

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and enforced freedom

Derek Matravers considers the ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: both liberal and proto-fascist