Some famous modern philosophers are Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche and Rene Descartes, as of 2015. Modern philosophy began in Western Europe during the 17th century. Common around the world, it is not specific to any... More » World View Philosophy

Modern rationalism was a period during the 17th century in which philosophers believed that mathematics and geometry were appropriate foundations on which to base philosophical methodology. Modern rationalism is commonly... More »

The modern atomic theory is a theory that all matter is composed of tiny particles called atoms. This theory is used in physics and chemistry to explain the behavior of all matter. More »

Aristotle was one of the most important ancient Greek philosophers, best known for his writings that cover a wide variety of subjects, such as metaphysics, music, politics and poetry. Aristotle was a student of Plato and... More »

The best way to hold your own in a debate as complex as the one about human nature is to understand what philosophers, scientists, psychologists and others have already contributed to it. Typically, "human nature" refers... More »

Plato is celebrated as one of the most significant early Greek philosophers. His theories of form, ethics and politics, in particular, have proven enormously influential in both Western and Islamic traditions. Some, such... More » World View Philosophy

John Locke is regarded as one of the most fundamental philosophers in the world, being responsible for greatly influencing the ideals behind both the French Enlightenment and the American Revolution, as well as founding ... More »