Philosophers

Immanuel Kant—A Dramatic Introduction. Part 2.

By Tim Hull

Tim Hull discusses Immanuel Kant.

Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential German (East Prussian) philosopher. He is famous for his three critiques; Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgement. He synthesised thinking about reason and experience to assert that the mind imposes structures (Categories) to order thought. He also proposed universal laws of ethical behaviour and teleological judgement.

The Philosophical Thoughts of Immanuel Kant Part 1

By Christopher Insole

Christopher Insole continues his discussion on the philosophical thoughts of Immanuel Kant in this part 1 of 2.

Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential German (East Prussian) philosopher. He is famous for his three critiques; Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgement. He synthesised thinking about reason and experience to assert that the mind imposes structures (Categories) to order thought. He also proposed universal laws of ethical behaviour and teleological judgement.

The Philosophical Thoughts of Immanuel Kant Part 2

By Christopher Insole

Christopher Insole continues his discussion on the philosophical thoughts of Immanuel Kant in this part 2 of 2.

Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential German (East Prussian) philosopher. He is famous for his three critiques; Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgement. He synthesised thinking about reason and experience to assert that the mind imposes structures (Categories) to order thought. He also proposed universal laws of ethical behaviour and teleological judgement.

Søren Kierkegaard

By Steven Shakespeare

Steven Shakespeare discusses Kierkegaard's life and his Christian philosophy.

Søren Kierkegaard was a prolific Danish writer whose works embrace philosophy, psychology, theology, literary theory and fiction. He is considered the father of existentialism. He sought to bring ever renewing passion into the Christian life, which brought him somewhat into conflict with the establishment.

The Psychoanalytical Philosophy of Jacques Lacan

By Marcus Pound

Marcus Pound discusses how Jacques Lacan took the psychoanalyst thoughts of Freud and developed them by establishing an approach that saw the unconscious structured like a language.

Jacques Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. His writings began as an exploration of Freud but developed into a new psychoanalytic theory. He emphasised the primacy of language in constituting the unconscious and applied structural linguistics to psychoanalysis. He was unorthodox and controversial in his therapeutic methods.

Emmanuel Levinas

By Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes discusses Emmanuel Levinas' theology and philosophy.

C S Lewis

By Michael Ward

Michael Ward discusses C S Lewis, his coming to faith, his significance for theology and the Narnia code.

C. S. Lewis was an Irish scholar of literature and novelist. He is regarded as a great writer in his own right, and as a Christian apologist. His novels include The Chronicles of Narnia, which is often interpreted as an allegory of Christianity. Other of his books are more explicitly Christian, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Problem of Pain.

The Thoughts and Works of John Locke

By John Perry

John Perry discusses the thoughts and works of John Locke trough the three questions that Locke endeavours to address: What should I believe? (Epistemology) What should I do? (Ethics) and How should we live together? (Politics).

John Locke was an English philosopher who also wrote widely on education, economics, theology and medicine. He is best known for his Two Treatises of Government and Essay Concerning Human Understanding. His work is characterised by opposition to authoritarianism and an approach to the collection and classification of knowledge, which has come to be known as empiricism.

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