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Welcome to "Great Thinkers" - where you can engage with the fascinating life stories of those men and women who have helped shape our world and our lives through the range and depth of their ideas, their vision and their imagination. We owe a debt of gratitude to these philosophers, scientists, inventors, writers, teachers and reformers, many of whom endured scepticism and hostility towards their beliefs and innovations: Want to know more? Please feel free to explore these pages and discover for yourself some impressive and unusual life stories.

Leibniz’s Third Letter to Clarke: A Discourse on Absolute Space and the Principle of...

He claims that it's impossible for God to have a reason to place the universe in one place instead of the other when all...

Management Thinkers: Systems and Organization Business Gurus

Featuring Management pioneers in systems and organization including Alfred Sloan, Peter Drucker, Thomas Watson Sr. & Jr., Charles Handy and Henry Mintzberg. From the early...

Enid Blyton, Educator Extraordinary

Enid Blyton was a trained educator and wrote books for use in the classroom and advice for teachers long before she turned to writing...

Confucianism: The Five Ideals

Most religions are based on the belief of a God and what surrounds him. Not Confucianism. This teacher turned his lessons into the gospel. The...

Sadhu Sundar Singh

Born a Sikh, Sundar Singh became a Christian Sadhu, or Holy Man, in India. Famous for parables, the Sadhu spread the word of Christ...

Immanuel Kant Biography

Immaneuel Kant is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the late 18th century's Enlightened period. He was a German philosopher and...

Jeremy Bentham’s Philosophy

Work and philosophy of Jeremy Bentham, advocate of utilitarianism, opposition to natural rights idea, and influence on welfarism development. Famous for principles of morals and...

John Stuart Mill’s Happiness and Pain

Brief biography and works of John Stuart Mill, known for his philosophy on morality, in particular the pursuit of happiness or pleasure, and reduction...

Quotes and Sayings from Famous Philosophers

Quotes on life, hope, and other human interests, from the best works of great philosophers Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, and Bertrand Russell. The words...

Comte’s Positivism and the Historical Phases

Comte proposed a new scientific outlook, positivism, and explains how societies pass through different stages or processes to reach modern thought and philosophy. Auguste Comte...
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