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The philosophe may have laid the egg, but was the bird hatched of a different breed? Maurice Cranston discusses the intellectual origins and development of the French Revolution.

The philosophe may have laid the egg, but was the bird hatched of a different breed? Maurice Cranston discusses the intellectual origins and development of the French Revolution.

Volume: 39 Issue: 5 1989

Kevin Sharpe reassesses the role that ideology, rhetoric and intellectual discussion played in the upheavals of seventeenth-century England.

Volume: 38 Issue: 1 1988

Gertrude Himmelfarb considers why and when poverty ceased to be a 'natural' condition and become a 'social' problem in the Early Industrial Age.

Volume: 34 Issue: 4 1984

As a political thinker Cicero has been all manner of things to all manner of men. In order to understand Cicero's political ideas, however, we need to look at the world of Rome in the first century BC, argues J.B. Morrall.

Volume: 32 Issue: 3 1982

Irene Coltman Brown begins this series on the historian as philosopher by taking a look at the Greek historian known as the Father of History.

Volume: 31 Issue: 2 1981

Irene Coltman Brown provides an insight into Tocqueville, who, reflecting on the history of revolutionary France, thought that liberty alone was capable of struggling successfully against revolution.

Volume: 31 Issue: 9 1981

Francis J. Bremer introduces a true Renaissance man; Thomas Hariot, man of action and ideas.

Volume: 29 Issue: 10 1979

Mildred Allen Butler offers a profile of a renowned swordsman, student of philosophy, literary critic, social satirist and story-teller; Cyrano de Bergerac expressed his views of life in his ingenious account of expeditions to the Empires of the Sun and Moon.

Volume: 28 Issue: 11 1978

Douglas Hilt introduces the scholar, innovator and agricultural reformer, Pablo de Olavide, who brought to Spain the ideas of the French Enlightenment.

Volume: 28 Issue: 12 1978

J.H.M. Salmon describes how the Philosophes of the French eighteenth century had an unshakeable belief in their own achievement and the progress of mankind.

Volume: 27 Issue: 5 1977

Though all his life Burke fought against injustice, cruelty and oppression, his attitude towards the slave-trade was at times ambiguous. Yet, writes Robert W. Smith, the great writer was the first statesman in Britain or Ireland to produce a plan for ending it.

Volume: 26 Issue: 11 1976

J.H.M. Salmon profiles an important - but largely forgotten - historian of the ancien régime, whose main theme was expansion in Asia and in the New World.

Volume: 26 Issue: 2 1976

A European rather than merely an Englishman, John embodied the new humanism that permeated twelfth-century thought, by J.J.N. McGurk.

Volume: 25 Issue: 1 1975

J.J.N. McGurk describes the life and times of a controversial philosopher of the early twelfth century.

Volume: 24 Issue: 9 1974

J.J.N. McGurk profiles Roger Bacon; a thirteenth-century Franciscan, with a reputation as a necromancer, who showed a remarkable combination at Oxford and in Paris of philosophic and scientific gifts.

Volume: 24 Issue: 7 1974

J.J.N. McGurk describes the life of the tall, corpulent and silent Aquinas, the greatest of medieval philosophers, who worked and taught in Italy, France and Germany during the thirteenth century.

Volume: 24 Issue: 4 1974

Letha Musgrave introduces William of Ockham  a native of Surrey, the Franciscan scientist and philosopher who was deeply involved during his own lifetime in the politics of medieval Church and State.

Volume: 23 Issue: 9 1973

Clifton W. Potter profiles the leader of the Parliamentary Jacobites in the early eighteenth century.

Volume: 22 Issue: 3 1972

John B. Morrall describes how the ideals of monarchy came to be combined with the theory of Natural Common Law.

Volume: 22 Issue: 4 1972

Stephen Usher describes how Athens might have kept her empire, had she been able to harness the talents of her splendid citizen Alcibiades.

Volume: 21 Issue: 2 1971

‘Human society must be begun again’, wrote Chamfort, who, after delighting the Court and the fashionable world, became an eloquent prophet of the Revolution. By Alaric Jacob.

Volume: 21 Issue: 6 1971

Despite his shortcomings, writes Colin Davies, the great orator served his city with unselfish zeal; sensitiveness, determination and humanity characterized both Cicero's public and private life.

Volume: 21 Issue: 2 1971

J.H.M. Salmon asserts that René Descartes and Blaise Pascal stand out from other men of letters of their era due to the enduring relevance of their lives and works.

Volume: 21 Issue: 7 1971

Colin Davies introduces the Greek philosopher and physician who flourished in Sicily during the fifth century B.C.

Volume: 21 Issue: 10 1971

Colin Davies describes how, in the sixth century B.C., two philosophers emerged upon the Asian shore of the Aegean Sea to develop the ideas of Thales.

Volume: 20 Issue: 4 1970

H.T. Dickinson describes how, in his best-known work, Bolingbroke sought to produce a cure for present-day ills by rehearsing the virtues of an imaginary past.

Volume: 20 Issue: 1 1970

Throughout his long life, including his years in Russia, Ribeiro Sanches kept in touch with ‘Men of Reason’ in many European countries.

Volume: 20 Issue: 4 1970

Colin Davies assesses the ancient Greek whose philosophy seemed to have banished certainty forever. In Socrates' midst, there flourished a new humanism in which man saw himself as the denizen of an indifferent universe

Volume: 20 Issue: 11 1970

Colin Davies describes how, in the 6th century B.C., Miletus became the birthplace of Western science and philosophy.

Volume: 20 Issue: 2 1970

At Ephesus during the fifth century B.C., writes Colin Davies, the philosophy of Heracleitus combined elements from Eastern visionaries and from Greek rationalism.

Volume: 20 Issue: 6 1970

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