Marx was an atheist. He stated that religion was the 'opiate of the people' or 'opiate of the masses'. He believed it was a tool used by the ruling class in order to control the masses. He also believed its existence owed to the fact that we...
The lost art of independent thought. Welcome to critical thinking; what it is, how to do it and why you should.
A summary of the main ideas of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his contributions to social contract theory.
Calvin Coolidge said that law must rest on the "eternal foundations of righteousness. It is the task of the lawmaker to ascertain what are these "eternal foundations of righteousness" and apply them.
Liberals come in two flavors, those who believe gov't has a role to play in helping citizens achieve success and those who believe individuals are totally responsible for their own fate, come what may
The Federalists and Anti-Federalists were the original parties of the United States of America. "Federalists vs Anti-Federalists" covers the differences between these political parties and issues faced in the beginning of the United States of America.
Many children in the United States grow up with their parents reading aloud some sort of Dr. Seuss book. They can distinctly recognize the rhymes and identify the illustrations, his signatures.
John Stuart Mill was truly a genius. Find out what he believed and see how his opinions poke at the fundamental question of what really is morality and why we do what we do.
The French Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire was a man of wit, courage and tenacity. He defended free speech under the censorship of the "old regime" in France, challenged the conventional authority of Church and State, and encouraged a growing consciousness of radical social and...