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This quote shows the correlation between the acquisition of goods and knowledge. Sterne concludes that the satisfaction of new acquisition fuels the desire for more.

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This is a portrait of the 18th century philosopher Edmund Burke. His thoughts included societal manners and virtues, and he emphasized the importance of religion in a society. Notably, he supported the colonies in America to resist the unfair…

Scorpion and Felixwas the only comedic novel ever officially written by Karl Marx, and even then, it was never officially published. Marx loved Laurence Sterne's work, and thus this piece was heavily influenced by Sterne's The Life and Opinions of…

This famous image was the cover of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan"; it depicts a figurative representation of Hobbes' 'social contract', in which each individual person assents to the rule of a greater monarchy.

The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fundamental…

This painting of a scowling man wearing a scholar’s cap and brown gown has a powerful impression and a slightly threatening mood. It is said that this painting was originally painted as a personification of philosophy.


At the same time that European philosophers were struggling with the idea of the mind, East Asian cultures were developing their own interpretation of the human brain. This image, found in a Tibetan Monastery, provides insight into how many…

David Hume makes an argument about the change of passions and emotions that a human mind conveys when it meets different situations.

A paper going through the accounts of morality in the 18th century.
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