Browse Items (23 total)

  • Tags: philosophy

George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher who put forth the notion that physical objects, such as a spoon and fork, were not material in nature, but instead were figments of our imagination. Furthermore, he believed that these objects could only exist…


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

In his book Emile or On Education, Jean-Jacques Rousseau points out the contemporary belief on "quantity over quality:" he emphasizes the importance of experiences and the feeling of existence.

When Locke says "And thus we come by those ideas we have of yellow, white, heat, cold, soft, hard, bitter, sweet, and all those which we call sensible qualities; which when I say the senses convey into the mind, I mean, they from external objects…

All ideas come from sensation or reflection. Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper, void of all characters, without any ideas: —How comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store which the busy and boundless fancy…

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

The first of four books from John Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding," which details his philosophical views of the human mind.


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…

A portrait of philosopher David Hume, published March 17 1823
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2