SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber explained that modern capitalism was born not because of new technology or new financial instruments. What started it all off was religion. ...

PHILOSOPHY – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein was a philosopher obsessed with the difficulties of language, who wanted to help us find a way out of some of the muddles...

PHILOSOPHY – René Descartes

Rene Descartes is perhaps the world’s best known-philosopher, in large part because of his pithy statement, ‘I think therefore I am.’ He stands ...

POLITICAL THEORY – Karl Marx

Karl Marx remains deeply important today not as the man who told us what to replace capitalism with, but as someone who brilliantly pointed out...

PHILOSOPHY – Hegel

The German philosopher Hegel believed that strange and alien bits of history have much to teach us. He believed story and civilisation do not move...

PHILOSOPHY – Albert Camus

The only real question of philosophy is whether or not we should commit suicide, said Albert Camus. His thought was constantly rich and provocative (a...