Socrates’ Apology notes that, “Either death is a dreamless sleep or the soul migrates to another world…In another world, they do not put a man to death for asking questions.”
The complexities of human relationships fascinated the great philosopher and essayist, Michel de Montaigne, and his precocious ideas pre-empted modern science.
Francis Bacon led an exemplary life and revolutionised philosophical thinking with his induction theory – but then accusations of corruption put an end to his political career.
Adam Smith advocated an individualistic, self-interest within in a free-market economy which would benefit society through the “unintended consequences of intended actions.”
History is rife with progressive, pro-feminist men who assisted women in freeing themselves from the shackles of sex and gender-related restrictions.