How can we agree when different nations and groups view the world from vastly different models? Human cultures vary in their models as much as a birds of prey are different from fleeing wildebeest.
Socrates (470-399 BC) Argues for his Life in “The Apology”
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.”
Kate Chopin (1850-1904): Tragic Doyenne of the American Short Story
Dogged by tragedy in her early life, Kate Chopin turned to writing for therapy and produced works of genius still loved by women today.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) on Liberating the Mind from False Certainty
The complexities of human relationships fascinated the great philosopher and essayist, Michel de Montaigne, and his precocious ideas pre-empted modern science.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626): Philosopher of the Scientific Method
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.