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Ray Monk is a professor emeritus of philosophy at Southampton University
The pioneering geneticist saw through problems in mathematics and science, but was less clear-sighted in his politics.
Søren Kierkegaard believed “there is a freedom in letting go of familiar, worldly ways of measuring a human life”. But his rejection of convention came at a cost.
Nietzsche was overlooked for most of his career. By the time his genius was discovered, his health had rapidly deteriorated.
Animal farming is remorselessly destroying our planet.
Want to know why 50,000 people showed up to pay their respects at the funeral of Jean-Paul Sartre? Three new books may provide the answer.
Ray Monk looks at the life of Walter Benjamin, and discovers how he found his calling.