famous scholars

  • Thomas Hobbes’ birthday
    05th April 2017

    Today marks the day that renowned philosopher Thomas Hobbes was born, 429 years ago in 1588. We’re celebrating the life of this influential man with an infographic charting some of his most notable – and some lesser known – achievements.

  • René Descartes’ birthday
    31st March 2017

    Today we’re celebrating the life of René Descartes – French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, often referred to as the “father of modern philosophy” thanks to his highly influential ideas, concepts and works.