Great Philosophers and their Influence on the Modern World
Throughout his time on the planet, man has sought to understand his place on it, to comprehend his being.
Philosophy grew out of this search, initially in trying to understand the physical environment, then, with the ancient Greeks, to examine the nature of human beings. Allan Powell demonstrates how some of the foremost philosophers have profoundly influenced the world we live in today, how they remain "on message" for us. We go on a journey throughout time, from Plato at the beginning of the fifth century BC to Karl Popper who died in 1994.
The human condition guarantees that every generation should examine issues relating to the meaning of life, in a modern context but also a timeless one. Philosophy is for all to find; its most influential proponents have sought to offer something of practical value to society. Within the much more complex and diverse setting that is the present, it excludes no-one who is prepared to think.