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19 Topic Pages Found in Philosophy and starting with the letter E
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Eckhart, Johannes (c. 1260-c. 1327)

German theologian and philosopher, regarded as the first of the great speculative mystics and the founder of mysticism in Germany. Johannes Eckhart,

Open Ecofeminism

FEMINIST ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARGUE that the domination of women by men reflects and reinforces the domination of the environment by society, and that

Eco, Umberto (1932 - 2016)

Umberto Eco, semiotician and novelist, was born in Alessandria, Italy in 1932. Eco graduated from the University of Turin with a thesis on Thomas

Open Education

any process, either formal or informal, that shapes the potential of a maturing organism. Informal education results from the constant effect of

Open Edwards, Jonathan (1703 - 1758)
Edwards, Jonathan (1703 - 1758)

1703–58, American theologian and metaphysician, b. East Windsor (then in Windsor), Conn. He was a precocious child, early interested in things


The concept of equality is an internally complex idea. We should speak instead of conceptions because many of the varied conceptual strands that fall


Empiricism is a school of thought in philosophy based on the idea that all knowledge derives from experience and from direct observation. It stands in

Engels, Friedrich (1820 - 1895)

German social and political philosopher, a friend of, and collaborator with, Karl Marx on The Communist Manifesto (1848) and other key works. His

Open Enlightenment

As an intellectual catchword ‘the Enlightenment’ ( Aufklärung , Age of Reason, le siècle des Lumières ) names a historical epoch (broadly

Open Environmentalism

Emerged out of concerns over pollution, global warming, soil erosion, deforestation, waste disposal, and resource depletion. To the extent that many