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47 Topic Pages Found in Philosophy and starting with the letter S
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Santayana, George (1863 - 1952)

George Santayana, a leading figure in classical American Philosophy, was born in 1863 in Madrid, Spain. His father studied law and eventually became

Open Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905 - 1980)
Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905 - 1980)

French author and philosopher. He was a leading proponent of existentialism . He published his first novel, La Nausée/Nausea (1937), followed by the

Open Satanism

The cult of Satan, or Satan worship, is in part a survival of the ancient worship of demons and in part a revolt against Christianity or the church.

Scheler, Max (1874 - 1928)

Max Scheler was among the most prominent and widely discussed philosophers of the German-speaking world in the early decades of the 20th century.

Schelling, Friedrich (1775 - 1854)

( frē'drĭkh vĭl'hĕlm yō'zĕf fən shĕ'lĭng ), 1775–1854, German philosopher. After theological study at Tübingen and two years of tutoring at Leipzig,

Schiller, Friedrich (1759 - 1805)

1759–1805, German dramatist, poet, and historian, one of the greatest of German literary figures, b. Marbach, Württemberg. The poets of German

Schleiermacher, Friedrich (1768 - 1834)

( frē'drĭkh dä'nyĕl ĕrnst shlì'ərmäkh´´ər ), 1768–1834, German Protestant theologian, b. Breslau. He broke away from the Moravian Church and studied

Schopenhauer, Arthur (1788 - 1860)

( är'tʊr shō'pənhou´´ər ), 1788–1860, German philosopher, b. Danzig (now Gdansk). The bias of his own temperament and experience was germinal to the

Schweitzer, Albert (1875 - 1965)

( äl'bĕrt shvì'tsər ), 1875–1965, Alsatian theologian, musician, and medical missionary. Determined to become a medical missionary, he obtained a

Scruton, Roger

As well as being noted as a political theorist and commentator on political and cultural affairs both in Britain and the USA, Scruton has written