Day: May 9, 2017

The Philosophy of Rene Descartes

French philosopher, scientific theorist and mathematician Rene Descartes (1596-1650) was a student at the Jesuit College in La Fleche and then studied law at Poitiers, graduating in 1616. Shortly afterwards he became a member of the Duke of Bavaria’s army,… Read More ›


The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu

French cultural anthropologist and sociologist¬†Pierre Bourdieu¬†(1930-2002), whose work, characterised as it is by an equal commitment to empirical as well as theoretical research, has embraced the ethnography of Algerian peasant communities (Bourdieu 1979), the sociology of culture (1977b, 1990) and… Read More ›